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The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)


Chapter VI


83. A Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer, Presiding Officer, Assistant Presiding Officer, or Polling Officer, or any candidate, election agent or polling agent attending a polling station, or any person attending at the counting of votes is guilty of an offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1[five years and shall not be less than one year, and also with fine] if he-
(1) fails to maintain or aid in maintaining the secrecy of voting;
(2) communicates, except for any purpose authorised by any law, to any person before the poll is closed any information as to the official mark; or
(3) communicates any information obtained at the counting of votes as to the candidate for whom any vote is given by any particular ballot paper.

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    The words and comma “five years and shall not be less than one year, and also with fine” were substituted for the words and commas “six months, or with fine which may extend to Taka five hundred, or with both” by section 14 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. X of 1991)
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