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Section 60 Special procedure for voting by certain classes of persons - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Special procedure for voting by certain classes of persons? Section 60 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 60 : Special procedure for voting by certain classes of persons

Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions contained in section 59, provision may be made, by rules made under this Act, for enabling,-

(a) any of the persons as is referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (8) of section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 1950-Act) to give his vote either in person or by postal ballot or by proxy, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where poll is taken;

 

(b) any of the following persons to give his vote either in person or by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken, namely:-

(i) any person as is referred to in clause (c) or clause (d) of sub-section (8) of section 20 of the 1950-Act;

(ii) the wife of any such person to whom the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 20 of the 1950-Act apply and such wife being ordinarily residing with that person in terms of sub-section (6) of that section;

(c) any person belonging to a class of persons notified by the Election Commission in consultation with the Government to give his vote by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken subject to the fulfillment of such requirement as may be specified in those rules.

(d) any person subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force to give his vote by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken, subject to the fulfillment of such requirements as may be specified in those rules.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 51 Non-attendance of polling or counting agents

CHAPTER III - General Procedure at Elections

Section 52 Death of candidate of reorganised political party before poll

Section 53 Procedure in contested and uncontested elections

Section 54. Special procedure at elections in constituencies where seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes Rep. by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1961 (40 of 1961), s. 12 (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

Section 55 Eligibility of members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes

CHAPTER IV - The Poll

Section 56 Fixing time for poll

Section 57 Adjournment of poll in emergencies

Section 58 Fresh poll in the case of destruction, etc., of ballot boxes

Section 58A Adjournment of poll or countermanding of election on the ground of booth capturing

Section 59 Manner of voting at elections

Section 60 Special procedure for voting by certain classes of persons

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