11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

Voters across India, barring the northeast, will be given 11 hours - from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. - to cast their ballot for the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said Saturday.

In the most of the northeast region, people will get 10 hours - between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. - to vote, while in Manipur and Nagaland - where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force - polling would take place till 4 p.m. due to security reasons.

The general election will be held in nine phases - starting April 7 and ending May 12. Counting of votes will take place May 16.