56A-30. Return of forfeiture of candidate's deposit
The deposit made under Rule 56P shall either be returned to the person making it or representative heir or be forfeited to the State Election Fund in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (3) of Rule 56A-6.
(1) Except in cases hereinafter mentioned in this rule, deposit shall be returned as soon as practicable after result of the election is declared.
(2) If the candidate is not-shown in the list of contesting candidates, or he dies before the commencement of the poll, the deposit shall be returned as soon as practicable after the publication of the list or after his death, as the case may be.
(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (3), the deposit shall be forfeited to the State Election Fund, if at an election, where a poll has been taken, the candidate is not elected and the number of valid votes polled by him does not exceed one-tenth of the total number of valid votes polled by all the candidates or, in the case of election of more than one member at the election one-tenth of the number of valid votes, so polled divided by the number of members to be elected.