Manual on Model Code of Conduct

1. Assistant Electoral Registration Officer: The Election Commission may
appoint one or more persons as Assistant Electoral Registration Officers to assist
an Electoral Registration Officer to prepare the electoral roll of the Constituency
under his charge. Every Assistant Electoral Registration Officer shall, subject to
the control of Electoral Registration Officer, be competent to perform all or any
of the functions of Electoral Registration Officer.

2. Assistant Returning Officer: The Election Commission may appoint one
or more persons as Assistant Returning Officer to assist a Returning Officer
in conduct of election for the Constituency under his charge. Every Assistant
Returning Officer shall, subject to the control of Returning Officer, be competent
to perform the functions assigned in the statutes.

3. Booth Capturing: Booth capturing means unauthorized casting of votes by
some person other than the genuine voter either by intimidating or threatening
the polling officials to surrender the ballot papers or by preventing the voters
from going to the polling stations.

4. Booth Level Officer: Booth Level Officer is a local Government/Semi-
Government official, familiar with the local electors and generally a voter in the
same polling area, who assists in updating the roll using his local knowledge.
He, under the overall supervision of Electoral Registration Officer, is responsible
for field verification, collection of information/data regarding electors and
preparation of roll of a part of electoral roll in respect of the polling area, assigned
to him.

5. Bribery: Bribery may be described as an inducement to a person, by wrong
means, to do or not to do a thing which he may otherwise have not done or
done. In the context of elections, bribery is the most common and rampant form
of corrupt practice. It is any gift, offer or promise by a candidate or his agent or
by any other person with the consent of a candidate or any election agent, with
the object of inducing a person to stand or not to stand or to withdraw or not to
withdraw from being a candidate at an election, or an elector to vote or refrain
from voting at an election
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