Presidential Elections Act, 1993

The judicial assessor.

23.—(1) The President of the High Court or some other judge of the High Court nominated by the President of the High Court shall attend at the ruling on nominations and there sit with and act as judicial assessor to the presidential returning officer.

(2) The presidential returning officer may, on his own motion, and shall, if so requested by a person purported to be nominated as a candidate at the election concerned or the authorised representative of such a person, refer to the judicial assessor any question arising during the ruling on nominations in relation to any nomination paper or the nomination of any person to be a candidate or any other matter connected with the nomination of persons to be candidates including the eligibility for election to the office of President of any person purported to be nominated as a candidate.

(3) The judicial assessor shall there and then give his opinion on every question referred to the said assessor under this section and the presidential returning officer shall have regard to such opinion.