The Representation of the People Act,1951
Section 56. Fixing time for poll
The 1[Election Commission] shall fix the hours during which the poll will be taken; and the hours so fixed shall be published in such manner as may be prescribed:
Provided that the total period allotted on any one day for polling at in election and Parliamentary or Assembly constituency shall not be less than eight hours.
1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, sec. 34, for Appropriate authority”