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Elections Act 1958 [Act 19]

Part III   cite [+]

CONSTITUENCIES

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(Deleted by Act 14 of 1962).

7 Polling districts and polling centres   cite [+]

(1) As soon as may be after the delimitation of a constituency in accordance with the Constitution, and after it when any constituency is altered or a new constituency is created, the Election Commission shall-

(a) divide each constituency into polling districts;

(b) assign to each polling district a distinguishing letter or letters or number or both;

(c) appoint a place or places at which a polling centre or centres for the district shall be established; and

(d) publish in the Gazette a notice specifying-

(i) the polling districts into which the constituency has been divided;

(ii) the distinguishing letter or letters or number or both assigned to each polling district; and

(iii) the place or places appointed for the establishment of a polling centre or centres for each polling district.


(2) The division of a constituency into polling districts under subsection (1) may be altered by the Election Commission as occasion may require, and upon any such alteration being made, the Commission shall publish in the Gazette a notice specifying in relation to that constituency the particulars mentioned in
paragraph (1)(d).

(3) Unless the Election Commission considers it necessary or expedient in the special circumstances of any case to provide otherwise there shall be, for each polling district, one polling centre.

(4) The Election Commission may, at any time as it considers necessary or as occasion may require, replace any place appointed for the establishment of a polling centre under subsection (1) by appointing any other place at which a new poling centre may be established, and the Commission shall publish in the Gazette a notice specifying the particulars of the new polling centre.


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