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Section 21 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 21. Returning officers

For every constituency, for every election to fill a sea or seats in the Council of States and for every election by the members of the Legislative Assembly of a State to fill a seat or seats in the Legislative Council of the State, the Election Commission shall, in consultation with the Government of the State, designate or nominate a returning officer who shall be 1[an officer of Government or of a local authority]:

Provided that nothing in this section shall prevent the Election Commission from designating or nominating the same person to be the returning officer for more than one constituency.

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1. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 23, for “an officer of Government” .

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