52. Presentation of nomination paper and requirements for a valid nomination

  1. On or before the date appointed under clause (a) of section 49, each candidate shall, either in person or by his proposer, between the hours of eleven O’clock in the forenoon and three O’clock in the afternoon deliver to the returning officer at the place specified in this behalf in the notice issued under section 50, a nomination paper completed in the prescribed form and signed by the candidate and by an elector of the constituency as proposer.
    * "[(1A) Every candidate submitting nomination under sub-section (1) shall not be deemed to be qualified to be elected to fill that post unless he submits, along with such nomination, the details regarding his educational qualification, criminal cases in which he is involved at the time of submission of nomination, property owned by him and other members of his family, liabilities including arrears due from him to any Public Sector Undertaking or Government or Local Self Government Institutions and whether disqualifies for defection under the Kerala Local Authorities (Prohibition of Defection) Act, 1999 in the form and manner as may be prescribed.]"
  2. In a constituency where the seat is reserved for Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe a candidate shall not be deemed to be qualified to be chosen to fill that seat unless his nomination paper contains a declaration by him specifying the particular caste or tribe of which he is a member.
  3. Where the candidate is a person who, having held any office referred to in clause (K) of section 34 has been dismissed or removed and period of five years has not elapsed since the dismissal or removal such person shall not be deemed to be duly nominated as a candidate unless his nomination paper is accompanied by a certificate issued in the prescribed manner by the State Election Commission to the effect that he has not been
    dismissed or removed for corruption, or disloyalty.
  4. On the presentation of a nomination paper, the returning officer shall satisfy himself that the names and electoral roll numbers of the candidate and his proposer as entered in the nomination paper are the same as those entered in the electoral rolls;
    Provided that no misnomer on inaccurate description or clerical, technical or printing error in regard to the name of the candidate or his proposer or any other person, or in regard to any place, mentioned in the electoral roll or the nomination paper and no clerical, technical or printing error in regard to the electoral roll numbers of any such person in the electoral roll or the nomination paper, shall affect the full operation of the electoral roll or the nomination paper with respect to such person or place in any case where the description in regard to the name of the person or place is such as to be commonly understood; and the returning officer shall permit any such misnomer or inaccurate description or clerical, technical or printing error to be corrected and where necessary direct that any such misnomer inaccurate description, or clerical, technical or printing error in the electoral roll or in the nomination paper shall be overlooked.
  5. Where the candidate is an elector of a different constituency a copy of the electoral roll of that constituency or of the relevant part thereof or a certified copy of the relevant entries in such roll shall unless it has been filed along, with the nomination paper, be produced before the returning officer at the time of scrutiny.
  6. Nothing in the section shall prevent any candidate from being nominated by more than one nomination paper:
    Provided that not more than three nomination papers shall be presented by or on behalf of any candidate or accepted by the returning officer.

*Inserted by Act 30 of 2005