Section 81 Presentation of petitions - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the procedure for Presentation of petitions?
Section 81 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 81 : Presentation of petitions
(1) An election petition calling in question any election may be presented on
one or more of the grounds specified in sub-section (1) of section 100 and
section 101 to the High Court by any candidate at such election or any elector
within forty-five days from, but not earlier than the date of election of the
returned candidate, or if there are more than one returned candidate at the
election and the dates of their election are different, the later of those two
Explanation. - In this sub-section, "elector" means a person who was entitled
to vote at the election to which the election petition relates, whether he has
voted at such election or not.
(3) Every election petition shall be accompanied by as many copies thereof as
there are respondents mentioned in the petition and every such copy shall be
attested by the petitioner under his own signature to be a true copy of the