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Article 33
 

(1) Where a poll is to be taken at an election

(a) each candidate may appoint one election agent to assist him generally in relation to the election,

(b) each candidate or the election agent of the candidate may appoint one local agent for each constituency to assist the candidate in the constituency and to act as deputy in the constituency for the election agent of the candidate, and

(c) each candidate or the election agent or the local agent of the candidate may appoint with respect to each polling district in a constituency one deputy local agent to assist the candidate in the polling district and to act therein as deputy for the candidate's election agent and local agent.

(2) An appointment under this section may be revoked

(a) in case the appointment is made under subsection (1) (a), by the candidate,

(b) in case the appointment is made under subsection (1) (b), by the candidate or the election agent of the candidate, and

(c) in case the appointment is made under subsection (1) (c), by the candidate or the election agent or local agent of the candidate for the constituency concerned.

(3) Where the appointment of an agent under this section is revoked or an agent appointed under this section dies, resigns or becomes incapable of acting during an election, another agent may be appointed under this section in the place of that agent.

(4) The person by whom an agent is appointed under this section shall immediately after the appointment give written notice of the appointment and of the name and address of the agent to

(a) in the case of an election agent, the presidential returning officer, and

(b) in the case of a local agent or a deputy local agent, the local returning officer for the constituency concerned.