Moneycontrol's Aakriti Handa explains how your vote is counted.
Even after the mammoth task of arranging and executing ‘free and fair’ elections across India, the work of the Election Commission is not quite done. Between April 11 and May 19, over 90 crore people are expected to have cast their votes across 10 lakh booths in 543 seats spread over 33 lakh square kilometres.
Now, with only one last phase to go in this marathon election, all eyes are now on May 23, the Counting Day.
Counting of votes is the most critical and tedious process of the elections. Even if the slightest discrepancy creeps in, the wrong leader can be placed in power.