West Bengal has the maximum number of first-time voters in the coming Lok Sabha election, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. According to Election Commission data, 20.1 lakh first-time voters will be exercising their voting rights in West Bengal. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have 16.7 lakh and 13.6 lakh first-time voters, respectively. The total number of people eligible to vote in Lok Sabha polls is around 90 crore.
The Election Commission today announced that the Lok Sabha election will be held in 7 phases. The elections will start on April 11 and continue till May 19. The counting will be held on May 23. Total numbers of voters are expected to be around 90 crore of which 1.5 crore voters are in the age group of 18-19 years.
89.9 crore electors, including 1.6 crore new voters aged 18-19 years, are registered to vote in the upcoming general elections. This number is likely to go up since additions to the electoral rolls can be made till the last day of filing of nomination. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while 81.5 crore voters enrolled at the time of the announcement, the final figure, including service voters, stood at 83.4 crore. Service voters comprise members of the armed forces, armed police forces, and government employees working abroad. They can vote either through one-way electronically-transmitted postal ballot or through a proxy.