World’s largest exercise in democracy: some key numbers

March 3rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Following are important statistics on the number of voters and seats for the 15th Lok Sabha elections that begin April 16.
Total eligible voters - 714 million

State with most voters - Uttar Pradesh: 110 million (110,624,490)

State with fewest voters - Sikkim: 281,937

Union territory with most voters - Delhi: 8.7 million (8,763,475)

Union territory with fewest voters - Lakshadweep: 39,033

Parliamentary constituency with most voters - Unnao in Uttar Pradesh: 1.89 million (1,897,474)

Parliamentary constituency with fewest voters - Lakshadweep: 39,033

Number of Lok Sabha seats: 545

Nominated members: 2

Number of Lok Sabha constituencies: 543

Unreserved seats - 412

Seats reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates - 84

Seats reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates - 47

State with maximum constituencies - Uttar Pradesh: 80

States with just one Lok Sabha constituency - Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland

Union Territory with maximum seats - Delhi: 7

Poll dates - April 16, 23 and 30; May 7 and 13

Counting - May 16

Polling stations - 828,804

Number of electronic voting machines - 1.36 million

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