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In a press conference held here at Vigyan Bhavan, the Election Commission has notified that the polling will begin from 11 April. The polls will conclude on May 19 and results will be declared four days later on May 23, he said. 900 million votersAround 900 million voters will vote to elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower house of parliament, in the upcoming election.

With the announcement of poll dates, the State government has been notified to strictly implement the model code of conduct with immediate effect.

Similarly, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri and Bhubaneswar parliamentary constituencies will see the third phase elections on April 23, the last phase polls will be held in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur constituencies on April 29.

It is going to be in five phases - April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, and May 6. The remaining states will go to poll on a single day.

The Commission has made a decision to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) along with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at every polling station of all the States and Union Territories to enhance the transparency and credibility of the election process as VVPAT allows the voter to verify his / her vote. If any untoward incident or violation of any law/rule is noticed, action would be taken immediately, the commission said.

Huawei launches its counter-attack by suing the U.S. government
But Schwinn said the lawsuit is one of Huawei's only remaining options, short of trying to get Congress to reverse the ban. Recipients of federal loans or other benefits also could not spend the funds they received on Huawei products.

As expected, the election to all the 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh will be held on April 11 in the first phase itself.

The EC is setting up approximately 10 lakh polling station in 2019.

According to the opinion poll, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may get 126 seats, while the "others", including the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Trinamool Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, regional parties and the independents may win 132 seats. In a tweet, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said: "The festival of democracy, Elections are here".

Candidates are required to furnish details of their social media accounts.

Announcing the schedule for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said the voter verifiable paper audit trail' (VVPAT) will be used in all polling stations this time. Votes were counted on May 16.

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