—(1) Subject to subsections (1A) and (2A), no person shall be admitted to vote at any polling station except the polling station allotted to him.
(1A) Where an elector for any electoral division is employed as a presiding officer, police officer, or in any other official capacity at a polling station within that division, and it is inconvenient for him to vote at the polling station in the division which has been allotted to him, the Returning Officer may authorise the elector, by a certificate under his hand, to vote at any other polling station in the division, and that polling station shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be the polling station allotted to that elector.
(2) The certificate referred to in subsection (1A) shall be given under the hand of the Returning Officer and shall state the name of the elector and his number, description in the register of electors, and the fact that he is so employed as aforesaid.
(2A) Subject to section 7, an overseas elector shall also be entitled to be admitted to vote at the overseas polling station allotted to him under section 13A.
(3) Unless the Returning Officer, by notification in the Gazette under this section or section 56C or under section 50C(3)(b), appoints any other hour, the poll in any electoral division shall open at 8 a.m. on the day appointed under section 34 or 34A, as the case may be, and shall close at 8 p.m. on that day.
(4) The presiding officer shall —
keep order in his station;
regulate the number of voters to be admitted at a time; and
exclude all other persons except the candidates, the polling agent or agents of each candidate, the Returning Officer and persons authorised in writing by the Returning Officer, the police officers on duty and other persons officially employed at the polling station.
(5) The number of polling agents that may be admitted to any polling station for an electoral division shall be as follows:
only one polling agent for each candidate contesting the election in that electoral division; or
in the case of a polling station for a group representation constituency, only one polling agent for each group of candidates contesting the election in that constituency.
(5A) Notwithstanding subsection (5), where more than one polling place has been established at any polling station, only one polling agent for each candidate or each group of candidates, as the case may be, shall be admitted to each such polling place.
(6) No polling agent whose name has not been notified to the presiding officer as required by section 64(1) shall be admitted to a polling station.
(7) If any person misconducts himself in the polling station, or fails to obey the lawful orders of the presiding officer, he may immediately, by order of the presiding officer, be removed from the polling station by any police officer in or near that station or by any other person authorised in writing by the presiding officer or by the Returning Officer to remove him.
(7A) The person removed under subsection (7) shall not, unless with the permission of the presiding officer, again be allowed to enter the polling station.
(7B) Any person removed under subsection (7), if charged with the commission in that station of any offence, may be kept in custody until he can be brought before a Magistrate.
(8) The powers conferred by this section shall not be exercised so as to prevent any elector who is otherwise entitled to vote at any polling station from having an opportunity of voting at that station.