Next Indian general election

The next Indian general election is scheduled to be held on or before April to May 2024 to elect the members of 18th Lok Sabha.

2024 Indian general election

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542 (of the 545) seats in the Lok Sabha
272 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  PM Modi 2015.jpg Sonia Gandhi (cropped).jpg
Leader Narendra Modi Sonia Gandhi (interim)
Alliance NDA UPA
Leader since 13 September 2013 10 August 2019
Leader's seat Varanasi Rae Bareli
Last election 303 52

Prime Minister before election

Narendra Modi

Elected Prime Minister


Electoral systemEdit

All 543 elected MPs are elected from single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.[1] The 104th amendment to the constitution effectively abolished the two seats that were reserved for the Anglo-Indian community.[2]

Eligible voters must be Indian citizens, 18 years or older, an ordinary resident of the polling area of the constituency and registered to vote (name included in the electoral rolls), possess a valid voter identification card issued by the Election Commission of India or equivalent.[3] Some people convicted of electoral or other offences are barred from voting.[4]

The Constitution of India mandates parliamentary elections to be held once every five years.


  1. ^ Electoral system Archived 6 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine IPU
  2. ^ "House ratifies quota for SC/STs in Assembly, Lok Sabha". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 10 January 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 January 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 3 voting: How to vote without voter ID card Archived 24 May 2019 at the Wayback Machine, Business Today (23 April 2019)
  4. ^ "General Voters". Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.