Lok Sabha polls from Apr 7-May 12, result on May 16
Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha will be held in nine phases beginning April 7 to May 12, 2014. Announcing the dates, Election Commission VS Sampath said the 16th Lok Sabha should be constituted before May 31, 2014. Total electorate is estimated at 814 million for general elections, which is an increase of more than 100 million electors since last general elections. With the announcement of polls dates, the election code of conduct comes into force with immediate effect, freezing possibility of new policy announcement. The LS poll dates are April 7, 9, 10,12, 17, 24 ,30, May 7 & 9 Alongside Lok Sabha dates, the EC also announced Assembly and bypolls will be held in various states during the same time. Counting of votes of all parliamentary constituencies, assembly constituencies and bypolls will be concluded on a single day i.e,16th May 2014.