Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of staggered general election
New Delhi : Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modiwho cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat.
— ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2019
In all, 188 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in 117 constituencies during the day across 15 states and federally administered territories.
More than 900 million Indians are expected to elect 543 members to the lower house of parliament or Lok Sabha.
The general election, which has seven phases, began on April 11 and will end on May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Voting in India is conducted by electronic voting machines or EVM, a system that was first introduced in 1982. More than 2.3 million EVMs will be used in the 2019 elections as compared with 1.8 million in 2014.
To check for foul play, vehicles transporting the EVMs will be fitted with GPS devices to monitor their movements.
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