—(1) The Returning Officer shall, on the day of nomination, attend at the place of nomination from 11 a.m. until 12 noon to receive nomination papers and political donation certificates issued by the Registrar of Political Donations and certificates (if any) issued under section 27A(6) (referred to in this Act as nomination papers).
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(2) Every such nomination paper and certificate shall be delivered to the Returning Officer, in duplicate and in person, by the person seeking nomination accompanied by his proposer, seconder and at least 4 assentors, at the place of nomination between 11 a.m. and 12 noon (both times inclusive) on the day of nomination, and if not so delivered, shall be rejected.
(3) The Returning Officer shall immediately cause a copy of the nomination paper to be posted in a conspicuous position outside the place of nomination.
(4) The Returning Officer shall permit the candidates and their proposers, seconders and assentors and one other person (if any) appointed by each candidate in writing to be present on the day and at the place of nomination between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and there and then to examine the nomination papers of candidates which have been received for that electoral division.