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Wednesday, 23 July 1902

Mr BAMFORD (Herbert) - I move-

That after the word "candidates," line 4, the followingwords beinserted. - " and to clearly show the initials of the presiding officer."

The committee have shown the commendable desire to eliminate the possibility of fraud. In the Queensland Act there is a provision that an elector must fold the ballotpaper in such a manner as to show the initialsof the officer,and unless this is done, the initialing is of no use. If the amendmentbe carried the returning officer willbe perfectly certain that the paper which is placed an the ballot-box is the one he has issued.

Mr.FOWLER (Perth). - I suggest that there be a square on the back of the paper in which the returning officer's initials

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