Electoral Act, 1923

Keeping of order in polling stations.

32.—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 constable in or near that station, or any other person authorised in writing by the returning officer to remove him; and the person so removed shall not, unless with the permission of the presiding officer, again be allowed to enter the polling station during the day.

Any person so removed as aforesaid, if charged with the commission in such station of any offence, may be kept in custody until he can be brought before a justice of the peace or a magistrate having the powers or jurisdiction formerly vested in a justice of the peace.