India election: 60-second lowdown on biggest vote ever
5 March 2014 Last updated at 13:00 GMT
India's general election in April and May will be the largest the world has seen.
Some 814 million eligible voters will elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower house, from 7 April to 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May.
BBC News gives you the lowdown on the largest democracy's largest ever vote - in 60 seconds.
Video produced by Michael Hirst