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Maharashtra and Haryana State Assembly Elections 2014
> The Election Commission has announced the dates of Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections on Friday. Both the states will go to the polls on October 15 and counting will take place on October 19.
|State||Total No. of ACs||Reserved for SC||Reserved for ST|
|Schedule of Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Election 2014|
|S. No.||Poll Event||Dates ( All 140 ACs)|
|1.||Issue of Notification||20.09.2014 (Saturday)|
|2.||Last date for making Nominations||27.09.2014 (Saturday)|
|3.||Scrutiny of Nominations||29.09.2014 (Monday)|
|4.||Last date for withdrawal of candidature||01.10.2014 (Wednesday)|
|5.||Date of Poll||15.10.2014 (Wednesday)|
|6.||Counting of Votes||19.10.2014 (Sunday)|
|7.||Date before which election process shall be completed||22.10.2014 (Wednesday)|
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Facts about the 16th Lok Sabha Elections 2014
- Lok Sabha has 543 elected members from 543 parlimentary constituencies across India. Of these, 131 seats are reserved for candidates from the scheduled castes and tribes category.
- Uttar Pradesh has the most Lok Sabha seats (80) while the states of Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram and the union territories have one seat each.
- Elections for 543 seats will held in 9 phases and are spread over 6 weeks times.
- Elections for the first phase begin on April 7 and last phase on 12 May.
About 814.5 million people will be eligible to vote in the world’s biggest democratic exercise.
- Counting of votes will take place on May 16 and all the results are expected on the same day.
- Elections to the state assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will also be held simultaneously with Lok Sabha Elections.
- Around 930,000 polling stations will be set up for the month-long election using electronic voting machines.
- Uttar Pradesh has the most eligible voters (134 million)
- Sikkim the lowest (about 362,000).
- Male voters constitute 52.4 percent of the electorate.
- Women voters outnumber men in eight regions — Puducherry, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Daman & Diu, Meghalaya, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh.
- Out of total electors of 84.5 Million, 28,314 identify themselves as transgender.
- There are 11,844 non-resident Indians registered to vote in the election this year.
- Nearly 10 million officials (including police for security) will be deployed to conduct the elections.
- A candidate can spend up to Rs 70 Lakh for his election campaign.
- Nearly 85 percent of the candidates lost their security deposit in the 2009 election.
- In the 2009 General Elections, around 78 percent of the members have a graduate, post-graduate degree or a doctorate.
- Malkajgiri in Andhra Pradesh is the biggest parliamentary constituency in terms of voters with around 2.95 million electors.
- Lakshadweep is the smallest parliamentary constituency with 47,972 voters.
- In the 2009 election, 363 political parties took part.
- Bahujan Samaj Party contested for maximum number of seats (500 out of 543), followed by the Congress (440) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (433).
- The smallest margin of victory was for Namo Narain of the Congress party who defeated his BJP rival by 317 votes in Rajasthan’s Tonk Sawai Madhopur constituency in 2009 General Elections.
- Voters will have a “None of the Above” option on voting machines.
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