New Delhi: The voting for the first phase of General Elections-2019 to elect people’s representatives for the 17thLok Sabha gets underway tomorrow on Thursday, 11th April. 91 Lok Sabha seats are in the fray, spread over 20 states and UTs. Here are few interesting sidelights from some of the poll bound states:
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- The voters include 41 Great Nicobarese tribes of Strait Islands, 65 Onge tribes at Hut Bay and approximately 100 Shompen tribes of Campbell Bay.
- Polling Station with least number of electors: Malogam Temporary Structure in Malogam Village under 45-Hayuliang (ST) Assembly Constituency: 1 – Only One female voter.
- Polling Station No. 18-Luguthang under 3-Mukto (ST) Assembly Constituency is the Highest Polling Station located at an altitude of about 13,583 feet.
- 11 Polling Stations exclusively for female voters have been set up in the state.
- For Bru refugees, who are living in camps in Tripura, 15 special polling booths have been set up in Kanhmun at Mizoram – Tripura border.
- Mizoram holds a unique feature among the parliamentary constituencies with 100% voters having Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC).
- Highest polling booth in Sikkim situated close to the India-China border at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Gnathang Valley for 180 registered voters from 21-Gnathang Machong Assembly constituency will vote on April 11.
- 39 All Women polling stations set up manned by all women polling parties and police forces.
- 52% Women voters in Meghalaya, while 32.34 per cent are in the 20-29 years age group
- For the first time, BRAILE Voter id card-EPIC makes debut in Meghalaya with BRAILE EPIC issued for usage of visually impaired
- Tobacco Free Polling Booths: Bihar becomes the Second state in the country after Delhi to declare all polling booths for the 2019 Lok Sabha Election in the state tobacco free.
- Live Webcasting arrangements at 350 polling booths in the first phase of general elections to ensure free and fair polls.
- The total number of electors has increased by 55,06,336 (i.e. 3.96 percent) since the previous General Election-2014 in the State.
- Out of these, 16,75,567 electors are in the age group of 18-19 years.
PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES (PCs) VOTING PHASE-1 (11.04.2019)
Parliamentary Constituencies in First phase
|Total Number of voters
|No. of Male Voters||No. of Female Voters
|No. of Voters of Third Gender||Number of Contesting Candidates||Number of Polling Booths|
|Jammu & Kashmir||2||3317882||1716933||1600897||52||33||4489|
|A & N Islands||1||317878||168701||149168||9||15||406|
|No of States/UTs in Phase 1||20|
- Puducherry to go to polls in the Second phase on April 18th, 2019
- General Elections 2019 for Tamilnadu will be held in the Second phase on April 18th, 2019
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