The candidate is deemed to have named himself or herself as election agent. Likewise, in the event an election agent dies and a now appointment is not made, the candidate is deemed to have appointed himself of herself as election agent. The same applies in a situation where an election agent agent’s appointment is revoked and no appointment of a replacement is made. Note also that in circumstances where a candidate is his or her own election agent, the address of the candidate as given in the nomination paper shall be regarded as that of the office of the election agent. And once a returning officer is satisfied that a candidate falls to be treated as his or her own election agent, public notice is given forthwith , such notice giving name of the candidate and address of office.
What happens in the event a validly-nominated candidate fails to appoint an election agent?