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
(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.