The Representation of the People Act `1951

An Act to provide for the conduct of elections to the Houses of Parliament and to the House or Houses of the Legislature of each State, the qualifications and disqualifications for membership of those Houses, the corrupt practices and other offences at or in connection with such elections and the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with such elections.

List of Chapters & Sections

  1. PRELIMINARY

  2. CHAPTER I.--Qualifications for Membership of Parliament

  3. CHAPTER II.--Qualifications for Membership of State Legislatures

  4. CHAPTER III.--Disqualifications for Membership of Parliament and State Legislatures

  5. CHAPTER IV.--Disqualifications for voting

  6. NOTIFICATION OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

  7. ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY FOR THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

  8. REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES

  9. CHAPTER I.--Nomination of Candidates

  10. CHAPTER II.--Candidates and their Agent

  11. CHAPTER III.--General Procedure at Elections

  12. CHAPTER IV.--The Poll

  13. CHAPTER V.--Counting of Votes

  14. CHAPTER VI.--Multiple Elections

  15. CHAPTER VII.--Publication of Election Results and Nominations

  16. CHAPTER VIIA.--Declaration of Assets and Liabilities

  17. CHAPTER VIII.--Election Expenses

  18. FREE SUPPLY OF CERTAIN MATERIAL TO CANDIDATES OF RECOGNISED POLITICAL PARTIES

  19. CHAPTER I.--Interpretation

  20. CHAPTER II.--Presentation of Election Petitions to Election Commission

  21. CHAPTER III.--Trial of Election Petitions

  22. CHAPTER IV.--Withdrawal and Abatement of Election Petitions

  23. CHAPTER IVA.--Appeals

  24. CHAPTER V.--Costs and Security for Costs

  25. CHAPTER I.--Corrupt Practices

  26. CHAPTER III.--Electoral Offences

  27. CHAPTER I .--DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

  28. CHAPTER II.--DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING

  29. CHAPTER III.--OTHER DISQUALIFICATIONS

  30. CHAPTER IV.--Powers of Election Commission in connection with inquiries as to disqualifications of Members

  31. BYE-ELECTIONS

  32. MISCELLANEOUS

  33. GENERAL