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Lok Sabha polls: West Bengal has maximum first-time voters followed by UP, MP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has the maximum number of first-time voters in the coming election, followed by and

According to data, 20.1 lakh first-time voters will be exercising their franchise in and have 16.7 lakh and 13.6 lakh first-time voters, respectively.

The number of people eligible to vote in polls beginning next month has increased by 8.4 crore as compared to the 2014 general election, and these include 1.5 crore "young voters" who are in the 18-19 age group and would exercise their franchise first time.

Over 1.5 crore voters are in the age group of 18-19 years. These "young voters" constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electors.

Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and have 12.8 lakh, 11.9 lakh, 8.9 lakh and 5.3 lakh first-time voters, respectively.

has 97,684 first-time voters.

elections will begin on April 11 and continue for over a month till May 19 across seven phases. The counting of votes will be held on May 23, the announced Sunday, kick-starting a mega electoral battle.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 15:25 IST