Presidential Elections Act, 1993

Consecutive numbering of nomination papers.

18.—(1) The presidential returning officer shall number consecutively in the order in which they are received all nomination papers (whether or not they appear to be regular and valid on their face) purporting to nominate in accordance with this Act a person to be a candidate at the election which are delivered in accordance with section 14 and, for that purpose, shall, immediately after receiving any such nomination paper, endorse thereon the said consecutive number thereof.

(2) The numbers endorsed on nomination papers by the presidential returning officer in pursuance of this section shall (unless the contrary is shown) be conclusive evidence of the order in which such papers were received.