Section 62 Right to vote - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the law regarding Right to vote?
Section 62 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 62 : Right to vote
(1) No person who is not, and except as expressly provided by this Act, every
person who is, for the time being entered in the electoral roll of by any
constituency shall be entitled to vote in that constituency.
(2) No person shall vote at an election in any constituency if he is subject
to any of the disqualifications referred to in section 16 of the Representation
of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950).
(3) No person shall vote at a general election in more than one constituency
of the same class, and if a person votes in more than one such constituency, his
votes in all such constituencies shall be void.
(4) No person shall at any election vote in the same constituency more than
once, notwithstanding that his name may have been registered in the electoral
roll for that constituency more than once, and if he does so vote, all his votes
in that constituency shall be void.
(5) No person shall vote at any election if he is confined in a prison,
whether under a sentence of imprisonment or transportation or otherwise, or is
in the lawful custody of the police:
Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to a person subjected
to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force.
(6) Nothing contained in sub-sections (3) and (4) shall apply to a person who
has been authorised to vote as proxy for an elector under this Act in so far as
he votes as a proxy for such elector.
Section 63. [Method of voting.] Rep. by the Representation of the People
(Amendment) Act, 1961 (40 of 1961), s. 14 (w.e.f.20-9-1961).