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Monday, 11 December 1905

Mr LONSDALE (New England) - I agree with the honorable member for North Sydney that the fewer the marks we have on the rolls the better, and that it is unnecessary to place marks against the names of persons who are enrolled for both the State and the Commonwealth.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 16 agreed to.

Clause 17 verbally amended and agreed to.

Clause 18 agreed to.

Clause 19 -

Section sixty of the Principal Act is amended by omitting the words " Returning Officer for the Division," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " Electoral Registrar keeping the Polling-place or Sub-division Roll."

Amendment (by Mr. Groom) proposed -

That after the word "amended" the following words be inserted : - " (a) by omitting the. words' in the presence of a witness,' and inserting in lieu thereof the words ' and witnessed by an elector' ; (b)"

Mr Batchelor - Does that apply to transfers?

Mr Groom - We are providing in this clause for the same method of witnessing a transfer from one division to another as we have provided in clause 18 for witnessing a claim.

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