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Wednesday, 19 September 1928

Clause 4 -

After section six of the principal act, the following sections are inserted: - "6aa.- (1) The election of a Third Commissioner shall be conducted in the following manner: -

(d)   The persons qualified to vote at elections for the Third Commissioner shall be persons -

(i)   who are ratepay ing lessees of the commission, as defined in sub-section (2.) of this section; and

(ii)   whose names are on the roll of ratepaying lessees prepared by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of this act; and

(e)   Each ratepaying lessee who is enrolled on the ratepaying lessees' roll shall be entitled to one vote at each election held under this act. " (2.) For the purposes of this section a person shall be a ratepaying lessee if -

(a)   he is severally the lessee of rateable land, and under a lease in writing or other document of title relating to such land, liable to pay to the commission the whole or any part of any rates which may be made and levied in respect of any land ;

(b)   he is jointly such lessee as aforesaid; or

(c)   he is the person nominated in writing as an elector by a body corporate which is, or trustees who are, such lessee so liable as aforesaid:

Provided that the body corporate or trustees may not nominate at any one election more than one person for enrolment as ratepaying lessee. " (3.) The Chief Electoral Officer shall prepare for each election a roll of the names and addresses of the ratepaying lessees in the Territory on the date of the advertisement by him of the notice required by paragraph (a) of subsection (1.) of this section."

Amendment (by Sir Neville Howse) proposed -

That the words " (i) who are ratepaying lessees of the commission, as defined in subsection (2) of this section; "sub-section (d), be omitted, and the following words inserted in lieu thereof: - " (i) who are least twenty-one years of agc, and are natural born or naturalized subjects of the King; (ia) who are owners or occupiers as de fined in section three of this act; and"

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