238 Avoidance of election for general corruption


Where it is reported by the High Court on the trial of an election petition that corrupt or illegal practices committed in relation to the election for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of any constituency candidate or constituency candidates thereat have so extensively prevailed that they may be reasonably supposed to have affected the result, the constituency candidate’s election, if the candidate has been elected and is a respondent, shall be void.


Except under this section, an election shall not be liable to be avoided by reason of the general prevalence of corrupt or illegal practices.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 164