Fixing of Polling Hours For General Elections – 2014 to Lok Sabha
Under the provision of Section 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Election Commission of India Is empowered to fix the hours of poll which shall not be less than eight hours.
The Commission, after taking Into account various factors such as extreme hot weather conditions and early sunrise and sunset in some regions, and to facilitate voters has decided that poll shall be taken In all Parliamentary Constituencies in general from 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
For the North-Eastern Region, the hours of poll have been fixed from 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM. However, In Manipur and Nagaland Hours of poll have been fixed from 7.00 AM to 4.00 PM. Also, due to certain security parameters in other some Parliamentary Constituencies, the poll hours have been fixed from 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
For the convenience of all, notifications showing hours of poll in each of the 543 Parliamentary Constituencies are being uploaded on the Commission’s website www.ed.nic.in.