First phase of polls 2009 (Factfile)

April 14th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India’s staggered general elections begin Thursday. Here are some facts on the first of the five phases:
States: 17

Constituencies - 124

Candidates - 1,715

Women candidates - 122

Electorate - 143.1 million

Polling staff - 900,000

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) - 310,066

Vulnerable villages/hamlets - 23,000

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