SectionsParticulars
Part IPreliminary
1Short title
This Act may be called the Representation of the People Act, 1950....
2Definitions
3[***] In this Act unless the context otherwise requires, -(a) "article" means an article of the Constitution; (b) "Assembly constituency" means a constituen...
Part IIAllocation Of Seats And Delimitation Of Constituencies
3Allocation of seats in the House of the People
The allocation of seats to the States in the House of the People and the number of seats, if any, to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and for the Schedule...
4Filling of seats in the House of the People and parliamentary constituencies
12[***] 13[(2) All the seats in the House of the People allotted to the States under section 3 shall be seats to be filled by persons chosen by direct electio...
5Parliamentary constituencies: Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956
Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956]...
6Delimination of parliamentary constituencies: Repealed by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956
Repealed by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956]...
7Total number of seats in Legislative Assemblies and assembly constituencies
(1) 16[Subject to the provisions of 17[sub-sections (1A) and (1B)]] the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of each State specified in the Seco...
7ATotal number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim and Assembly constituencies
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 7, in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Sikkim [deemed under the Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment...
8Consolidation of delimitation orders
(1) As soon as may be, after all the orders referred to in sub-section (5) of section 4 or in sub-section (3) of section 7 relating to the delimitation of par...
9Power of Election commission to maintain Delimitation Order up-to-date
(1) The Election Commission may, from time to time, by notification published in the Gazette of India and in the Official Gazette of the State concerned,- (a)...
9APower of Election Commission to determine the constituencies to be served for Schedule Tribes in certain States
(1) As soon as may be after the coming into force of the Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 1987, the Election Commission shall, having rega...
10Allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils
(1) The allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils of the States having such Councils shall be as shown in the Third Schedule. (2) In the Legislative Co...
11Delimitation of Council constituencies
As soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, the President shall, by order determine- (a) the constituencies into which each State having a Legislati...
12Power to alter or amend orders
33[(1)] The President may, from time to time, after consulting the Election Commission, by order, alter or amend any order made by him under 34[***] section 1...
13Procedure as to orders delimiting constituencies
35[***] (3) Every order made under 36[***] section 11 or section 12 shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after it is made, and shall be subject t...
Part IIAOfficers
13AChief electoral officers
(1) There shall be for each State a chief electoral officer who shall be such officer of Government as the Election Commission may, in consultation with that ...
13AADistrict election officers
(1) For each district in a State, other than a Union territory, the Election Commission shall, in consultation with the Government of the State, designate or ...
13BElectoral registration officers
(1) The electoral roll 39[40[for each parliamentary constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in a Union territory not having a Legislative Assembly],...
13CAssistant electoral registration officers
(1) The Election Commission may appoint one or more persons as assistant electoral registration officers to assist any electoral registration officer in the p...
13CCChief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission
The officers referred to in this Part and any other officer or staff employed in connection with the preparation, revision and correction of the electoral ...
Part IIBElectoral Rolls For Parliamentary Constituencies
13DElectoral rolls for parliamentary constituencies
(1) The electoral roll for every parliamentary constituency, other than a parliamentary constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in a Union territory...
14Definitions
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15Electoral roll for every constituency
For every constituency there shall be an electoral roll which shall be prepared in accordance with the provisions of this Act under the superintendence, direc...
16Disqualifications 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 declar...
17No person to be registered in more than one constituency
No person shall be entitled to be registered in the electoral roll for more than one constituency 49[***]....
18No person to be registered more than once in any constituency
No person shall be entitled to be registered in the electoral roll for any constituency more than once....
19Conditions of registration
Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Part, every person who: (a) is not less than 51[eighteen years] of age on the qualifying date, and (b) is ordinari...
20Meaning of "ordinarily resident"
52[(1) A person shall not be deemed to be ordinarily resident in a constituency on the ground only that he owns, or is in possession of, a dwelling house ther...
21Preparation and revision of electoral rolls
(1) The electoral roll for each constituency shall be prepared in the prescribed manner by reference to the qualifying date and shall come into force immediat...
22Correction 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, t...
23Inclusion of names in electoral rolls
(1) Any person whose name is not included in the electoral roll of a constituency may apply to the electoral registration officer for the inclusion of his nam...
24Appeals
An appeal shall lie within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed:-   (a) to the chief electoral officer, from any order of the electoral regist...
25Fee for applications and appeals
Every application under section 22 or section 23 and every appeal under section 24 shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee which shall, in no case, be refu...
25AConditions of registration as elector in Sangha constituency in Sikkim
Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 15 and 19, for the Sangha constituency in the State of Sikkim, only the Sanghas belonging to monasteries, recog...
Part IVElectoral Rolls For Council Constituencies
26Preparation of electoral rolls for Assembly constituencies- Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956
Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956]...
27Preparation of electoral rolls for Council constituencies
(1) In this section, "local authorities' constituency", "graduates' constituency" and "teachers' constituency" mean a constituency for the purpose of electio...
27AConstitution of electoral colleges for the filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
(1) 79[For the purpose of filling any seat] or seats in the Council of States allotted to any 80[Union territory] 81[***] in the Fourth Schedule to the Const...
27B-27D[Repealed by the Territorial Councils Act, 1956]
27E-27F[Repealed by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1956]
27GTermination of membership of electoral college for certain disqualifications
If a person who is a member of an electoral college becomes subject to any disqualification for membership of Parliament under the provisions of any law relat...
27HManner of filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
90[***] The seat or seats in the Council of States allotted to any 80[Union territory] 81[***] in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution shall be filled by a...
27ISpecial 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
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27JPower of electoral colleges to elect notwithstanding vacancies therein
No election by the members of an electoral college 94[***] under this Act shall be called in question on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in ...
Part VGeneral
28Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, after consulting the Election Commission, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of...
29Staff of local authorities to be made available
Every local authority in a State shall, when so requested by the chief electoral officer of the State, make available to any electoral registration officer su...
30Jurisdiction of civil courts barred
No civil court shall have jurisdiction :- (a) to entertain or adjudicate upon any question whether any person is or is not entitled to be registered in an el...
31Making false declarations
If any person makes in connection with :- (a) the preparation, revision or correction of an electoral roll, or (b) the inclusion or exclusion of any entry in...
32Breach of official duty in connection with the preparation, etc., of electoral rolls
(1) If any electoral registration officer, assistant electoral registration officer or other person required by or under this Act to perform any official duty...
The First ScheduleAllocation of seats in the House of the People
(See section 3) Name of the State /Union territoryNumber of seats in the House as constituted on 1-1-1973Number of seats in the House as subsequently cons...
The Second ScheduleTotal number of seats in the Legislative Assemblies
(See sections 7 and 7A) Name of the State /Union territoryNumber of seats in the Legislative Assembly as constituted on 1-1-1973Number of seats in the Legis...
The Third ScheduleAllocation of seats in the Legislative Councils
(See section 10) Number to be elected or nominated under article 171 (3)Name of StateTotal number of seatsSub-clause (a)Sub-clause (b)Sub-clause (c)Sub-clause (...
The Fourth ScheduleLocal authorities for purposes of elections to Legislative Councils
[See section 27(2)] 116[***] BIHAR 1. Municipalities.2. District Boards.3. Cantonment Boards.4. Notified Area Committees.119[5. Zillah Parishads.6. Panchayat S...
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
1. Inserted by Act No. 73 of 1950. 2. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for the words 'Part C States'. 3. The brackets and figure '(...
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