Election Laws, Practice and Procedure

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Election Laws, Practice and Procedure"

Transcription

1 How India Votes Election Laws, Practice and Procedure First Edition V S Rama Devi Governor of Karnataka (Former Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Secretary General to the Council of States & Law Secretary to Government of India) S K Mendiratta Consultant, Election Commission of India (Former Principal Secretary and Director (Law) Election Commission of India) Butterworths Butterworths India New Delhi

2 Preface Preface Table of Contents Table ofcases List of Abbreviations v vii ix xvii xxxi CHAPTER 1 Introductory 1 General 1 History of Elections in Ancient India 2 History of Elections During British Rule 4 Historical Background of Setting Up of Constituent Assembly for India 8 Framing of the Constitution of India 12 Democracy and Parliamentary System in India 19 CHAPTER 2 Parliament of India 25 Composition of Parliament 25 Council of States 26 House of the People 44 CHAPTER 3 State Legislatures 65 Introductory 65 Legislatures for States 65 State Legislative Assemblies (Except Jammu and Kashmir) 66 State Legislative Councils 77 ix

3 Legislatures for Union Territories 95 Legislature for the State of Jammu and Kashmir 98 Legislative Council of Jammu and Kashmir 102 CHAPTER 4 President of India 107 Introductory 107 Term of Office of President 109 Eligibility for Re-election 111 Electoral College for Election of President 111 Manner of Election of President 115 Time Limit for Holding Presidential Election 121 Conduct of Presidential Election 122 Disputes relating to Presidential Election 153 Vice-President of India 165 Conduct of Vice-presidential Election 169 Disputes relating to Vice-Presidential Election 171 CHAPTER 5 Election Commission and Election Machlnery 173 Introductory 173 Election Commission 176 Electoral Machinery 203 Disciplinary Control of Election Commission Over Election Machinery 217 CHAPTER 6 Delimitation of Constituencies 221 Introductory 221 Bar to Interference by Courts in Delimitation Matters 222 Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (Except Assembly Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir) Delimitation of Council Constituencies 243 Delimitation of Assembly Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir 245 Delimitation of Council Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir 247

4 CHAPTER 7 Electoral Rolls and Electors' Identity Cards 249 Introductory 249 Electoral Rolls and Elections 253 Procedure for Preparation and Revision of Electoral Rolls for Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies 275 Preparation of Electoral Rolls for Council Constituencies (Except Jammu and Kashmir) 310 Procedure for Preparation of Electoral Rolls for Graduates' and Teachers' Constituencies 311 Procedure for Preparation of Electoral Rolls for Local Authorities' Constituencies 313 Preparation and Revision of Electoral Rolls for Assembly and Council Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir 314 Electors' Identity Cards 316 CHAPTER 8 Qualifications & Disqualifications for Membership of Parliament & State Legislatures 325 Introductory 325 Qualifications for Membership of Parliament and State Legislatures (Except State Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir and Legislative Assemblies of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Pondicherry) Disqualifications for Membership of Parliament and State Legislatures (Except State Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir and Legislative Assemblies of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Pondicherry) Qualifications and Disqualifications for Membership of Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature 401 Qualifications and Disqualifications for Membership of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi 406 Qualifications and Disqualifications for Membership of the Legislative Assembly of die Union Territory of Pondicherry 407 xi

5 CHAPTER 9 Election Programme 409 General 409 Considerations to be Kept in View While Fixing Election Programme 414 Announcement of Election Schedule 415 Formal Notification of Election 416 Publication of Election Notification 418 Time Limit for Notifying General Elections to Lower Houses Time Limit for Notifying Biennial Elections to Upper Houses Time Limit for Notifying Bye-elections 421 Notification of Election Time-Table 423 Last Date for Making Nominations 424 Last Date for the Withdrawal of Candidatures 425 Dates of Poll 426 Counting of Votes 428 Public Notice of Election 429 CHAPTER 10 Nominations, Scrutiny and Withdrawal of Candidatures 431 Introductory 431 Nominations 431 Scrutiny of Nominations 459 Withdrawal of Candidatures 471 Candidate's Election Agent 475 CHAPTER 11 Political Parties and Election Symbols 479 Introductory 479 Political Parties and Election Symbols 482 Registration of Political Parties 490 Recognition of Political Parties 507 Setting Up of Candidates by Political Parties 517 Election Symbols 521 Allotment of Election Symbols 527 Splits and Mergers of Political Parties 532 xii

6 CHAPTER 12 Campaign Period 547 Introductory 547 Model Code of Conduct 549 Use of Government Owned Electronic Media by Political Parties During Elections 569 Use of Loudspeakers 577 Defacement of Public and Private Property 581 Säle of Liquor 583 Regulatory Orders on Use of Firearms and Other Lethal Weapons 586 Use of Vehicles 590 Opinion Polls and Exit Polls 594 CHAPTER 13 Poll 603 Introductory 603 Voting at Elections to the House of the People and State Legislative Assemblies 605 Polling Stations 606 Polling Parties 611 Polling Agents of Candidates 611 Candidates' Booths Outside Polling Stations 614 Voting Systems Followed in India 6l6 Electronic Voting System 628 Manner of Voting at Elections 635 Voting in Person at Polling Stations 642 Voting Procedure at Polling Stations Where Poll is Taken by Using Ballot Papers and Ballot Boxes 644 Voting Procedure at Polling Station Where Electronic Voting Machine is Used 669 Adjournment of Poll and Fresh Poll at Any Polling Station or in the Constituency 671 Voting at Elections to the Council of States and State Legislative Councils 679 XII]

7 CHAPTER 14 Counting of Votes 687 Introductory 687 Counting of Votes at Elections to the House of the People and State Legislative Assemblies 689 Systems of Counting, System of Counting, Polling Stationwise and by Mixing of Ballot Papers 690 Counting of Postal Ballot Papers 706 Counting of Votes Cast at Polling Stations 710 Further Procedure of Counting Where Votes Are Counted Polling Stationwise 712 Detailed Procedure of Counting by Mixing of Ballot Papers Recount of Votes 724 Counting of Votes in Constituencies Where Electronic Voting Machines Are Used 729 Counting of Votes at Elections to the Council of States and State Legislative Councils,»730 Counting of Votes at Election to the Council of States or a State Legislative Council, Where Only One Seat is to be Filled...: 731 Counting of Votes at Election to the Council of States or a State Legislative Council, Where More Than One Seat is to be Filled 742 CHAPTER 15 Declaration of Results and Constitution of Houses 753 Introductory. 753 Uncontested Returns 754 Contested Returns 756 Due Constitution of the House of the People 763 Due Constitution of State Legislative Assemblies 765 Publication of Results of Elections to the Council of States and State Legislative Councils 767 Prohibition of Simultaneous Membership of Parliament and State Legislatures 768 CHAPTER 16 Electoral Corrupt Practices and Electoral Offences 773 Introductory 773 xiv

8 Distinction Between Corrupt Practices and Electoral Offences Corrupt Practices 776 Electoral Offences 853 CHAPTER 17 Election Disputes 867 Introductory 867 Election Petitions 876 Contents of Election Petition. 908 Trial of Election Petitions 923 Recriminatory Petition 944 Allegations of Corrupt Practices against Third Persons Withdrawal or Abatement of Election Petition or Dismissal for Non-prosecution 951 Decision of the High Court 955 Election Appeals 959 CHAPTER 18 Conclusion 967 General 967 Criminalisation of Politics 970 Educational Qualifications for Membership of Parliament and State Legislatures 972 Representation of Women in Parliament and State Legislatures. 973 Electoral System 974 Panchayati Raj Institutions for Local Self-Government 980 Municipalities 986 Appendices I Council of States 991 II House of the People 998 HI State Legislative Assemblies 1008 IV State Legislative Councils 1016 V Local Authorities' Constituencies of State Legislative Councils 1022 VI President of India 1024 VII Presidential Election VIII Vice-Presidents of India 1028 xv

9 IX Model Code of Conduct for the Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates 1029 X Counting of Votes Under Proportional Representational System by Means of Single Transferable Vote Sample Result Sheet 1034 XI Extracts from the Constitution 1040 XII Indian Penal Code XIII Representation of the People Act XIV The Representation of the People Act XV The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act XVI The Conduct of Elections Rules XVII The Prohibition of Simultaneous Membership Rules XVIII The Registration of Electors Rules I XIX The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order Index 1411 xvi

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF INDIA. Frequently Asked Questions

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF INDIA. Frequently Asked Questions ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF INDIA Frequently Asked Questions 1. What are the Role and the Power of the President of India? Answer: India has adopted the system of Parliamentary democracy, where

More information

GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA NOTIFICATION

GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA NOTIFICATION GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA No. CIASUE 73 CHU SIA 2005 Office of the Chief Electoral Officer & Ex-Officio Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., D.P.A.R. (Elections), K.G.I.D. Old Building (Annex), Bangalore,

More information

193 THE ELECTION SYMBOLS (RESERVATION AND ALLOTMENT) ORDER, 1968

193 THE ELECTION SYMBOLS (RESERVATION AND ALLOTMENT) ORDER, 1968 9 THE ELECTION SYMBOLS (RESERVATION AND ALLOTMENT) ORDER, 968 An order to provide for specification, reservation, choice and allotment of symbols at elections in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies,

More information

REPORTS & RETURNS. Subject Due on Due dates Page No. Last date for. withdrawals. Last date for. withdrawals. Last date for. withdrawals.

REPORTS & RETURNS. Subject Due on Due dates Page No. Last date for. withdrawals. Last date for. withdrawals. Last date for. withdrawals. Report No. REPORTS & RETURNS Subject Due on Due dates Page No. 1. Confirmation regarding Before issue of positioning of ROs/AROs notification 2. Publication of Notice of On the day of Election in Form-I

More information

BYLAWS OF SECTION ON HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION American Physical Therapy Association

BYLAWS OF SECTION ON HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION American Physical Therapy Association BYLAWS OF SECTION ON HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION American Physical Therapy Association ARTICLE I. NAME The Section on Health Policy and Administration, hereinafter referred to at the Section, shall

More information

Guidance for candidates and agents

Guidance for candidates and agents Police and Crime Commissioner election in England and Wales Guidance for candidates and agents Part 1 of 6 Can you stand for election? This document applies to the May 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner

More information

BYLAWS OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING

BYLAWS OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING BYLAWS OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING ARTICLE I: NAME This organization shall be known as The Student Government Association of Watts School of Nursing. The Student Government

More information

ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN INDIA

ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN INDIA 18 ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN INDIA E lections enable every adult citizen of the country to participate in the process of government formation. You must have observed that elections are held in our country frequently.

More information

SOUTH TEXAS SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. BYLAW I Name

SOUTH TEXAS SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. BYLAW I Name * BYLAWS OF THE SOUTH TEXAS SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY BYLAW I Name The name of this organization shall be the South Texas Section, hereinafter referred to as the Section of the AMERICAN

More information

A guide for the Voters. Control unit and Balloting Unit of Electronic Voting Machine

A guide for the Voters. Control unit and Balloting Unit of Electronic Voting Machine A guide for the Voters Control unit and Balloting Unit of Electronic Voting Machine 1. Why should you vote? India is the largest democracy in the world. The right to vote and more importantly the exercise

More information

Bylaws of United Faculty of Palm Beach State College

Bylaws of United Faculty of Palm Beach State College Bylaws of United Faculty of Palm Beach State College Article I Name This organization shall be known as United Faculty of Palm Beach State College, hereinafter referred to as UF-PBSC. The objectives of

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARD ELECTIONS GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARD ELECTIONS. 1. Purpose. 2. Application

GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARD ELECTIONS GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARD ELECTIONS. 1. Purpose. 2. Application GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARD ELECTIONS 1. Purpose This Guideline assists clubs in conducting fair and open elections for Boards of Directors. The Guideline should be read in conjunction with the

More information

CONSTITUTION Authority: Executive Council

CONSTITUTION Authority: Executive Council Odette MBA Society Odette School of Business CONSTITUTION Authority: Executive Council Ratified by: Executive Council Effective: 11/01/2012 Article I Name I. The name of this society shall be the Odette

More information

Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling

Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling BYLAWS OF THE HAWAI I ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING As amended at the 2011 State Conference, General Membership Meeting: effective April

More information

Acadia Business Society

Acadia Business Society Acadia Business Society CONSTITUTION (Amended as of September 14 th, 2005) Consider this to be the adopted constitution of the Acadia Business Society of the Fred C. Manning School of Business at Acadia

More information

BYLAWS OF THE GAMES AND GAMING ROUND TABLE (GameRT) Submitted May 18, 2011

BYLAWS OF THE GAMES AND GAMING ROUND TABLE (GameRT) Submitted May 18, 2011 Bylaws BYLAWS OF THE GAMES AND GAMING ROUND TABLE (GameRT) Submitted May 18, 2011 Article I: Name The name of this organization shall be the Games and Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association,

More information

The Constitution of the Georgia Law Honor Society. Article I ADMINISTRATION AND PURPOSE

The Constitution of the Georgia Law Honor Society. Article I ADMINISTRATION AND PURPOSE The Constitution of the Georgia Law Honor Society Article I ADMINISTRATION AND PURPOSE Section 1. The Georgia Law Honor Society of Secondary Schools (hereinafter, The Georgia Law Honor Society) shall be

More information

Guidance for candidates and agents

Guidance for candidates and agents European Parliamentary elections in Great Britain Guidance for candidates and agents Part 5 of 6 Your right to attend key electoral events This document applies only to the 22 May 2014 European Parliamentary

More information

We, the Student Body, of the University of South Florida, in order to provide effective

We, the Student Body, of the University of South Florida, in order to provide effective Constitution of the Student Body of the University of South Florida at Tampa We, the Student Body, of the University of South Florida, in order to provide effective student representation before all vested

More information

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF IOWA

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF IOWA CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF IOWA Adopted July 20, 1974 Amended July 17, 1976 Amended June 24, 1978 Amended June 26, 1982 Amended June 16, 1984 Amended June 25, 1988 Amended June 23, 1990 Amended

More information

Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Electoral System

Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Electoral System Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Electoral System 1. Overview Voting at Presidential, Dáil, Seanad, European and local elections is by secret ballot on the principle of proportional representation in multi-seat

More information

ELECTORAL ACT 73 OF 1998

ELECTORAL ACT 73 OF 1998 Legislation updated to: 31 January 2014 ELECTORAL ACT 73 OF 1998 [ASSENTED TO 12 OCTOBER 1998] [DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 16 OCTOBER 1998] (Unless otherwise indicated) (English text signed by the President)

More information

I. The Role of the Board of Directors II. Director Qualifications III. Director Independence IV. Director Service on Other Public Company Boards

I. The Role of the Board of Directors II. Director Qualifications III. Director Independence IV. Director Service on Other Public Company Boards Corporate Governance Guidelines The Board of Directors (the Board ) of (the Corporation ) has adopted these governance guidelines. The guidelines, in conjunction with the Corporation s articles of incorporation,

More information

Children s Council of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Children s Council of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Children s Council of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (Children s Council of ITEEA) Original bylaws approved March, 1998 Bylaws updated 2007 Bylaws revised (April 25,

More information

Directors may, from time to time, direct.

Directors may, from time to time, direct. BYLAWS OF THE TEXAS ACADEMY OF FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS Article I Officers Section 1. Officers. The Officers shall be the President, President-Elect, Vice- President, Secretary and Treasurer. Section 2.

More information

Georgia Technology Student Association Constitution and Student Bylaws

Georgia Technology Student Association Constitution and Student Bylaws CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE We, a group of students in local chapters of the Georgia Technology Student Association affiliated with TSA, recognize the need for and benefits to be derived from the promotion and

More information

Constitutional Amendments 1-10 make up what is known as The Bill of Rights. Amendments 11-27 are listed below.

Constitutional Amendments 1-10 make up what is known as The Bill of Rights. Amendments 11-27 are listed below. The Constitution: Amendments 11-27 Constitutional Amendments 1-10 make up what is known as The Bill of Rights. Amendments 11-27 are listed below. AMENDMENT XI Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified

More information

(Act No. 66 of May 23, 1986) Chapter I General Provisions

(Act No. 66 of May 23, 1986) Chapter I General Provisions Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (The amendment act comes into effect as from March 1, 2016 (Act No. 69 of 2014 comes into effect as from April 1, 2016)

More information

ELECTIONS ACT 1958 LAWS OF MALAYSIA. Act 19 REPRINT. Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006

ELECTIONS ACT 1958 LAWS OF MALAYSIA. Act 19 REPRINT. Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006 019e (A1205)(latest)(120204).fm Page 1 Monday, March 27, 2006 1:53 PM LAWS OF MALAYSIA REPRINT Act 19 ELECTIONS ACT 1958 Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006 PUBLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER

More information

Constitution of the Seaver College of Pepperdine University Student Government Association

Constitution of the Seaver College of Pepperdine University Student Government Association Constitution of the Seaver College of Pepperdine University Student Government Association Preamble We, the students of Seaver College of Pepperdine University, in order to provide a forum for students

More information

THE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY CONSTITUTION. Article I: Name. Article II: Purpose

THE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY CONSTITUTION. Article I: Name. Article II: Purpose THE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY CONSTITUTION Article I: Name The name of this organization shall be called the Psychology Club of Eastern Connecticut State College. Article II:

More information

CHAPTER 7 LOCAL GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 7 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 7 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Status of municipalities 151. (1) The local sphere of government consists of municipalities, which must be established for the whole of the territory of the Republic. (2) The

More information

Myanmar 2015 General Elections Fact Sheet

Myanmar 2015 General Elections Fact Sheet Myanmar 2015 General Elections Fact Sheet International Foundation for Electoral Systems 1850 K Street, NW Fifth Floor Washington, DC 20006 www.ifes.org September 15, 2015 Table of Contents When will the

More information

GODADDY INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES. Adopted as of February 3, 2015

GODADDY INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES. Adopted as of February 3, 2015 GODADDY INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES Adopted as of February 3, 2015 The following corporate governance guidelines have been adopted by the Board of Directors (the Board ) of GoDaddy Inc. (the Company

More information

Academic Regulations 2009 for B. Tech (Regular) (Effective for the students admitted into I year from the Academic Year 2009-2010 onwards)

Academic Regulations 2009 for B. Tech (Regular) (Effective for the students admitted into I year from the Academic Year 2009-2010 onwards) Academic Regulations 2009 for B. Tech (Regular) (Effective for the students admitted into I year from the Academic Year 2009-2010 onwards) 1. Award of B.Tech. Degree A student will be declared eligible

More information

THE FIRST SCHEDULE (See rule 7) Table I - FEES PAYABLE

THE FIRST SCHEDULE (See rule 7) Table I - FEES PAYABLE Number of entry On what payable Number of the relevant Form THE FIRST SCHEDULE (See rule 7) Table I - FEES PAYABLE Natural For e-filing Small entity, alone or with natural Others, alone or with natural

More information

Duke Bar Association Constitution

Duke Bar Association Constitution Duke Bar Association Constitution ARTICLE I. NAME AND MEMBERSHIP SECTION 1. NAME The name of this association shall be the Duke Bar Association ( DBA ). SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP All candidates for the degrees

More information

The MOACAC Bylaws were approved by the MOACAC membership at BY LAWS OF THE MISSOURI ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING, INC.

The MOACAC Bylaws were approved by the MOACAC membership at BY LAWS OF THE MISSOURI ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING, INC. The MOACAC Bylaws were approved by the MOACAC membership at the membership meeting held during the ANNUAL Conference in 2014. BY LAWS OF THE MISSOURI ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING, INC.

More information

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE ARTICLE I: DEFINITION OF NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE ARTICLE I: DEFINITION OF NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE We, the students of the University of Northern Iowa, exist not only as individuals, but also as a community. The purpose of this Constitution is to

More information

2016 General Election Timeline

2016 General Election Timeline June 2016 General Timeline June 7 Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates (except for Independent Electors of President and Vice President) for General (before 4:00 p.m. of the day

More information

PRO - ACTIVE DISCLOSURES OF UNDER SEC 4 (1) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, CHENNAI-4.

PRO - ACTIVE DISCLOSURES OF UNDER SEC 4 (1) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, CHENNAI-4. PRO - ACTIVE DISCLOSURES OF UNDER SEC 4 (1) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, CHENNAI-4. (Extract of Rule 4(1) (b) of the Right to Information Act 2005.) (i)

More information

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Ratified by the Student Association: September, 2015 *Highlighted red denotes removed *Highlighted green denotes added *Highlighted yellow denotes

More information

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA NOTIFICATION. New Delhi, the 18 th January,2010

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA NOTIFICATION. New Delhi, the 18 th January,2010 1 MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 18 th January,2010 No. MCI-34(1)/2009-Med./66611, In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of

More information

FLORIDA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS An Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants

FLORIDA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS An Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants FLORIDA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS An Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants Adopted 04/24/2015 ARTICLE I - NAME The name of this organization shall be the Florida Society of Medical

More information

MODEL CHECK LIST FOR SECTOR OFFICERS

MODEL CHECK LIST FOR SECTOR OFFICERS For Official use only ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA MODEL CHECK LIST FOR SECTOR OFFICERS 2009 Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001 A Check list for Sector Officers in connection with Conduct

More information

Illinois Society of Medical Assistants. Bylaws. Page 1

Illinois Society of Medical Assistants. Bylaws. Page 1 Illinois Society of Medical Assistants Bylaws Page 1 Table of Contents MISSION STATEMENT.3 CMA (AAMA) CORE VALUES:. 3 ARTICLE I - NAME: 4 ARTICLE II OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE: 4 ARTICLE III - ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY:..

More information

Affiliated with the Iowa Society of Medical Assistants, Inc. and American Association of Medical Assistants

Affiliated with the Iowa Society of Medical Assistants, Inc. and American Association of Medical Assistants Affiliated with the Iowa Society of Medical Assistants, Inc. and American Association of Medical Assistants 2014 Adopted April 1986 Last amended 2007 Updated March 2010 Updated/Amended August 2014 1 2

More information

Australian Electoral Commission Candidates Handbook

Australian Electoral Commission Candidates Handbook Australian Electoral Commission Candidates Handbook Federal elections By-elections August 2015 15_0600 Published by the Australian Electoral Commission www.aec.gov.au ISBN 978-1-921427-36-7 Commonwealth

More information

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. BYLAW I Name. BYLAW II Objects

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. BYLAW I Name. BYLAW II Objects * BYLAWS OF THE DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY BYLAW I Name This organization shall be known as the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (hereinafter

More information

WASHINGTON STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNIT RULES ST. LUKE S REHAB INSTITUTE SPOKANE, WASHINGTON ARTICLE I - NAME

WASHINGTON STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNIT RULES ST. LUKE S REHAB INSTITUTE SPOKANE, WASHINGTON ARTICLE I - NAME WASHINGTON STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNIT RULES ST. LUKE S REHAB INSTITUTE SPOKANE, WASHINGTON ARTICLE I - NAME The name of this unit shall be St. Luke s Rehab. Institute Local Unit of Spokane, Washington.

More information

THIMUN REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE Hylke Hoekstra, Fran Laughlin and Dirk van Leeuwen, January 2006 Edited by Dirk van Leeuwen, October 2006

THIMUN REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE Hylke Hoekstra, Fran Laughlin and Dirk van Leeuwen, January 2006 Edited by Dirk van Leeuwen, October 2006 1 / 10 I. APPLICATION Application Rule 1 These rules of procedure apply to the proceedings of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and other forums labelled by the Board of Directors of

More information

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. (A Public Benefit Corporation) Constitution

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. (A Public Benefit Corporation) Constitution Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (A Public Benefit Corporation) Constitution Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Foundation Trust Constitution (Version 4.0 April 2016) Document history Version

More information

Northern Delaware Intergroup Bylaws January 2010

Northern Delaware Intergroup Bylaws January 2010 Northern Delaware Intergroup Bylaws January 2010 Article I Name The name of this incorporation shall be Northern Delaware Intergroup and shall be referred to hereinafter as Intergroup. Article II Purpose

More information

Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As Amended by the 2014 State Convention

Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As Amended by the 2014 State Convention Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As Amended by the 2014 State Convention Preamble We, the people of the Iowa Democratic Party, in order to organize and perpetuate a representative, effective,

More information

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Ordinance 1: Title By-Law XVII Local Chapter Ordinances This chapter shall be known as Epsilon Upsilon Chapter, hereinafter referred to as the Chapter, according to the Charter

More information

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110 001

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110 001 ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110 001 No. ECI/PN/ 12 /2009 Dated : 17 th February, 2009 PRESS NOTE Subject : Guidelines for Publication and Dissemination of Results

More information

BYLAWS OF THE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

BYLAWS OF THE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN BYLAWS OF THE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN ARTICLE I Name and Purpose Section 1. Association Name. The name of this Association shall be Women Lawyers Association of Michigan ( Association ).

More information

RULES AS NOTIFIED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

RULES AS NOTIFIED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT RULES AS NOTIFIED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT The Company Secretaries (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 [Issued by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part

More information

www.portsmouth.gov.uk Part 3D - Officers' Employment Procedure Rules 1

www.portsmouth.gov.uk Part 3D - Officers' Employment Procedure Rules 1 Part 3D - Officers' Employment Procedure Rules 1 These rules determine procedures to be followed in the recruitment of senior officers of the council and in any disciplinary action which may become necessary

More information

AMBER ROAD, INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES

AMBER ROAD, INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES AMBER ROAD, INC. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES The following have been adopted by the Board of Directors (the Board ), of Amber Road, Inc. ( Amber Road or the Company ) to promote the effective functioning

More information

Voting and the Scottish Parliament

Voting and the Scottish Parliament Voting and the Scottish Parliament This document tells you how to register to vote, what is involved, and how your vote will count. Did you know that? Elections to the Scottish Parliament will be held

More information

1 of 7 31/10/2012 18:34

1 of 7 31/10/2012 18:34 Regulatory Story Go to market news section Company TIDM Headline Released Number Ironveld PLC IRON Holding(s) in Company 18:01 31-Oct-2012 0348Q18 RNS Number : 0348Q Ironveld PLC 31 October 2012 TR-1:

More information

CONSTITUTION OF THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN

CONSTITUTION OF THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN CONSTITUTION OF THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN Contents ARTICLE I: NAME... 2 ARTICLE II: NATURE... 2 ARTICLE III: PURPOSE... 2 ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP... 3 ARTICLE V: ORGANS

More information

Model rules XXX Guide

Model rules XXX Guide i Australian Electoral Commission Model rules XXX Guide for the conduct of elections for office Version X xx xxxxx 2009 The following guidelines will help you to comply with Section 147 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

More information

Annex 1 Primary sources for international standards

Annex 1 Primary sources for international standards Annex 1 Primary sources for international standards 1. The United Nations The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 20 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

More information

Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Bylaws

Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Bylaws Bylaws 1 Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Bylaws Article I Name & Mission Name The name of this organization will be the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Inc., incorporated in the

More information

How do I Register & Vote A guide for General Voters

How do I Register & Vote A guide for General Voters How do I Register & Vote A guide for General Voters Systematic Voters Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Election Commission of India Greater Participation for a Stronger Democracy 1 You can enroll

More information

ARTICLE I NAME ARTICLE II PURPOSE

ARTICLE I NAME ARTICLE II PURPOSE ARTICLE I NAME The name of this component State Association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) shall be the Ohio Health Information Management Association, Incorporated.

More information

ELECTION BYE-LAWS. Definition: (i) In these Bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires

ELECTION BYE-LAWS. Definition: (i) In these Bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires ELECTION BYE-LAWS 1. General Definition: (i) In these Bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) the Electoral Roll means the Electoral Roll maintained under these Byelaws; Member

More information

AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS PALM BEACH ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL, INC. (A Corporation Not For Profit) ADOPTED :, 2012.

AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS PALM BEACH ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL, INC. (A Corporation Not For Profit) ADOPTED :, 2012. AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS OF PALM BEACH ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL, INC. (A Corporation Not For Profit) ADOPTED :, 2012 Article I NAME The name of this not for profit Corporation, as stated in its Articles

More information

EASTERN OHIO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BYLAWS ARTICLE I NAME

EASTERN OHIO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BYLAWS ARTICLE I NAME EASTERN OHIO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BYLAWS ARTICLE I NAME This association shall be known as the Eastern Ohio Health Information Management Association. ARTICLE II MISSION To provide

More information

1. Introduction... 3 2. Structure of the Dáil... 3 3. Duration of Dáil... 3 4. Timing of Dáil elections... 3 5. The electoral system... 4 6.

1. Introduction... 3 2. Structure of the Dáil... 3 3. Duration of Dáil... 3 4. Timing of Dáil elections... 3 5. The electoral system... 4 6. 1 1. Introduction... 3 2. Structure of the Dáil... 3 3. Duration of Dáil... 3 4. Timing of Dáil elections... 3 5. The electoral system... 4 6. Who can be elected?... 4 7. Who can vote at a Dáil election?...

More information

MEDIA ALLIANCE BYLAWS Proposal to Board May 4, 2012 1

MEDIA ALLIANCE BYLAWS Proposal to Board May 4, 2012 1 MEDIA ALLIANCE BYLAWS Proposal to Board May 4, 2012 1 MEDIA ALLIANCE BYLAWS Proposal to board 5-4-2012 Article I. Offices Section 1. Principal Office The principal office of Media Alliance is located in

More information

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Operating Policies & Procedures. April 2014

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Operating Policies & Procedures. April 2014 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Operating Policies & Procedures Adopted on October 23, 2013 Revised on April 28, 2014 I. General Provisions 1. Scope of Operating Policies and Procedures. These

More information

The University of Texas at Austin BYLAWS OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY. ARTICLE I Objectives

The University of Texas at Austin BYLAWS OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY. ARTICLE I Objectives The University of Texas at Austin BYLAWS OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY ARTICLE I Objectives Section 1. General Objectives 1.1. To represent the views of graduate students to the university community

More information

The University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board. Constitution

The University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board. Constitution The University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board Constitution University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus Student Government Board Constitution Preamble We the students of the University of Pittsburgh

More information

ARTICLE I Name and Jurisdiction Section 1. This Fellowship shall be known as the San Diego Intergroup (SDIG) or Area 3A.

ARTICLE I Name and Jurisdiction Section 1. This Fellowship shall be known as the San Diego Intergroup (SDIG) or Area 3A. Amended: March 3, 2010 BY-LAWS OF SAN DIEGO INTERGROUP (SDIG) ARTICLE I Name and Jurisdiction This Fellowship shall be known as the San Diego Intergroup (SDIG) or Area 3A. This Fellowship shall consist

More information

The Election Statutes of the Student Government of the College of Liberal Arts of Drew University

The Election Statutes of the Student Government of the College of Liberal Arts of Drew University The Election Statutes of the Student Government of the College of Liberal Arts of Drew University Index ARTICLE I: NAME.....3 ARTICLE II: THE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE...3 ARTICLE III: ELECTIONS.. 4 ARTICLE

More information

Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As amended on June 18 th, 2016

Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As amended on June 18 th, 2016 Constitution of the Iowa Democratic Party As amended on June 18 th, 2016 Preamble We, the people of the Iowa Democratic Party, in order to organize and perpetuate a representative, effective, and responsible

More information

Bylaws of the Georgia School Public Relations Association

Bylaws of the Georgia School Public Relations Association Article I - Name Bylaws of the Georgia School Public Relations Association The name of this organization shall be the Georgia School Public Relations Association. Article II - Geographical Jurisdiction

More information

THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA CONTENTS PREAMBLE PART I THE UNION AND ITS TERRITORY 1. Name and territory of the Union. 2. Admission or establishment of new States. 2A. [Repealed.] 3. Formation of new States

More information

OREGON SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION, INC. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICIES

OREGON SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION, INC. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICIES OREGON SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION, INC. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICIES Drafted May 29, 2003 and Adopted Revisions January 24, 2004 Revised November 18, 2006 Article I: Nominations and Elections Committee.

More information

2016 Presidential Election Calendar Maryland State Board of Elections 151 West Street - PO Box 6486 Annapolis, MD 21401-0486

2016 Presidential Election Calendar Maryland State Board of Elections 151 West Street - PO Box 6486 Annapolis, MD 21401-0486 Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Year's Day State holiday. SBE and most local boards will be closed. Monday, January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday State holiday. SBE and most local boards will

More information

Rules of the 2016 Nevada State Democratic Convention

Rules of the 2016 Nevada State Democratic Convention Rules of the 2016 Nevada State Democratic Convention A. Convention Organization I. State Convention Delegates/Alternates/Attendees a. All delegates and alternates to the state convention must be registered

More information

UNIVERSAL ADULT FRANCHISE AND THE METHODS OF REPRESENTATION

UNIVERSAL ADULT FRANCHISE AND THE METHODS OF REPRESENTATION 17 UNIVERSAL ADULT FRANCHISE AND THE METHODS OF REPRESENTATION I n an earlier lesson, you have studied that the opening words of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution are: We, the people of India. What

More information

OFFICE MEMORANDUM. Page 1 of 5

OFFICE MEMORANDUM. Page 1 of 5 Most Immediate No. II/21022/58(97)/2011-FCRA-I Government of India/Bharat Sarkar Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya Foreigners Division (FCRA Wing) ***** Jaisalmer House 26 Mansingh Road New Delhi

More information

A Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Voting System

A Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Voting System A Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Voting System Guide to Ireland s PR-STV Voting System{PRIVATE } 1. Overview... 3 2. Voting is straightforward... 3 3. The count is more complex. It is divided into a number

More information

3. WHY YOU MUST VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS? 4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

3. WHY YOU MUST VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS? 4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 1. WHAT IS LOCAL GOVERNMENT? 2. FUNCTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3. WHY YOU MUST VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS? 4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 5. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

More information

OUTLAY AT A GLANCE. Sector : COMPUTERISATION No. of Schemes: 3 Department : PLANNING AND RESEARCH

OUTLAY AT A GLANCE. Sector : COMPUTERISATION No. of Schemes: 3 Department : PLANNING AND RESEARCH COMPUTERISATION After the announcement of Information Technology Policy in December 1999, increased thrust has been given by the Government of Pondicherry to introduce e-governance solutions in the Administration.

More information

The Rice University Sport Business Alliance Constitution

The Rice University Sport Business Alliance Constitution The Rice University Sport Business Alliance Constitution February 16, 2010 Article I. Name The name of this organization shall be the Rice University Sport Business Alliance or RUSBA. Article II. Mission

More information

THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF TANZANIA

THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF TANZANIA THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF TANZANIA THEME: THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IN EAST AFRICA: TANZANIA S PERSPECTIVE A PAPER TO BE PRESENTED BY MR. EMMANUEL KAWISHE (STATE

More information

b) Discussion of Bid c) Voting (1) Results: Coastal Carolina wins B. State Communications Coordinator of the Year 1. Winthrop University

b) Discussion of Bid c) Voting (1) Results: Coastal Carolina wins B. State Communications Coordinator of the Year 1. Winthrop University South Carolina Organization for Residential Education 2015 SCORE Boardroom Minutes I. Call to order at 8:02 am II. Roll Call: Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Winthrop University, University

More information

Approved: 26FEB13. Computing Research Association Bylaws. Section I: Purpose of CRA

Approved: 26FEB13. Computing Research Association Bylaws. Section I: Purpose of CRA Approved: 26FEB13 Computing Research Association Bylaws Section I: Purpose of CRA The purpose of the Computing Research Association, hereafter the Association, is to strengthen research and advanced education

More information

Seminole County Public Schools Business Advisory Board. Bylaws

Seminole County Public Schools Business Advisory Board. Bylaws Seminole County Public Schools Business Advisory Board Bylaws I. Purpose The purpose of the Business Advisory Board ( BAB ) for the School Board of Seminole County ( School Board ) is to assist and advise

More information

The recommendation of the Committee accepted by the Hon ble Supreme Court for implementation:

The recommendation of the Committee accepted by the Hon ble Supreme Court for implementation: The recommendation of the Committee accepted by the Hon ble Supreme Court for implementation: 6.1.1 Universities and colleges across the country must ordinarily conduct elections for the appointment of

More information

CONSTITUTION FOR THE FACULTYAND STAFF FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA

CONSTITUTION FOR THE FACULTYAND STAFF FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA CONSTITUTION FOR THE FACULTYAND STAFF FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA Article I. Name of Organization. The name of this organization shall be the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community

More information

Officer Elections Guidelines for Spring 2015. Maia Eliscovich-Sigal, Vice President

Officer Elections Guidelines for Spring 2015. Maia Eliscovich-Sigal, Vice President Officer Elections Guidelines for Spring 2015 Maia Eliscovich-Sigal, Vice President Yale College Council Officer Elections Guidelines for Spring 2015 2 I. Timeline 1. Wednesday, March 25: Info session.

More information

BYLAWS OF THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING

BYLAWS OF THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING BYLAWS OF THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING ARTICLE I NAME AND OFFICES 1. The name of this organization is the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. (hereinafter

More information

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Procedural Guidelines for Internal Elections for the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Procedural Guidelines for Internal Elections for the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Procedural Guidelines for Internal Elections for the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1. The provision for the party to elect a

More information