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2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless the contest otherwise requires,-

(a) "article" means an article of the Constitution;

(b) "election" means a Presidential election or Vice-Presidential election;

(c) "election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(d) "Elector", in relation to a Presidential election, means a member of the electoral college referred to in article 54, and in relation to a Vice-Presidential election, means 1[a member of the electoral college referred to in article 66;]

(e) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(f) "Presidential election" means an election to fill the office of the President of India;

2[(ff) "public holiday" means any day which is a public holiday for the purposes of section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881);]

(g) "Returning Officer" includes an Assistant Returning Officer performing any function which he is 3[competent] to perform under sub-section (2) of section 3;

(h) "Vice-Presidential election" means an election to fill the office of the Vice-President of India.



Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 Back




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