Indian voter population is 900 million


New Delhi, March 10 : The number of voters in the Lok Sabha elections will be around 900 million, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Sunday, calling the upcoming polls the “largest festival of democracy”.

There would be approximately 10 lakh polling stations this year, up from 9 lakh in the last general election in 2014.

Of the total electorate, 15 million will be in the age group of 18 to 19 years.

“The Election Commission has attempted a very comprehensive preparation for the conduct of the election,” he said.

Model Code of Conduct comes into effect

The Model Code of Conduct came into effect on Sunday following the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule by the Election Commission.