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Form of Nomination Paper in Parliamentary Election. We, the undersigned A.B. of
in the of and C.D. of
of being electors for the
dó hereby nominate the following person as a proper person to serve as member for the said
in Parliament :
WILLIAM DAVID - | High Elm, Wilts, Esquire.
C.D. We, the undersigned, being registered electors of the do hereby assent to the nomination of the above-mentioned John Brown as a proper person to serve as member for the said in Parliament.
(Signed) E.F. of
S.T. of Vote.—Where a candidate is an Irish peer, or is commonly known by some title, he may be described by his title as if it were his
Directions as to printing Ballot Paper. Nothing is to be printed on the ballot paper except in accordance with this schedule.
The surname of each candidate, and if there are two or more candidates of the same surname, also the other names of such candidates, shall be printed in large characters, as shown in the form, and the names, addresses, and descriptions, and the number on the back of the paper, shall be printed in small characters.
Form of Directions for the Guidance of the Voters in voting, which shall be
printed in conspicuous Characters, and placarded outside every Polling
Station and in every Compartment of every Polling Station. The voter may vote for
candidate The voter will go into one of the compartments, and, with the pencil provided in the compartment, place a cross on the right-hand side, opposite the name of each candidate for whom he votes, thus, X
The voter will then fold up the ballot paper so as to show the official mark on the back, and leaving the compartment will, without showing the front of the paper to any person, show the official mark on the back to the presiding officer, and then, in the presence of the presiding officer, put the paper into the ballot box, and forthwith quit the polling station.
If the voter inadvertently spoils a ballot paper, he can return it to the officer, who will, if satisfied of such inadvertence, give him another paper. If the voter votes for more than
candidate , or places any mark on the paper by which he may be afterwards identified, his bailot paper will be void, and will not be counted.
If the voter takes a ballot paper out of the polling station, or deposits in the ballot box any other paper than the one given him by the officer, he will be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be subject to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months, with or without hard labour.
Note.—These directions shall be illustrated by examples of the ballot paper.
Form of Statutory Declaration of Secrecy. I solemnly promise and declare, That I will not at this election for
do anything forbidden by section four of The Ballot Act, 1872, which has been read to me.
Note.—The section must be read to the declarant by the person taking the declaration.
Form of Declaration of inability to read. I, A.B., of
being numbered Register of Voters for the county (or borough] of do hereby declare that I am unable to read.
A.B. day of
I, the undersigned, being the presiding officer for the polling station for the county (or borough) of
do hereby certify, that the above declaration, having been first read to the above.named A.B., was signed by him in my presence with his mark.
THIRD SCHEDULE. Provisions of Registration Acts referred to in part III. of the foregoing
As to England. 6th & 7th Victoriæ, cap. 18. An Act to amend the law for the registra.
tion of persons entitled to vote, and to define certain rights of voting, and to regulate certain proceedings in the elections of members to serve in Parliament for England and Wales. Sections eighty-five to eighty-nine, both inclusive.
As to Ireland. 13th & 14th Victoriæ, cap. 69. An Act to amend the laws which
regulate the qualification and registration of parliamentary voters in Ireland, and to alter the law for rating immediate lessors of premises to the poor rate in certain boroughs. Sections ninety-two to ninety-six, boih inclusive.
Acts relating to England. NOTE.—This schedule, so far as respects Acts prior to the tenth year of
the reign of George the Third, refers to the edition prepared under the direction of the Lord Chancellor, intituled “ The Statutes,
Revised Edition." A description or citation of a portion of an Act is inclusive of the words,
section, or other part first or last mentioned, or otherwise referred to as forming the beginning or as forming the end of the portion
comprised in the description or citation. Portions of Acts which have already been specifically repealed, are in
some instances included in the repeal in this schedule, in order to preclude henceforth the necessity of looking back to previous Acts.
The portions of the Ballot Act not inserted relate to Municipal elections.
PERSONS INELIGIBLE BE MEMBERS. INFANTS. -No person, under twenty-one years of age, is capable of being elected ; and if any such minor shall presume to sit or vote in Parliament, he shall incur such penalties and forfeitures as if he had presumed to sit and vote without being chosen or returned. 7th and 8th William III., cap. 25.
Aliens, by the law of Parliament, are incapable of being Members, and are excluded by a vote of the House.
Act 12th and 13th William III., cap. 2. No person born out of England, Scotland, or Ireland, or the dominions thereunto belonging, is capable of being a Member of either House. This does not apply to persons born of English, Scotch, or Irish parents. Aliens naturalized are ineligible. 7th and 8th Victoriæ, cap. 66.
Peers, English and Scotch ; also Irish Representative Peers.
Judges of the Superior Courts ; County Court Judges. 10th and 11th Victoriæ, cap. 102, s. 18.
Sheriffs, Mayors, and Bailiffs of Boroughs, for their respective jurisdictions, as being returning officers.
RECORDERS for boroughs where they have jurisdiction. 5th and 6th William IV., cap. 76.
REVISING BARRISTERS, for eighteen months after revision of the lists for any county, city, or borough for which they were appointed. 6th Victoriæ, cap. 18, s. 28.
CLERGY, Priests, and Deacons; Ministers of the Scotch Church, 41 George III., cap. 63; Persons in Holy Orders of the Church of Rome, 10 George IV., cap. 7, s. 9.
TRAITORS, and felons; and outlaws in criminal prosecutions, but not in civil suits.
Idiots and Lunatics.
BANKRUPTS.-Act 32nd and 33rd Vict , cap. 83. It is provided that, if a person having privilege of Parliament commits an act of bankruptcy, he may be dealt with under the Act as if he had not such privilege. Upon a member becoming bankrupt, he shall be, and remain during one year incapable of sitting and voting, unless within that time the creditors are fully paid or satisfied. If within the period mentioned the debts are not fully paid and satisfied, the Court is to certify the same to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and a writ is to be issued for the election of a new member.
Excise And Customs.— Act 11th and 12th William III., cap. 2, s. 15, 152.
No member of Parliament shall be a commissioner or farmer of the excise on beer, ale, or other liquors, or a commissioner of appeals, or comptroller, or auditor of the duty of excise; and such person, if elected, is declared incapable of sitting in the House of Commons.
Act 12th and 13th William 111., cap. 10, ss. 89, 90. No member to be a commissioner or farmer of the customs; and persons executing such offices shall be incapable of sitting.
Act 15th George II., cap. 22, s. 1. No commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, or of the Navy or Victualling Office, or any deputies or clerks in any of the said offices, or in any of the following offices, viz. the Lord