About 1.5 million electronic voting machines would be used in as many polling stations across India.
The EC is working on a multi- phase, probably five, election schedule with the states in the warmer parts of the country expected to go to polls in April and first week of May.
The remaining states, mostly in the north and hilly region, would have polling days between the first week and the middle of May.
“The exact dates have not been finalised as yet.
We are working at a schedule keeping in view a month-long window of mid-April to mid-May,” a senior EC official said.
The counting of votes is expected to be between May 15 and May 20.
The commission is required to complete the election process by end of May as the 16th Lok Sabha has to be constituted by June 1.