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Google celebrates largest-ever election in the world commencing in India from today with a colourful doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant celebrates the commencement of Indian General Elections of 2019 on 11th April 2019 with a colourful doodle, in which the second 'G' of the logo has been replaced with finger with mark of ink signifying the cast of vote. The doodle's purpose is to celebrate the largest-ever election in the world.

According to notification of the Indian Election Commission, the 2019 Indian general election is scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11th April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.

After the completion of the various phases, the counting of votes will be commence on 23rd May, and on the same day the results will be made public.

Furthermore, the State Legislative Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim are being held simultaneously with the general election.

The Election Commission of India has informed that around 900 million people were eligible to vote, with an increase of 84.3 million voters since the last general election in 2014.

Another highpoint of the election this time is that around 15 million voters in the age group of 18-19 years have become eligible to exercise their right to vote for the first time.

Moreover, 71,735 overseas voters are reported  as enrolled in the electoral rolls this time.

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