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Which states will vote in how many phases? Find out here!

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 17th 2024 09:00 AM
Which states will vote in how many phases? Find out here!

Which states will vote in how many phases? Find out here!

PTC News Desk: The Chief Election Commissioner unveiled the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 today, revealing that the electoral process across all states and union territories will unfold in seven phases, commencing from April 19. While the majority of states and UTs will witness voting on a single designated day, three states stand out for conducting voting across all seven phases: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal.

Among the states, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal are slated to have the most extensive polling schedules. On the other hand, nearly all Union Territories (UTs) are expected to conduct voting in a single phase, with the exception of Jammu and Kashmir, which is set to vote across five different polling dates.

A comprehensive breakdown of the voting phases across states and Union Territories (UTs) for the upcoming elections is provided below:

States and UTs with a single polling date (22):

Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.
States and UTs with two polling dates (4):

Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tripura, Manipur.
States and UTs with three polling dates (2):

Chhattisgarh, Assam.
States and UTs with four polling dates (3):

Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand.
States and UTs with five polling dates (2):

Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir.
States and UTs with seven polling dates (3):

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal.
The voting will commence in phase 1 on April 19, followed by phase 2 on April 26, phase 3 on May 7, phase 4 on May 13, phase 5 on May 20, phase 6 on May 25, and concluding with phase 7 on June 1.

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(Inputs from agencies)




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