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Thursday, 7 February 1929


Mr ABBOTT - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   It is understood that in Great Britain upon the matter of age an elector has merely to state in the claim for enrolment that he or she has attained the qualifying age.

2.   The information as to the date and place of birth which is required to be furnished by claimants for Commonwealth enrolment is a valuable aid in the maintenance of accurate rolls, in that it prevents the possibility of mistake in regard to the enrolment of persons bearing similar names, and affords protection to electors against the erroneous removal of their names on the ground of duplication in cases where two or more identical names appear on the rolls. It would be inadvisable to amend the form of claim.







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