11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

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Voters to get more time to vote
New Delhi, Mar 15:  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 on 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.

IANS

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