According to the UP Bar Council, only advocates who have obtained a Certificate of Practice (COP) number from the UP Bar Council are eligible to vote in the Bar Association elections.
Advocates registered with the Bar Association of any other State or with COP Number issued by the Bar Council of any other State are not eligible to vote in elections to any Bar Association in Uttar Pradesh.
A lawyer has the right to vote only once
UP Bar Council President Madhusudan Tripathi has clarified that a lawyer can vote in a Bar Association only once. No advocate can be a member and voter of more than one union at the same time.
According to Madhusudan Tripathi, there are many lawyers in Uttar Pradesh who are not registered with the UP Bar Council but are registered with the Bar Council of any other state.
Such lawyers are not eligible to vote in the Uttar Pradesh Bar Association elections. He has also directed all the Bar Associations of the State to prepare a list of registered Advocates practicing in other States and submit it to the Council.