Returning Officer may give opportunity to rectify a nomination form
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(1) If the Returning Officer detects on a nomination form-
(a) an error or what appears to that Officer to be an error, which may amount to a ground for deciding that the nomination form is invalid;
(b) an omission; or
(c) anything which may affect the validity of the nomination form,
and the Returning Officer considers that it can be rectified within the nomination period, that Officer may, before making a decision under section 16, give the candidate a reasonable opportunity to rectify it.
(2) If the nomination form relates to a geographical constituency, the opportunity to rectify must be given to all the candidates on the nomination list if it is appropriate to do so.
(3) A nomination form cannot be rectified after the expiry of the nomination period.