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The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

[Act No. 31 of 1952]

[14th March, 1952.]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Title The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act.
Part I Preliminary
1. Short title
2. Definitions
Part II Conduct of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections
3. Returning Officer and his assistants
4. Appointment of dates for nominations, etc
5. Public notice of election
5A. Nomination of candidates
5B. Presentation of nomination papers and requirements for a valid nomination
5C. Deposit
5D. Notice of nominations and the time and place for their scrutiny
5E. Scrutiny of nominations
6. Withdrawal of candidature
7. Death of candidate before poll
8. Procedure in contested and uncontested elections
9. Manner of voting at elections
10. Counting of votes
11. Declaration of results
12. Report of the result
Part III Disputes Regarding Elections
13. Definitions
14. Authority to try election petitions
14A. Presentation of petition
15. Form of petitions, etc., and procedure
16. Relief that may be claimed by the petitioner
17. Orders of the Supreme Court
18. Grounds for declaring the election of a returned candidate to be void
19. Grounds for which a candidate other than the returned candidate may he declared to have been elected
20. Transmission of orders to the Central Government and its publication
Part IV Miscellaneous
20A. Return or forfeiture of candidate's deposit
21. Power to make rules
22. Maintenance of secrecy of voting
23. Jurisdiction of civil courts barred
The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974.
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title and commencement
2. Interpretation
Chapter II Nomination of Candidates
3. Public notice of intended election
4. Nomination paper
5. Notice of withdrawal of candidature
6. Preparation and publication of the list of contesting candidates
Chapter III The Poll
7. Fixing place and time of polling for Presidential election
8. Fixing place and time of polling for Vice-Presidential election
9. Presiding and polling officers
10. Design and form of ballot papers
11. Ballot boxes
12. Procedure before the commencement of poll
13. Admission to the place of polling
14. Procedure for giving ballot papers
15. Supply of fresh ballot paper in certain circumstances
16. Return of unused ballot papers by electors
17. Manner of recording votes
18. Maintenance of secrecy of voting by electors within place of polling and voting procedure
19. Recording of votes of illiterate or disabled elector
20. Account of ballot papers
21. Sealing up of ballot boxes and papers after the close of poll
22. Transfer of ballot papers from ballot boxes in certain cases
23. Despatch and custody of ballot boxes and papers
24. Adjournment of poll in emergencies
25. Fresh poll in case of destruction, etc., of ballot boxes
26. Voting by electors under preventive detention
Chapter IV Counting of Votes and Declatation of Result
27. Place and time for counting of votes
28. Admission to the place fixed for counting
29. Maintenance of secrecy of voting
30. Statement showing the number of votes of each elector at the Presidential election
31. Ballot papers when invalid
32. Procedure upon opening each ballot box
33. Determination of result
34. Recounting
35. Declaration of result
Chapter V Miscellenous
36. Custody of ballot boxes and election papers
37. Production and inspection of election papers
38. Disposal of election papers
39. Copies of return of election
40. List of electors
41. Repeal
Form 1 Public Notice of Election to the office of *president/*vice-president of India
Form 2 Nomination Paper Election to the office of the president of India
Particulars of the proposers and their signatures
Particulars of the seconders and their signatures
Form 3 Nomination Paper Election to the office of the vice-president of India
Particulars of the proposers and their signatures
Particulars of the seconders and their signatures
Form 4 Notice of withdrawl
Form 5 Election to the office of president/vice-president of India
Form 6 [See rule 20]
Part I Ballot Paper Account
Part II Result of Counting
The Schedule Instructions for the determination of Result


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