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Section 102 Procedure in case of an equality of votes - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Procedure in case of an equality of votes? Section 102 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 102 : Procedure in case of an equality of votes

If during the trial of an election petition it appears that there is an equality of votes between any candidates at the election and that the addition of a vote would entitle any of those candidates, -

(a) any decision made by the returning officer under the provisions of this Act shall, in so far as it determines the question between those candidates, be effective also for the purposes of the petition; and

 

(b) in so far as that question is not determined by such a decision the High Court shall decide between them by lot and proceed as if the one on whom the lot then falls had received an additional vote.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 101 Grounds for which a candidate other than the returned candidate may be declared to have been elected

Section 102 Procedure in case of an equality of votes

Section 103 Communication of orders of the High Court

Section 104 Repealed

Section 105 Repealed

Section 106 Transmission of order to the appropriate authority, etc., and its publication

Section 107 Effect of orders of the High Court

CHAPTER IV - Withdrawal and Abatement of Election Petitions

Section 108 Repealed

Section 109 Withdrawal of election petitions

Section 110 Procedure for withdrawal of election petitions

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