Section 65 Equality of votes - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is Equality of votes? Section 65 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 65 : Equality of votes

If, after the counting of the votes is completed, an equality of votes is found to exist between any candidates, and the addition of one vote will entitle any of those candidates to be declared elected, the returning officer shall forthwith decide between those candidates by lot, and proceed as if the candidate on whom the lot falls had received an additional vote.






The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 61 Special procedure for preventing personation of electors

Section 61A Voting machines at elections

Section 62 Right to vote

Section 63 Method of voting- repealed

CHAPTER V - Counting of Votes

Section 64 Counting of votes

Section 64A Destruction, loss, etc., of ballot papers at the time of counting

Section 65 Equality of votes

Section 66 Declaration of results

Section 67 Report of the result

Section 67A Date of election of candidate

CHAPTER VI - Multiple Elections

Section 68 Vacation of seats when elected to both Houses of Parliament

Section 69 Vacation of seats by persons already members of one House on election to other House of Parliament

Section 70 Election to more than one seat in either House of Parliament or in the House or either House of the legislature of a State

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