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Basic facts about 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 9:04pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: IANS

Following are some facts about the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections that begin Monday

* Total electorate - 814 million (814,591,184)

* Male voters - 426 million (426,615,513), Female - 387 million (387,911,330) and Others - 28,341

* First time voters - over 23 million (23,161,296)

* Polling stations - 930,000

* 8 million civilians and 3 million security personnel deployed

* NOTA (None Of The Above) option will be used for the first time in a parliamentary poll

* India is the 12th country to use NOTA

* A voter can get enrolled at one place only

* One can contest from any constituency except autonomous districts of Assam, Lakshadweep and Sikkim. 




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