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Wednesday, 23 July 1902

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - I think it will be necessary to insert a clause to this effect -

No person shall be qualified to vote at an electionfor any division exceptthe division in which he lives.

Ifthatnew clause beinserted,then the question -"Are youdisqualified from voting?" will, I think, meet the case. OtherwiseI had intended to propose such a question as is asked in New South Wales - whether the voter still has the qualification he had when he was placed on the roll. The point raised by the leader of the Opposition last night was that a man might move to another division and. the fact be overlooked that his name remained, on the register, there being no means of reaching him in order to ascertain whether he had the same qualification. The suggested new clause is concise, and will meet the point raised by the leader of the Opposition.

Mr. POYNTON(South Australia).Under the South Australian Act a voter is asked - "Are you of the full age of 21 ? " It may occur to the scrutineer that the voter is under age, and power should be given to ask the question.

Mr Kingston - But there is the comprehensive question - "Are you disqualified from voting? "

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