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Thursday, 2 August 1906
Page: 2242

Mr BROWN - I wish to ask the Minister of Home Affairs- -

1.   Has his attention been called to the fact that a great deal of confusion exists, and that considerable disfranchisement obtained at the last general elections by reason of electors being allocated to polling places other than those at which they are accustomed to vote in State elections ?

2.   Whether he caused instructions to be sent to the police in New South Wales to rectify these anomalies as far as possible by allocating electors to their proper polling places?

Mr GROOM - Instructions were given to the police several months ago, in anticipation of the redistribution of seats in New South Wales, and, in fact, in all the

States concerned, to carefully allocate theelectors to their proper polling places. In addition to that, the Department are having prepared! maps of each electorate, which will indicate exactly, the position of the various polling places. These mapswill be exhibited to afford electors every opportunity before the general election tohave their names placed upon the rc.Usfor the polling places at which they desire to record their votes.

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