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Tuesday, 12 December 1905


Mr McWILLIAMS (Franklin) - I think also, that the amendment would fail in its object. It is very undesirable that a crowd of canvassers should be permitted to congregate about the entrances to polling booths, and I think that it would be preferable to prevent such persons from approaching within a certain distance. Electors should be able to record their votes without being pestered by canvassers.


Mr Groom - The difficulty is to fix a proper limit.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Mr. Groom) agreed to -

That the word " each," line 6, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word " a " ; that after the word " transfer," line 15, the words "or change" be inserted.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 48 -

Section one hundred and ninety-four of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of paragraph e the words " or (if the facts relied on in support of the petition are breaches by a candidate of the provisions of Part XIV. of this Act) within forty days after the filing by the candidate of the return of his electoral expenses."







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