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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951

Title : THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951

Year : 1951



The district, election officer shall, with the previous approval of the Election Commission, provide a sufficient number of polling stations for every constituency the whole or greater part of which lies within his jurisdiction, and shall publish, in such manner as the Election Commission may direct, a list showing the polling stations so provided and the polling areas or groups of voters for which they have respectively been provided.

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1. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s. 25, for s. 25 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

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(1) The 2*[district election officer] shall appoint a presiding office for each polling station and such polling officer or officers as he think necessary, but he shall not appoint any person who has been employed by or on behalf of, or has been otherwise working for, a candidate in or about the election:

Provided that if a polling officer is absent from the polling station, the presiding officer may appoint any person who is present at the polling station other than a person who has been employed by or on behalf of, or has been otherwise working for, a candidate in or about the election, to be the polling officer during the absence of the former officer, and inform the 2*[district election officer] accordingly :

3*[Provided further that nothing in this sub-section shall prevent the 2*[district election officer] from appointing the same person to be the presiding officer for more than one polling station in the same premises.]

(2) A polling officer shall, if so directed by the presiding officer, perform all or any of the functions of a presiding officer under this Act or any rules or orders made there under.

(3) If the presiding officer, owing to illness or other unavoidable cause, is obliged to absent himself from the polling station, his functions shall be performed by such polling officer as has been previously authorized by the 2*[district election officer] to perform such functions during any such absence.

(4) References in this Act to the presiding officer shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be deemed to include any person performing any function which he is authorized to perform under sub- section (2) or sub-section (3), as the case may be.

4*[(5) Any reference to a district election officer in section 25 and in this section shall, in relation to a constituency in a Union territory, be construed as a reference to the returning officer for that constituency.]

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1.Subs. by s. 26, ibid., for "returning officer" (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

2. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s.26, for "returning officer" (w.e.f. 14-12-1966.)

3. Ins. by Act 27 of 1956, s.12.

4. Ins. by Act 47 of 1966, s.26 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966.)

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It shall be the general duty of the presiding officer at a polling station to keep order thereat and to see that the poll is fairly taken.



It shall be the duty of the polling officers at a polling station to assist the presiding officer for such station in the performance of his functions.

28A. Returning officer, presiding officer, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission.

The returning officer, assistant returning officer, presiding officer, polling officer, and any other officer appointed under this Part, and. any police officer designated for the time being by the State Government, for the conduct of any election shall be deemed to be on deputation to the Election Commission for the period commencing on and from the date of the notification calling for such election and ending with the date of declaration of the results of such election and accordingly, such officers shall, during that period, be subject to the control, superintendence and discipline of the Election Commission.



(1) The returning officer for an election 1* * * to fill a seat or seats in the Council of States or for an election by the members of the Legislative Assembly of a State to fill a seat or seats in the Legislative Council of the State shall, with the previous approval of the Election Commission, fix the place at which the poll will be taken for such election and shall notify the place so fixed in such manner as the Election Commission may direct.

(2)The returning officer shall preside over such election at the place so fixed and shall appoint such polling officer or officers to assist him as he thinks necessary but he shall not appoint any person who has been employed by or on behalf of, or has been otherwise working for a candidate in or about the election.

(1)Registration with the Commission of associations and bodies as political parties. Any association or body of individual citizens of India calling itself a political party and intending to avail itself of the provisions of this Part shall make an application to the Election Commission for its registration as a political party for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Every such application shall be made,-

(a) If the association or body is in existence at the commencement of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1988, (1 of 1989) within sixty days next following such commencement;

(b) If the association or body is formed after, such commencement, within thirty days next following the date of its formation.

(3) Every application under sub-section (1) shall be signed by the chief executive officer of the association or body (whether such chief executive officer is known as Secretary or by any other designation) and presented to the Secretary to the Commission or sent to such Secretary by registered post.

(4) Every such application shall contain the following particulars, namely: -

(a) The name of the association or body;

(b) The State in which its head office is situate;

(c) The address to which letters and other communications meant for it should be sent;

(d) The names of its president, secretary, treasurer and other office-bearers;

(e) The numerical strength of its members, and if there are categories of its members, the numerical strength in each category;

(f) Whether it has any local units; if so, at what levels;

(g) Whether it is represented by any member or members in either House of Parliament or of any State Legislature; if so, number of such member or members.

(5) The application under sub-section (1) shall be accompanied by a copy of the memorandum or rules and regulations of the association or body, by whatever name called, and such memorandum or rules and regulations shall contain a specific provision that the association or body shall bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, and to the principles of socialism, secularism and democracy and would uphold the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.

(6) The Commission may call for such other particulars as it may deem fit from the association or body.

(7) After considering all the particulars as aforesaid in the possession and any other necessary and relevant factors and after giving the representatives of the association or body reasonable opportunity of being heard, the Commission shall decide either to register the association or body as a political party for the purposes of this Part, or not so to register it; and the Commission shall Communicate its decision to the association or body:

Provided
that no association or body shall be registered as a political party under this sub-section unless the memorandum or rules and regulations of such association or body conform to the provisions of sub-section (5).

(8) The decision of the Commission shall be final.

(9) 2* After an association or body has been registered as a political party as aforesaid, any change in its name, head office, office-bearers, address or in any other material matters shall be communicated to the Commission without delay."]

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1. The words and brackets "(other than a primary election)" omitted by Act 27 of 1956, s.13.

2. Ins. by Act 1 of 1989, s.5 (w.e.f. 15-3-1989.)

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As soon as the notification calling upon a constituency to elect a member or members is issued, the Election Commission shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint-

(a) The last date for making nominations, which shall be the 2*[seventh day] after the date of publication of the first- mentioned notification or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(b) The date for the scrutiny of nominations, which shall be 3[the day immediately following] the last date for making nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday ;

(c) The last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, which shall be 4*[the second day] after the date for the scrutiny of nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(d) The date or dates on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken, which or the first of which shall be a date not earlier than the [fourteenth day] after the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures ; and

(e) The date before which the election shall be completed.

5* * * * * *]

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 14, for s. 30.

2. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, s. 7, for "tenth day" (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

3. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s 27. for "the second day after" (w.e.f 14- 12-1966).

4. Subs. by s. 27, ibid., for "the third day" (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

5. Explanation omitted by s. 27 ibid. (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

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On the issue of a notification under section 30, the returning officer 1** * shall give public notice of the intended election in such form and manner as may be prescribed, inviting nominations of candidates for such election and specifying the place at which the nomination papers are to be delivered.

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1. The words "for the constituency" omitted by Act 47 of 1966, s. 28 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

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Any person may be nominated as a candidate for election to fill a seat 1* * * if he is qualified to be chosen to fill that seat under the provisions of the Constitution and this Act 4* * * 3*[or under 2 the provisions of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963,(20 of 1963) as the case may be].

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1. The words "in any constituency" omitted by Act 27 of 1956, S. 15.

2. Certain words ins. by s. 15, ibid., omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.

3. Ins. by Act 20 of 1963, s. 57 and Sch. 11.

4. Ins by Act 1 of 1989, s. 7(w.e.f. 1-4-1989).

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(1) On or before the date appointed under clause (a) of section 30 each candidate shall, either in person or by his proposer, between the hours of eleven o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon deliver to the returning officer at the place specified in this behalf in the notice issued under section 31 a nomination paper completed in the prescribed form and signed by the candidate and by an elector of the constituency as proposer :

5*["Provided that a candidate not set up by a recognised political party, shall not be deemed to be duly nominated for election from a constituency unless the nomination paper is subscribed by ten proposers bein electors of the constituency:

2*[Provided that no nomination paper shall be delivered to the returning officer on a day which is a public holiday:

4*["Provided also that in the case of a local authorities' constituency, graduates' constituency or teachers' constituency, the reference to "an elector of the constituency as proposer" shall be construed as a reference to "ten per cent. of the electors of the constituency or ten such electors, whichever is less, as proposers"].

3*[(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) for election to the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim (deemed to be the Legislative Assembly of that State duly constituted under the Constitution), the nomination paper to be delivered to the returning officer shall be in such form and manner as may be prescribed :

Provided
that the said nomination paper shall be subscribed by the candidate as assenting to the nomination, and-

(a) In the case of a seat reserved for Sikkimese of Bhutia Lepcha origin, also by at least twenty electors of the constituency as proposers and twenty electors of the constituency as seconders;

(b) In the case of a seat reserved for Sanghas, also by at least twenty electors of the constituency as proposers and at least twenty electors of the constituency as seconders ;

(c) In the case of a seat reserved for Sikkimese of Nepali origin, by an elector of the constituency as proposer :

Provided further that no nomination paper shall be delivered to the returning officer on a day which is a public holiday.]

(2) In a constituency where any seat is reserved, a candidate shall not be deemed to be qualified to be chosen to fill that seat unless his nomination paper contains a declaration by him specifying the particular caste or tribe of which he is a member and the area in relation to which that caste or tribe is a Scheduled Caste or, as the case may be, a Scheduled Tribe of the State.

(3) Where the candidate is a person who, having held any office referred to in 7*[section 9], has been dismissed and a period of five years .has not elapsed since the dismissal, such person shall not be deemed to be duly nominated as a candidate unless his nomination paper is accompanied by a certificate issued in the prescribed manner by the Election Commission to the effect that he has not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the State.

(4) On the presentation of a nomination paper, the returning officer shall satisfy himself that the names and electoral roll numbers of the candidate and his proposer as entered in the nomination paper are the same as those entered in the electoral rolls :

8*[Provided that no misnomer or inaccurate description or clerical technical or printing error in regard to the name of the candidate or his proposer or any other person, or in regard to any place, mentioned in the electoral roll or the nomination paper and no clerical, technical or printing error in regard to the electoral roll numbers of any such person in the electoral roll or the nomination paper, shall affect the full operation of the electoral roll or the nomination paper with respect to such person or place in any case where the description in regard to the name of the person or place is such as to be commonly understood ; and the returning officer shall permit any such misnomer or inaccurate description or clerical, technical or printing error to be corrected and where necessary, direct that any such misnomer, inaccurate description, clerical, technical or printing error in the electoral roll or in the nomination paper shall be overlooked.]

(5) Where the candidate is an elector of a different constituency, a copy of the electoral roll of that constituency or of the relevant part thereof or a certified copy of the relevant entries in such roll shall, unless it has been filed along with the nomination paper, be produced before the returning officer at the time of scrutiny.

6*[(6) Nothing in this section shall prevent any candidate from being nominated by more than one nomination paper:

Provided
that not more than four nomination papers shall be presented by or on behalf of any candidate or accepted by the returning officer for election in the same constituency.]

6*[(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (6) or in any other provisions of this Act, a person shall not be nominate as a candidate for election,-

(a) In the case of a general election to the House of the People (whether or not held simultaneously from all Parliamentary constituencies), from more than two Parliamentary constituencies;

(b) In the case of a general election to the Legislative Assembly of a State (whether or not held simultaneously from all Assembly constituencies), from more than two Assembly constituencies in that State;

(c) In the case of a biennial election to the Legislative Council of a State having such Council, from more than two Council constituencies in the State;

(d) In the case of a biennial election to the Council of States for filling two or more seats allotted to a State, for filling more than two such seats;

(e) In the case of bye-elections to the House of the People from two or more Parliamentary constituencies which are held simultaneously, from more than two such Parliamentary constituencies;

(f) In the case of bye-elections to the Legislative Assembly of a State from two or more Assembly constituencies which are held simultaneously, from more than two such Assembly constituencies;

(g) In the case of bye-elections to the Council of States for filling two or more seats allotted to a State, which are held simultaneously, for filling more than two such seats;

(h) In the case of bye-elections to the Legislative Council of a State having such Council from two or more Council constituencies which are held simultaneously, from more than two such Council constituencies.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-section, two or more bye-elections shall be deemed to be held simultaneously where the notification calling such bye-elections are issued by the Election Commission under section 147, 149, 150 or, as the case may be 151 on the same date.]

(1) A candidate shall not be deemed to be duly nominated for election form constituency unless he deposits or causes to be deposited,-

(a) In the case of an election from a Parliamentary constituency, a sum of ten thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of five thousand rupees; and

(b) In the case of an election from an Assembly or Council constituency, a sum of five thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of two thousand five hundred rupees:-

Provided that where a candidate has been nominated by more than one nomination paper for election in the same constituency, not more than one deposit shall be required of him under this sub-section.]

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 16, for s. 33.

2. Ins. by Act 47 of 1966. s. 29 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

3. Ins. by Act 10 of 1976. s. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f.9-9-1975).

4. Ins by Act 1 of 1989, s. 7(w.e.f. 1-4-1989).

5. Subs. by Act 21 of 1996, s. 6 (w.e.f. 1-8-1996).

6. Subs. by Act 38 of 1978, s. 3 and Sch. II, for "Clause (f) of section 7".

7. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s. 29, for the proviso (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

8.Subs. by Act 40 of 1961; S. 8 for sub-section (6) (w.e.f. 20-9- 1961).

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(1) A candidate shall not be deemed to be duly nominated for election from a constituency unless he deposits or causes to be deposited-

(a) In the case of an election from a Parliamentary constituency, a sum of ten thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of five thousand; 2*[and]

(b) In the case of an election from an Assembly or Council constituency, a sum of five thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of two thousand and five thousand rupees : 3* * * * * *

Provided
that where a candidate has been nominated by more than one nomination paper for election in the same constituency, not more than one deposit shall be required of him under this sub-section.]

(2) Any sum required to be deposited under sub-section (1) shall not be deemed to have been deposited under that sub-section unless at the time of delivery of the nomination paper 4*[under sub-section (1) or, as the case may be, sub-section (1A) of section 33] the candidate has either deposited or caused to be deposited that sum with the returning officer in cash or enclosed with the nomination paper a receipt showing that the said sum has been deposited by him or on his behalf in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government Treasury.

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 17, for sub-section (1).

2. Ins. by Act 58, of 1958, s. 18.

3. The word "and" and cl. (c) omitted, by Act 58 of 1958, s. 18.

4. Subs. by Act 10 of 1976, s. 2 and Sch., for certain words (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).

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The returning officer shall, on receiving the nomination paper 'under sub-section (1) or, as the case may be, sub-section (1 A) ] of section 33, inform the person or persons delivering the same of the date, time and place fixed for the scrutiny of nominations and shall enter on the nomination paper its serial number, and shall sign thereon a certificate stating the date on which and the hour at which the nomination paper has been delivered to him; and shall, as soon as may be thereafter, cause to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office a notice of the nomination containing descriptions similar to those contained in the nomination paper, both of the candidate and of 2[*the proposer.]

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1 Subs. by Act 10 of 1976, s. 2 and Sch., for certain words (w.e.f. 9- 9-1975).

2 Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 18, for "the persons who have subscribed the nomination paper as proposer and seconder".

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(1) On the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations under section 30, the candidates, their election agents, one proposer 1* * * of each candidate, and one other person duly authorized in writing by each candidate, but no other person, may attend at such time and place as the returning officer may appoint; and the returning officer shall give them all reasonable facilities for examining the nomination papers of all candidates which have been delivered within the time and in the manner laid down in section 33.

(2) The returning officer shall then examine the nomination papers and shall decide all objections which may be made to any nomination and may, either on such objection or on his own motion, after such summary inquiry, if any, as he thinks necessary, 2*[reject] any nomination on any of the following grounds:-

3*[(a) 4*[That on the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations the candidate] either is not qualified or is disqualified for being chosen to fill the seat under any of the following provisions that may be applicable, namely:- Articles 84, 102, 173 and 191,5* * *

6*[Parts II of this Act, and sections 4 and 14 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963] (20 of 1963.) 7* * *; or

(b) That there has been a failure to comply with any of the provisions of section 33 or section, 34 ; or

(c) That the signature of the candidate or the proposer on the nomination paper is not genuine.]

(3) Nothing contained in 8*[clause (b) or clause (c)] of sub- section (2) shall be deemed to authorize the 9*[rejection] of the nomination of any candidate on the ground of any irregularity in respect of a nomination paper, if the candidate has been duly nominated by means of another nomination paper in respect of which no irregularity has been committed.

(4) The returning officer shall not reject any nomination paper on the ground of any 10 * * * defect which is not of a substantial character.

(5) The returning officer shall hold the scrutiny on the date appointed in this behalf under clause (b) of section 30 and shall not allow any adjournment of the proceedings except when such proceedings are interrupted or obstructed by riot or open violence or by causes beyond his control:

Provided that in case 11*[an objection is raised by the returning officer or is made by any other person] the candidate concerned may be allowed time to rebut it not later than the next day but one following the date fixed for scrutiny, and the returning officer shall record his decision on the date to which the proceedings have been adjourned.

(6)The returning officer shall endorse on each nomination paper his decision accepting or rejecting the same and, if the nomination paper is rejected, shall record in writing a brief statement of his reasons for such rejection.

12*[(7) For the purposes of this section, a certified copy of an entry in the electoral roll for the time, being in force of a constituency shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that the person referred to in that entry is an elector for that constituency, unless it is proved that he is subject to a disqualification mentioned in section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950. (43 of 1950.)

(8)Immediately after all the nomination papers have been scrutinized and decisions accepting or rejecting the same have been recorded, the returning officer shall prepare a list of validly nominated Candidates, that is to say, candidates whose nominations have been found valid, and affix it to his notice board.]

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1. The words "and one seconder" omitted by s. 19, ibid.

2. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 19, for "refuse".

3. Subs. by s. 19, ibid., for cls. (a) to (e).

4. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, s. 9, for "that the candidate" (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

5. The word "and" ins. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, omitted by Act 20 of 1963, s. 57 and Sch. II. 

6. Subs. by Act 20 of 1963, s. 57 and Sch. II, for the former words.

7. The words and figures "and sections 7 and 17 of the Government of Part C States Act, 1951 (49 of 1951)" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.

8. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 19. for "clause (c), clause (d) or clause (e)".

9. Subs. by s. 19, ibid.. for-"refusal".

10. The word "technical" omitted by s. 19, ibid.

11. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, s. 9, for " an objection is made " (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

12. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, s. 19, for sub-section (7).

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(1) Any candidate may withdraw his candidature by a notice in writing which shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed and shall be subscribed by him and delivered before three o'clock in the afternoon on the day fixed under clause (c) of section 30 to the returning officer either by such candidate in person or by his proposer, 3* * * or election agent who, has been authorized in this behalf in writing by such candidate.

3* * * * * *

(2) No person who has given a notice of withdrawal of his candidature under sub-section (1) shall be allowed to cancel the notice.

4*[(3) The returning officer shall, on being satisfied as to the genuineness of a notice of withdrawal and the identity of the person delivering it under sub-section (1), cause the notice to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office.]
 
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1. The word " seconder" and the proviso omitted by s. 20, ibid.

2. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, s. 10, for sub-section (3) (w.e.f. 20-9- 1961).

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(1) Immediately after the expiry of the period within which candidatures may be withdrawn under sub-section (1) of section 37, the returning officer shall prepare and publish in such form and manner as may be prescribed a list of contesting candidates, that is to say, candidates who were included in the list of validly nominated candidates and who have not withdrawn their candidature within the said period.

(2) For the purpose of listing the names under sub-section (1), the candidates shall be classified as follows, namely:-

(i) Candidates of recognised political parties;

(ii) Candidates of registered political parties other than those mentioned in clause (i);

(iii) Other candidates.

(3) The categories mentioned in sub-section (2) shall be arranged in the order specified therein and the names of candidates in each category shall be arranged in alphabetical order and the addresses of the contesting candidates as given in the nomination papers together with such other particulars as may be prescribed.]



(1) As soon as the notification calling upon the elected members or the members of the Legislative Assembly of a State or the members of the electoral college of a 3*[Union territory] to elect a member or members is issued, the Election Commission shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint-

(a) The last date for making nominations, which shall be the 4* [seventh day] after the date of publication of the first mentioned notification or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(b) The date for the scrutiny of nominations, which shall be 5*[the day immediately following] the last date for making nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(c) The last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, which shall be 6* [the second day] after the date for the scrutiny of nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(d) The date or dates on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken, which or the first, of which shall be a date not earlier than the seventh day after the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures; and

(e) The date before which the election shall be completed.7* * * *

(2) The provisions of sections 31 to 38, excluding sub-sections (2) and (5) of section 33 and 8*[clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 34], shall apply in relation to any such election as they apply in relation to an election in any constituency :

Provided that-

(a) Any references in the said provisions to the electoral roll of, the constituency shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed, in the case of an election by the members or the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State, as references to the list of members or elected members, as the case may be, of that Assembly maintained under sub-section (1) of section 152, and in the case of an election by the members of the electoral college of a 9*[Union territory], as references to the list of members of such electoral college maintained under sub-section (2) of that section;

10*[(aa) The reference in the opening paragraph of sub-section (1) of section 33 to "an elector of the constituency as proposer" shall be construed as a reference to "ten per cent of the elected members or of the members of the legislative Assembly of a State or of the members of the electoral college of a Union territory, as the case may be, or ten members concerned, whichever is less, as proposers".

Provided
that where as a result of the calculation of the percentage referred to in this clause, the number of members arrived at is a fraction and if the fraction so arrived at is more than one-half it shall be counted as one, and if the fraction so arrived at is less than one-half it shall be ignored,]

11*[(ab)] In the case of an election to the Legislative Council of a State by the members of the Legislative Assembly of that State, clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 36 shall be construed as including a reference to sub-clause (d) of clause, (3) of article 171;]

(b) Any references in the said provisions to section 30 shall be construed as references to sub-section (1) of this section and

(c) At the time of presenting the nomination paper, the returning officer may require the person presenting the same to produce either a copy of the electoral roll, or part of the electoral roll, in which the name of the candidate is included or a certified copy of the relevant entries in such roll.]

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1. Subs. by s. 22, ibid., for s. 39.

2. Subs.by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for "Part C State".

3. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, s. 1 1, for " tenth day " (w.e.f. 20-9-196 1).

4. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s. 30, for " the second day after " (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

5. Subs. by s. 30, ibid., for "the third day" (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

6. Subs. by Act 21 of 1996, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-8-1996).

7. Explanation omitted by Act 47 of 1966, S. 30 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

8. Subs. by Act 58 of 1958, s. 19, for " section 34

9. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for Part C State".

10. Ins. by Act 47 of 1966, s. 30 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

11. Relettered ins Act 1 of 1989 s. 8(w.e.f. 1-4-1989)

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