Meghalaya will have a total of 18,92,716 voters, who will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, slated to be held on April 11, 2019.
But the electors of the state have to wait for more than one month to know the results as the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.
Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha seats – Shillong parliamentary constituency and Tura parliamentary constituency.
While Shillong Lok Sabha constituency has a total of 11,82,725 voters, the Tura Lok Sabha constituency has a total of 7,09,991 voters.
Shillong, at present, is being represented by Congress MP, Vincent H. Pala.
Tura has no MP, and the seat has remained vacant after Conrad K Sangma resigned as Lok Sabha MP on being elected as the MLA of South Tura Assembly constituency in August last year.
Conrad K Sangma resigned as member of the Lok Sabha from the Tura Lok Sabha constituency on September 4 last year.
Shillong, which comprised 36 Assembly seats in Khasi and Jaiñtia hills, has 2,053 polling stations and Tura, which has 24 Assembly seats in Garo hills, has 1,114 polling stations.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India on Sunday announced the polls dates for the 17th Lok Sabha elections.
The Lok Sabha polls 2019 will be held in 7 phases starting from April 11.
The polling will conclude on May 19 while the counting of votes will be held on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Sunday.
In the Northeast, while Assam will go to polls in 3 phases on April 11, 18 and 23, polls in Manipur and Tripura will be held in two phases on April 11 and 8. On the other hand, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland will go to polls in single phase on April 11.