Referendum Act, 1942

Punishment of officers guilty of gross negligence.

31.—Every local returning officer, presiding officer, clerk, or other person having duties in connection with the conduct of a referendum in any constituency who commits any wilful or grossly negligent misfeasance or any grossly negligent act or omission in contravention of this Act shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.