writ of election


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writ of election

n. pl. writs of election
A writ issued by a governor or other executive authority requiring that an election be held, especially a special election to fill a vacancy.
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Noun1.writ of election - a writ ordering the holding of an election
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Candidates also heard that the IEC would implement the election expense clause, which called for all candidates to declare the money expended for management of election by candidates after the issuance of a writ of election.
EC secretary Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar said in a statement that the EC will hold a special meeting on July 9 on the matter pertaining to the dates of the by-election, such as the writ of election and dates for nomination and polling, the electoral rolls to be used and other preparations.
The next move for the president is to issue a Writ of Election, which will specify the date of the Nomination Day, which should be no earlier than five days and no later than one month from the date the Writ is issued.
governor had no legal right to issue the writ of election, because
Special ballots are available from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer four weeks before the issue of the writ of election up until a day determined by the Chief Electoral Officer.
'The meeting will be chaired by EC deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood, and it will discuss the dates of the by-election, such as the writ of election and dates for nomination and polling, the electoral rolls to be used and other preparations,' he said.