India gets ready for world's biggest election to begin from April 7 In the biggest election in the world with an electoral roll of 81.4 crore, India will vote for the 16th Lok Sabha from April 7 to May 12. The outcome of the nine-phase poll will be announced on May 16. This is the first time that the Lok Sabha elections will be held in nine phases. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday said 81.4 crore people will be eligible to vote, a number larger than the population of Europe, making this the biggest election the world has ever seen. There have been 10 crore new voters since the 2009 elections. The first phase of polling will take place on April 7, covering 2 states and 6 constituencies, second phase on April 9, covering 5 states and 7 constituencies, third phase on April 10, covering 14 states and 92 constituencies, fourth phase on April 12, covering 3 states and 5 constituencies, fifth on April 17, covering 13 states and UTs and 122 constituencies, sixth phase on April 24, covering 12 states and 117 constituencies, seventh phase on April 30, covering 9 states and 89 constituencies, eighth phase on May 7, covering 7 states and 64 constituencies and ninth phase on May 12, covering 3 states and 41 constituencies.