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How can an election be voided?
published: Sunday | September 2, 2007

An election can be voided if activities occur in that polling station which could influence the results. The Constituted Authority may apply to the Election Court for the voiding of the election results on one or more of the following grounds:

The total number of votes cast in a constituency or electoral division exceeds the number of electors on the official list for that constituency or electoral division.

That ballot boxes have been stolen or destroyed or have in any way/manner been tampered with and the number of electors on the list of electors for the polling stations is more than the difference in the number of votes cast for the candidate declared the winner and the candidate who is not declared the winner.

That a presiding officer has under threat/pressure signed ballots and that the number of ballots so signed is sufficient to cast doubt on the majority of votes counted for the candidate declared elected.

That votes have been polled by persons who are not bona fide electors thereby casting doubt on the integrity of the votes counted for the candidate declared elected.

That there is an upsurge in violence or any irregularity during election day in more polling station or polling divisions or in any electoral division or subversion of the process of free and fair election.

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