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.