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2014 Lok Sabha Election – Some facts

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Following are some facts about the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections that begin Monday:

* Total electorate – 81.4 million (814,591,184)

* Male voters – 42.6 million (426,615,513), Female – 38.7 million (387,911,330) and Others – 28,341


* First time voters – over 2.3 million (23,161,296)

* Polling stations – 930,000

* 8 million civilians and 3 million security personnel deployed

* NOTA (None Of The Above) option will be used for the first time in a parliamentary poll

* India is the 12th country to use NOTA

* A voter can get enrolled at one place only

* One can contest from any constituency except autonomous districts of Assam, Lakshadweep and Sikkim