New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said the model code of conduct would come into immediate effect from today itself and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.

The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. The required electronic voting machines (EVMs) and paper trail machines or the VVPATs are in place and will be deployed in nearly 10 lakh polling stations across 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

The first phase of polling will be held on April 11, the second phase on April 18, third phase on April 23, fourth phase on April 29, fifth phase on May 6, sixth phase on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19. (Read: Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Announced by Election Commission; Check The Dates of 7-phase Polls)

Here’s the entire schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 state-wise.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 1
No. of Seats in Respective StatesAndhra Pradesh (25), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Uttarakhand (5), Meghalaya (2), Andaman & Nicobar Islands (1), Manipur (1), Tripura (1), Assam (5), Chhattisgarh (1), Maharashtra (7), Odisha (4), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Bihar (4), Uttar Pradesh (8) and West Bengal (2).
Total No. of Seats91
Total No. of States20

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 2
No. of Seats in Respective StatesAssam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), J&K (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (38), UP (8), West Bengal (3) and Puducherry (1).
Total No. of Seats97
Total No. of States13

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 3
No. of Seats in Respective StatesAssam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), J&K (1), Karnataka (14), Kerala (20), Maharashtra (14), Odisha (6), Goa (2), UP (10), West Bengal (3), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1) and Daman & Diu (1), Tripura (1)
Total No. of Seats115
Total No. of States14

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 4
No. of Seats in Respective StatesJharkhand (3), Bihar (5), Madhya Pradesh (6), J&K (1), Maharashtra (17), Odisha (6), UP (13), West Bengal (8) and Rajasthan (13).
Total No. of Seats71
Total No. of States9

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 5
No. of Seats in Respective StatesBihar (5), J&K (2), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (7), UP (14), West Bengal (7) and Rajasthan (12).
Total No. of Seats51
Total No. of States7

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 6
No. of Seats in Respective StatesBihar (8), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), UP (14), West Bengal (8) and Delhi (7).
Total No. of Seats59
Total No. of States7

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Phase 7
No. of Seats in Respective StatesBihar (8), Jharkhand (3), Madhya Pradesh (8), Punjab (13), UP (13), West Bengal (9), Chandigarh (1) and Himachal Pradesh (4).
Total No. of Seats59
Total No. of States8

 

States going to polls in single phase: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Pondicherry and Chandigarh.

States going to polls in two phases: Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan and Tripura

States going to polls in three phases: Assam and Chhattisgarh

States going to polls in four phases: Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha

States going to polls in five phases: Jammu and Kashmir

States going to polls in six phases: No state

States going to polls in seven phases: Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

The Election Commission further made it clear as to why it announced the only schedule of Parliament election in J&K. The EC said that based on the input, the constraint of availability of central forces and other logistics, the requirement of forces for the security of candidates in wake of recent violence and keeping other challenges in mind, it announced the polling schedule for the state.

CEC Sunil Arora also said that they have tried covering the left-wing affected areas of various states at one go. Once the left-wing affected states get covered which require much more force, then those forces can move to other areas, said Arora. The Commission has also directed political parties/candidates to desist from using environmentally hazardous publicity material and promote usage eco-friendly substances for the preparation of election campaign material.

Soon after the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said, “The festival of democracy, elections are here.” “I urge my fellow Indians to enrich the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with their active participation. I hope this election witness a historic turnout. I particularly call upon first-time voters to vote in record numbers,” tweeted PM Modi.