The Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

Expenses incurred by unauthorised persons.

14.—(1) A person other than the election agent of a candidate shall not incur any expenses on account of holding public meetings or issuing advertisements, circulars or publications for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of any candidate at an election, unless he is authorised in writing to do so by such election agent.

(2) Every person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an illegal practice.

(3) Any expenses incurred on account of any such purpose as aforesaid and authorised by the election agent of the candidate shall be duly returned as part of the candidate's election expenses.