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Elections Act 1958 [Act 19]

Part I

PRELIMINARY

1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Elections Act 1958.

2 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"Adjudicating Officer" means the Adjudicating Officer appointed under section 8;

"candidate" means a person who is nominated in accordance with any regulations made under this Act as a candidate for an election;

"Chief Registrar", "Deputy Chief Registrar", "Registrar", "Deputy Registrar" and "Assistant Registrar" mean respectively the Chief Registrar of Electors, Deputy Chief Registrar of Electors, Registrar of Electors, Deputy Registrar of Electors and Assistant Registrar of Electors appointed under section 8;

"constituency" means a Parliamentary constituency or a State constituency, as the case may be;

"Constitution" means the Federal Constitution;

"election" means a Parliamentary election or a State election, as the case may be;

"election officer" means an officer appointed under section 3 or 8 or any officer appointed for the purpose of conducting or assisting in the conduct of any election, or registering or assisting in the registration of electors, under any regulations made under this Act;

"elector" means a citizen who is entitled to vote in an election by virtue of Article 119 of the Constitution;

"electoral roll" means an electoral roll prepared under section 9;

"enforcement officer" means an enforcement officer appointed under section 3 and includes an assistant enforcement officer;

"member" means a member of the Dewan Rakyat or of a Legislative Assembly, as the case may be;

"Parliamentary constituency" means a constituency delimited in accordance with Article 116 of the Constitution;

"Parliamentary election" means an election of a member to the Dewan Rakyat;

"Parliamentary elector" means an elector who is entitled to vote in a Parliamentary election;

"polling centre" means any building, structure, vehicle or vessel, at the place appointed under section 7, set apart and equipped for the purpose of polling and counting of votes;

"polling district" means a part of a constituency as divided under section 7;

"polling station" means any room or partition which is also known as stream provided by the Election Commission in the polling centre;

"prescribed" means prescribed by or under this Act;

"registration area" means the whole area constituting a Parliamentary constituency;

"returning officer" means an officer appointed under section 3 and includes an assistant returning officer;

"Secretary" means the Secretary to the Election Commission appointed under section 3;

"State constituency" means a constituency delimited in accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution;

"State election" means an election of a member to a Legislative Assembly;

"State elector" means an elector who is entitled to vote in a State election.


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