Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 1 Updates: 60.03% voter turnout recorded till 7 pm, says EC

Voting for the initial phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections began on Friday, April 19, starting at 7 am and ending at 6 pm.

This phase covers several states including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.

Additionally, elections are taking place in Union Territories such as Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Jammu and Kashmir, and Puducherry. Voters from 102 constituencies spread across these states and UTs are participating in today's polling.

Election 2024 Phase 1 Voting

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Phase-wise schedule

  • Phase 1- April 19
  • Phase 2- April 26
  • Phase 3- May 7
  • Phase 4 - May 13
  • Phase 5 - May 20
  • Phase 6 - May 25
  • Phase 7 - June 1

Election 2024 Phase 1 Voting

Top developments
  • 60.03% voting till 7 pm

Check out voter turnout in your state here: 

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  • Which state saw the highest voter turnout?

Tripura and West Bengal saw high voter turnout, with Tripura at 80% and West Bengal at 77% respectively.

  • Which state saw the lowest voter turnout?

Bihar saw the lowest voter turnout with 48%.

  • Google Doodle celebrates India's elections

Google Doodle marked the start of voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 in India by depicting an index finger marked with ink, symbolizing the ongoing voting process in the first phase of the general election.

Election 2024 Phase 1 Voting

  • Three biggest challenges in conducting polls

Former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa highlighted three major challenges the Election Commission of India faces during the 2024 general elections: enforcing the Model Code of Conduct, blurring the lines between candidate and party news and publicity, and monitoring and capping election expenditure by political parties.

  • Firing incident at polling booth in Moirangkampu Sajeb Awang Leikai of Imphal

A firing incident and clash occurred at a polling booth in Imphal's Moirangkampu Sajeb Awang Leikai during the Lok Sabha elections, resulting in one civilian injury. Two men approached the polling agents of Congress and BJP, took them outside, and fired shots from inside the car, causing one person to be injured.

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  • Voting concludes in Imphal East

Voting for the Lok Sabha elections in Imphal East ended, with EVMs and VVPATs machines being sealed, casting votes in Manipur from 7 am to 4 pm.

  • Three Injured in Firing at Manipur Polling Booth

Miscreants set fire to a polling station in Thamanpokpi, Manipur, causing three injuries. No casualties have been reported. Another incident occurred at a polling station in Thongju Assembly seat, Manipur's Imphal East district. These incidents occurred during the first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with Manipur having registered over 29% voter turnout as of 11am.

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  • Polling halted at 5 Manipur booths after ‘ruckus’

Polling in 5 booths, 2 in East Imphal and 3 in West Imphal, was halted due to a dispute over alleged irregularities.

  • Voters damage EVMs in Manipur after firing

Miscreants fired shots near the polling booth in Bishnupur constituency, causing damage to EVMs damaged by voters in Manipur.

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  • Clashes reported in Arunachal Pradesh

Two political parties have been involved in clashes and stone pelting in Niausa village, Longding area, Arunachal Pradesh.


  • CRPF jawan on poll duty killed in Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan died after an under-barrel grenade launcher shell accidentally exploded in Galgam village, Bijapur district. Constabulary Devendra Kumar, from CRPF's 196th battalion, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Jagdalpur. He died during treatment. An assistant commandant of the CRPF was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites exploded in the Bhairamgarh police station area, near the Chihka polling booth. Both incidents occurred during a domination operation ahead of the polling.


  • Clashes erupt in West Bengal

Reports of clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began as voting for three of West Bengal's 42 seats began in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls.

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  • ‘No road, no vote’ in Muzaffarnagar village

Tandhera villagers in Muzaffarnagar remained silent until 8 am, expressing their dissatisfaction with the delay in road construction.

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  • 2,500 voters cross the India-Bangladesh border

Around 2,500 voters crossed the India-Bangladesh border fencing to vote in Tripura on April 19. Many voters had to stay beyond the barbed wire fencing due to historical reasons. Legally aged voters are now enrolled in Tripura's electoral rolls, and border gates have been opened to facilitate voting.

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