Part-VI Elections

68. Early elections: The aim of the Interim Government shall be to create conditions, as early as possible, for holding elections for the constituent Assembly which will frame a constitution for Nepal.
69. Commission: (1) The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, these elections, including the appointment of election tribunals for the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with these elections shall be vested in a Commission (referred to in this Act as the Election Commission).
(2) The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioner and such number of other Election Commissioners, if any, as the King, under the advice of his Ministers, may from time to time fix, and the appointment of the chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners shall be made by the king, under the advice of his ministers.
(3)The conditions of service and tenure of office of the Election Commissioners shall be such as the King may by rules determine; Provided that, the chief Election Commissioner and the Election
Commissioners shall not be removed from their offices, except in the manner and on the like ground as a judge of the Pradhan Nyayalaya and their conditions of service shall not be varied to their disadvantage after their appointments.
70. General electoral roll: There shall be one general electoral roll for every territorial constituency for these elections, and no person shall be ineligible for inclusion in any such roll for any such constituency on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex or any of them.
71. Adult suffrage: These elections shall be on the basis of adult suffrage, that is to say, every person who is a citizen of Nepal and who is not less than 21 years of age on such date as may be fixed in that behalf by the King and his council of Ministers and is not otherwise disqualified under the rules to be framed for this purpose on the ground of none residence, unsoundness of mind, crime or corrupt or illegal practice, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter.
72. (a) The validity of any law or rule relating to the delimitation of constituencies, made in accordance with this Act, shall not be called in question in any court.
(b) No such election shall be called in question except by an election petition presented to such authority and in such manner as may be provided for by the rules made by the King and his council of Ministers.