India's mammoth election by the numbers

About 67 per cent of the 902 million eligible voters have cast votes in India's general election.
About 67 per cent of the 902 million eligible voters have cast votes in India's general election.

KEY FIGURES FROM INDIA'S ELECTION, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST:

902 million - This is the number of registered voters in the 2019 election, up from about 814.5 million in 2014. This is significantly larger than the entire population of Europe.

67 - The percentage of eligible voters who cast their ballots in the first six phases of the seven-phase 2019 elections. The average turnout in the 2014 general elections was 66.4 per cent. About 60-70 per cent is seen as a good voter turnout in India.

8062 - The number of candidates in these elections.

543 - The contest is for 543 of the 545 seats in the lower house of parliament, or Lok Sabha. The two remaining seats are reserved for the Anglo-Indian community and are nominated by the president of India.

1 million - The number of polling stations the Election Commission set up.

2.33 million - The number of electronic voting machines that have been used, including reserves. Voters press a button that has the candidate's allocated symbol, as well as his or her photograph.

$US490 million - That is the value of suspected freebies and bribes distributed by candidates to influence voters and confiscated since elections were announced in March. These include cash, liquor, drugs, precious metals like gold and silver, and other goods like clothes, televisions and pressure cookers.

Australian Associated Press