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What Is The Revising Court Empowered To Do?

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

It is first of all important to note that the revising courts will commence proceedings on 6th September, 2021 and must complete their work within 60 days, from the date when the notice on objections and appeals were lodged. Such proceedings shall be held in public.

The tasks of the revising court are to expunge names that are not supposed to be on the list of voters and to insert names of persons who are entitled to be on that list. It is also empowered to make corrections.

An objector may appear in person or be represented by a legal practitioner or some other person authorized by him or her. Once the objector or his or her representative has proved service the court will proceed to hear and decide on the appeals and objections.

As a proper register is the concern of every citizen any person may be allowed by the court to make an input as stated in section 25(1) thus:

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“At any sitting of the revising court, a person appearing to the court to be interested in or affected by the subject matter before the court may appear and be heard by himself or herself, by a legal practitioner or by any other person duly authorized by him or her in that behalf.”

Every objector or appellant is entitled to appeal to the high court against the decision of the revising court by notifying the revising court of its intention to appeal within two days.

When there is no appeal against the decision of the revising court the revised list of the revising court shall become the master register and a copy of this is called the register. If there is an appeal to the high court the final list from the high court which will be sent to the revising court will constitute the master register.

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