The Representation of the People Act,1950
Section 16. Disqualifications for registration in an electoral roll
(1) A person shall be disqualified for registration in an electoral roll if he-
(a) Is not a citizen of India; or
(b) Is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; or
(c) Is for the time being disqualified from voting under the provisions of this relating to corrupt 1[***] practices and other offences in connection with election.
(2) The name of any person who becomes so disqualified after registration shall forthwith be struck off the electoral roll in which it is included:
2[Provided that the name of the any person struck off the electoral roll of a constituency by reason of’ a disqualification under clause (c) of sub-section (1) shall forthwith be reinstated in that roll if such disqualification is, during the period such roll is in force, removed under any law authorizing such removal.]
1. The words “and illegal” it is by Act 73 or 1950, sec. 4 and omitted by Act 58 of 1960, sec., 3 and Sch. II.
2. Ins. by Act 73 of 1050, sec. 4.