Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act, 1977

Stated day, etc.

8.—The returning officer at an election shall, not later than the day which is seventy days before the nomination day, as regards the election fix—

(a) for the purposes of section 10 (2) of this Act a day, which is in this Act referred to as the “stated day”, being a day which is neither earlier than the fifty-sixth nor later than the forty-second day before the day which as regards the election is the nomination day, and

(b) the period or periods during which, on such nomination day, nominations at the election will be received,

provided that the period, or the aggregate of the periods, so fixed shall not be less than three hours.