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Section 22 – The Representation of the People Act,1950

The Representation of the People Act,1950

Section 22. Correction of entries in electoral rolls

1[Correction of entries in electoral rolls. If the electoral registration officer for a constituency, on application made to him or on his own motion, is satisfied after such inquiry as he thinks fit, that any entry in the electoral roll of the constituency-

(a) Is erroneous or defective in any particular,

(b) Should be transposed to another place in the roll on the ground that the person concerned has changed his place of ordinary residence within the constituency, or

(c) Should be detected on the ground that the person concerned is dead or has ceased to be ordinarily resident in the constituency or is otherwise not entitled to be registered in that roll, the electoral registration officer shall, subject to such general or special direction, if any, as any be given by the Election Commission in this behalf, amend, transpose or delete the entry: 2[“after proper verification of the facts in such manner as may be prescribed”]

Provided that before taking action on ground under clause (a) or clause (b) or any action under clause (c) on the ground that the person concerned has ceased to be ordinarily resident in the constituency or that he is otherwise not entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of that constituency, the electoral registration officer shall give the person concerned a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of the action proposed to be taken in relation to him. 2[“after proper verification of facts in such manner as may be prescribed”]

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1. Subs. by Act 58 of 1958, sec. 9, for section 22.

2. Ins. by Act 26 of 2010 w.e.f. 21-9-2010

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