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7. Death of candidate before poll.-

If a candidate, whose nomination has been made and is found to be in order on scrutiny, dies after the time fixed for nomination and a report of his death is received by the Returning Officer before the commencement of the poll, the Returning Officer shall, upon being satisfied of the fact of the death of the candidate, countermand the poll and report the fact to the Election Commission, and all proceedings with reference to the election shall be commenced a new in all respects as if for a new election: Provided that no further nomination shall be necessary in the case of a candidate whose nomination was valid at the time of the countermanding of the poll: Provided further that no person who has under sub-section (1) of section 6 given a notice of withdrawal of his candidature before the countermanding of the poll shall be ineligible for being nominated as a candidate for the election after such countermanding.

Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 Back

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