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.

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