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Section 132 Penalty for misconduct at the polling station - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Penalty for misconduct at the polling station? Section 132 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 132 : Penalty for misconduct at the polling station

(1) Any person who during the hours fixed for the poll at any polling station misconducts himself or fails to obey the lawful directions of the presiding officer may be removed from the polling station by the presiding officer or by any police officer on duty or by any person authorised in this behalf by such presiding officer.

(2) The powers conferred by sub-section (1) shall not be exercised so as to prevent any elector who is otherwise entitled voting at that station.

 

(3) If any person who has been so removed from a polling station re-enters the polling station without the permission of the presiding officer, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.

(4) An offence punishable under sub-section (3) shall be cognizable.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 131 Penalty for disorderly conduct in or near polling stations

Section 132 Penalty for misconduct at the polling station

Section 132A Penalty for failure to observe procedure for voting

Section 133 Penalty for illegal hiring or procuring of conveyance at elections

Section 134 Breaches of official duty in connection with election

Section 134A Penalty for Government servants for acting as election agent, polling agent or counting agent

Section 134B Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling station

Section 135 Removal of ballot papers from polling station to be an offence

Section 135A Offence of booth capturing

Section 135B Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll

Section 135C Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day

Section 136 Other offences and penalties therefor

Section 137 Repealed

Section 138 Repealed

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