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Wednesday, 23 July 1902

Mr BROWN (Canobolas) - I should like to knowwhat is the object of providing that spoilt ballot-papers shall be destroyed?

Sir William Lyne -The idea is to prevent them being used in any way.

Mr BROWN -Would itnot be advisable to return them to the chief electoral officer?

SirWilliam Lyne. - That has not been the practice followed in the various States.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 151 -

In elections for the Semite the voter shall mark his ballot-paper by making across in the square opposite the name of each candidate for whom he votes. The voter shall vote for the full numberof candidates to be elected.

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