Elections 2024: 96.8 crore voters eligible to cast votes

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 16, 2024 IST

General elections

New Delhi, March 16: A total of 96.8 crore voters will be eligible to cast their vote in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference here to announce the dates of Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls to four states, Rajiv Kumar said there will be 10.5 lakh polling stations and 1.5 crore polling officials and security staff will be deployed to conduct the elections in the world's largest democracy.

Rajiv Kumar said, "We are committed to give the nation a truly festive, democratic environment. The term of the 17th Lok Sabha is due to expire on 16th June 2024. The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are also due to expire in June 2024. Elections are due in Jammu and Kashmir..."

"We have 97 crore registered voters, 10.5 lakhs polling stations, 1.5 crores polling officials and security staff, 55 lakhs EVMs, 4 lakhs vehicles," said Kumar.

"We have 1.8 crore first-time voters and 19.47 crore voters between the age group of 20-29 years...," he added.

Rajiv Kumar said, "There is no place for bloodbath and violence in the elections...From wherever we will receive the information of violence, we will take action against them..."

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