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Section 48 Revocation of the appointment or death of a polling agent or counting agent - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Procedure for Revocation of the appointment or death of a polling agent or counting agent? Section 48 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 48 : Revocation of the appointment or death of a polling agent or counting agent

(1) Any revocation of the appointment of a polling agent shall be signed by the candidate or his election agent and shall operate from the date on which it is lodged with such officer as may be prescribed, and in the event of such a revocation or of the death of a polling agent before the close of the poll, the candidate or his election agent may appoint in the prescribed manner another polling agent at any time before the poll is closed and shall forthwith give notice of such appointment in the prescribed manner to such officer as may be prescribed.

 

(2) Any revocation of the appointment of a counting agent shall be signed by the candidate or his election agent and shall operate from the date on which it is lodged with the returning officer, and in the event of such a revocation or of the death of a counting agent before the commencement of the counting of votes, the candidate or his election agent may appoint in the prescribed manner another counting agent at any time before the counting of votes is commenced and shall forthwith give notice of such appointment in the prescribed manner to the returning officer

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 41 Disqualification for being an election agent

Section 42 Revocation of the appointment, or death, of an election agent

43. Effect of default in appointment of election agent under section 42. Rep. by the Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 1956 (27 of 1956), s. 25.

44. Duty of the election agent to keep accounts. Rep. by s. 25

Section 45 Functions of election agents

Section 46 Appointment of polling agents

Section 47 Appointment of counting agents

Section 48 Revocation of the appointment or death of a polling agent or counting agent

Section 49 Functions of polling agents and counting agents - Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 50 Attendance of contesting candidate or his election agent at polling stations, and performance by him of the functions of a polling agent or counting agent

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