719. Determination of questions at elections.

719.     Determination of questions at elections.

The disqualification of persons elected as members of Parliament on grounds subsisting at the time of election may be determined by an election court on presentation of an election petition1. A returning officer may not decide any question which might be raised with respect to the disqualification of a candidate unless a nomination paper is on the face of it a mere abuse of the rules of nomination2. Votes given for a candidate who is disqualified may in certain circumstances be regarded as not given at all or thrown