Highest ever in LS Polls: Voter turnout 67.11% & 3 lakh paramilitary, 20 lakh state police deployed
Out of the 543 LS seats, elections were held in 542 LS seats except for Vellore constituency that got cancelled due to excessive use of money power. The overall turnout recorded was 67.11%, which is the highest ever recorded in any parliamentary polls in India. Nearly 91 crore electors turned up to cast votes. About 3 lakh paramilitary, 20 lakh state police officials & home guards were deployed for the 7 phase LS elections.