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Section 128 Maintenance of Secrecy of voting - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the punishment violating Maintenance of Secrecy of voting? Section 128 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 128 : Maintenance of Secrecy of voting

(1) Every officer, clerk, agent or other person who performs any duty in connection with the recording or counting of votes at an election shall maintain, and aid in maintaining, the secrecy of the voting and shall not (except for some purpose authorised by or under any law) communicate to any person any information calculated to violate such secrecy:

Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not apply to such officer, clerk, agent or other person who performs any such duty at an election to fill a seat or seats in the Council of States.

 

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine or with both.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 121 Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such deposits

Section 122 Execution of orders as to costs

CORRUPT PRACTICES AND ELECTORAL OFFENCES

CHAPTER I - Corrupt Practice

Section 123 Corrupt practices

Section 125 Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election

Section 125A Penalty for filing false affidavit, etc

Section 126 Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll

Section 127 Disturbances at election meetings

Section 127A Restrictions on the printing of pamphlets, posters, etc

Section 128 Maintenance of Secrecy of voting

Section 129 Officers, etc., at elections not to act for candidates or to influence voting

Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station

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