The Great Indian Election Saga begins

Election workers in India traveled 300 miles over 4 days to set up a polling booth — for one voter. The world’s largest electoral exercise began this month in India and will take place in seven phases over a 38-day period. Results will be announced on May 23. Nearly 900 million people are eligible to vote, and India is committed to reaching them all, no matter where they live.

– The Washington Post. All the numbers involved in this greatest exercise of democracy in the world are impossible to fathom.