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14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

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

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972 )

Chapter VI

OFFENCES, PENALTY AND PROCEDURE

84. A Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer, Presiding Officer, Assistant Presiding Officer, Polling Officer or any other officer or clerk performing any duty in connection with an election, or any member of a police force, 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, in the conduct or management of an election or maintenance of order at a polling station,-
 
 
 
 
(1) persuades any person to give his vote;
 
 
 
 
(2) dissuades any person from giving his vote;
 
 
 
 
(3) influences in any manner the voting of any person; or
 
 
 
 
(4) does any other act calculated to influence the result of the election.

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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 15 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. X of 1991)
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