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Factfile: Five-phase 2009 general elections

india Updated: May 13, 2009 21:40 IST

An overview of the staggered five-phase general elections that started April 16 and ended May 13. Here are some of the facts:

Total voters - 7Factfile: Five-phase 2009 general elections13.77 million voters

Polling stations - 834,000

Poll observers - 2,046

Polling staff - 4.69 million

Parliamentary constituencies - 543

Assembly elections - Andhra Pradesh (294), Orissa (147) and Sikkim (32)

Total candidates - 8,070

Male candidates - 7,514

Women candidates - 556

Highest number of candidates - Chennai South (43)

Lowest number of candidates - Nagaland (3)

Highest polling station - Auley Phu in Leh, Ladakh (set up at an altitude of 15,300 feet)

Electronic Voting Machine and control units - control units (908,643) and ballot units (11,83,543)

Villages identified as vulnerable - 86,782

People booked under preventive sections - 373,861

Maoist-affected constituencies - 79 seats

High security deployment - 118,604 polling stations

Video-graphers - 74,729

Digital cameras - 40,599

Helicopters - 55

Re-polls - 648 seats