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Representation of the People Act, 1950

[Act No. 43 of 1950 dated 12th. May, 1950]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Part I Preliminary
1 Short title
2 Definitions
Part II Allocation Of Seats And Delimitation Of Constituencies
3 Allocation of seats in the House of the People
4 Filling of seats in the House of the People and parliamentary constituencies
5 Parliamentary constituencies: Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956
6 Delimination of parliamentary constituencies: Repealed by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956
7 Total number of seats in Legislative Assemblies and assembly constituencies
7A Total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim and Assembly constituencies
8 Consolidation of delimitation orders
9 Power of Election commission to maintain Delimitation Order up-to-date
9A Power of Election Commission to determine the constituencies to be served for Schedule Tribes in certain States
10 Allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils
11 Delimitation of Council constituencies
12 Power to alter or amend orders
13 Procedure as to orders delimiting constituencies
Part IIA Officers
13A Chief electoral officers
13AA District election officers
13B Electoral registration officers
13C Assistant electoral registration officers
13CC Chief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission
Part IIB Electoral Rolls For Parliamentary Constituencies
13D Electoral rolls for parliamentary constituencies
14 Definitions
15 Electoral roll for every constituency
16 Disqualifications for registration in an electoral roll
17 No person to be registered in more than one constituency
18 No person to be registered more than once in any constituency
19 Conditions of registration
20 Meaning of "ordinarily resident"
21 Preparation and revision of electoral rolls
22 Correction of entries in electoral rolls
23 Inclusion of names in electoral rolls
24 Appeals
25 Fee for applications and appeals
25A Conditions of registration as elector in Sangha constituency in Sikkim
Part IV Electoral Rolls For Council Constituencies
26 Preparation of electoral rolls for Assembly constituencies- Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956
27 Preparation of electoral rolls for Council constituencies
27A Constitution of electoral colleges for the filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
27B-27D [Repealed by the Territorial Councils Act, 1956]
27E-27F [Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956]
27G Termination of membership of electoral college for certain disqualifications
27H Manner of filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
27I Special provisions for the filling of the seats in the Council of States allotted to the States of Ajmer and Coorg and the States of Manipur and Tripura - Repealed by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956
27J Power of electoral colleges to elect notwithstanding vacancies therein
Part V General
28 Power to make rules
29 Staff of local authorities to be made available
30 Jurisdiction of civil courts barred
31 Making false declarations
32 Breach of official duty in connection with the preparation, etc., of electoral rolls
The First Schedule Allocation of seats in the House of the People
The Second Schedule Total number of seats in the Legislative Assemblies
The Third Schedule Allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils
The Fourth Schedule Local authorities for purposes of elections to Legislative Councils
The Fifth Schedule [Repealed by the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963]
The Sixth Schedule [Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956]
The Seventh Schedule [Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act]
  Foot Notes

An Act to provide for the allocation of seats in, and the delimitation of constituencies for the purpose of elections to, the House of the People and the Legislatures of States, the qualifications of voters at such elections, the preparation of electoral rolls, 1[the manner of filling seats in the Council of States to be filled by representatives of 2[Union territories]], and matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:-



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