THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1952

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Year : 1952

[14TH MARCH, 1952.]

An Act to regulate certain matters relating to or connected with elections to the offices of President and Vice-President of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:-

PART I
PRELIMINARY

Section -1 Short title

This Act may be called the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952.

Section -2 Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Article " means an article of the Constitution;

(b) "Election" means a Presidential election or Vice-Presidential election ;

(c) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(d) ''Elector ", in relation to a Presidential election, means a member of the electoral college referred to in article 54, and in relation to a Vice-Presidential election, means 1*[a member of the electoral college referred to in article 66]

(e)"Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made, under this Act ;

(f) 2*"Presidential election" means an election to fill the office of the President of India;

(ff) "Public holiday" means any day which is a public holiday for the purposes of section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881;"]

(g) "Returning Officer" includes an Assistant Returning Officer performing any function which he is [competent]3*to perform under sub-section (2) of section 3;

(h) "Vice-Presidential election " means an election to fill the office of the Vice-President of India.

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1. Subs. & ins. by Act 5 of 1974, S. 2.

2. Ins. by s. 2, ibid;

3. Subs. by s. 2 ibid. for "authorised", Extended to and brought into force in Dadra and Nagar Haveli (w.e.f.1.7.1965) by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 & Sch. I.

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