First a voters list is compiled. Then the election date is announced. The country is divided into constituencies for purpose of elections. The voters have to elect one representative for the Lok Sabha from each constituency(Lok Sabha has 543 constituencies), called Member of Parliament. The constituenciesare formed on basis of population. Similarly, each state is divided into constituencies and a specific number of memberscalled Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected. The dates of General Elections are announced. Each party declares its Manifesto and prepares a list of nominations.