India is the world’s biggest democracy. In the month of May, the second largest population of the world will decide their new Prime Minister. The Lok Sabha elections 2019 in India are set to be the biggest in the world. Elections 2019 will be held in seven phases during the month of April and May and the results will be declared on 23rd May.
Check out what makes this Election 2019 different from previous elections.
1. New Voter Increased By 84.3 Million
From Election 2014 to Election 2019, the number of voters has increased by 84.3 million. This means many youths are set to vote first time in their life at Election 2019.
2. 900 Million Voters In Elections 2019
India has the largest voter base in the world. With a massive population of 130 Billion people, 900 million or 90 crore people are expected to vote in the Lok Sabha elections. This shows that 69.23% of Indian citizens are eligible to vote. In 2014, 81.45 crores were eligible to vote. Now with new voters are eligible to vote in Election 2019, the count rises to around 900 Million. As per 1951 census, the Indian population was 35.66 crore and when India held its first general elections in 1950, the country had only 17.32 crore voters excluding Jammu and Kashmir.
3. More Female Voters
In case you don’t know women outnumbered men at polling booths in more than half of states of India in 2014 elections. The history was created when there was the highest ever female voter turnout of 65.63%. This year the same can be expected.
4. Citizen-Centric App
This is the first time in Election history, Election commission has launched a citizen-centric mobile application. This app is for reporting any cases of Model Code of Conduct violation. Within 100 minutes of receiving complaints, District election authorities are directed to revert.