Laws of Bangladesh

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


Chapter III


22. 1[(1) The contesting candidate or his election agent, may, before the commencement of the poll, appoint for each polling booth of a polling station not more than one polling agent and shall give notice thereof in writing to the Presiding Officer.]
(2) The appointment of a polling agent under clause (1) may at any time be revoked by the candidate or his election agent and, when it is so revoked or the polling agent dies, another person may be appointed by the candidate or the election agent to be a polling agent; and a notice of such appointment shall be given to the Presiding Officer.
2[(3) The Presiding Officer shall not accept a polling agent unless he wears an identity card granted by the person appointing him containing his name and the name of the candidate for whom he is appointed as a polling agent.]

  • 1
    Clause (1) was substituted by section 11 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009) (with effect from 19th August, 2008).
  • 2
    Clause (3) was inserted by section 7 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. LVII of 2001)
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