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SCHEDULE (E.) City (or Borough of] Take notice that you will not be entitled to have your name inserted in the list of voters for this City (or Borough] now about to be made in respect of the premises in your occupation in [street or place] unless you pay on or before the Twentieth day of July next all the Poor Rates which have become due from you in respect of such premises, up to the Fifth day of January last, amounting to £. and if you omit to make such payment you will be incapable of being on the next register of voters for this City (or Borough). Dated the
day of June, 18
Form No. 1.
Claim of Lodger. Borough of To the Overseers of the Parish of I hereby claim to be inserted in the list of voters in respect of the occupation of the undermentioned lodgings, and the particulare of my qualification are stated in the columns below.
Christian Name and Surname at full length.
Description of Name,
House in which Description, and Description of Lodgings situate, Residence of Lodging. with Number, Landlord or other
if any, and Person to Name of Street. whom Rent paid
I, the above-named
hereby declare that I have been during the twelve months immediately preceding the last day of July in this year, the occupier as sole tenant of the above-mentioned lodgings, and that I have resided therein during the twelve months immediately preceding the said last day of July, and that such lodgings are of a clear yearly value, if let unfurnished, of ten pounds or upwards. Dated the
day of Signature of Claimant Witness to the signature of the said
And I certify my belief in the
accuracy of the above claim.
Name of Witness
This claim must bear date the First day of August, or some day subsequent thereto, and must be delivered to the Overseers after the last day of July, and on or before the Twenty-fifth day of August.
Form No. 2. List of Claimants in respect of Lodgings to be published by the Overseers.
The following persons claim to have their names inserted in the list of persons entitled to vote in the election of a member (or members] for the City (or Borough] of
Christian Name and Surname of each Claimant at full length.
Description of Name,
House in which Description, and Description of Lodgings situate, Residence of Lodgings. with Number, Landlord or other
if any, and Person to Name of Street. whom Rent paid
Offices of Profit referred to in this Act. Lord High Treasurer; Commissioner for executing the Offices of Treasurer of the Exchequer of Great Britain and Lord High Treasurer of Ireland ; President of the Privy Council; Vice-President of the Com. mittee of Council for Education: Comptroller of Her Majesty's Household; Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household ; Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household; Equerry or Groom in Waiting on Her Majesty; Any Principal Secretary of State; Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer; Paymaster General; Postmaster General; Lord High Admiral ; Commissioner for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral; Commissioner of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings; President of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Plantations ; Chief Secretary for Ireland ; Commissioner for Adminis. tering the Laws for the Relief of the Poor in England; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Judge Advocate General; Attorney General for England; Solicitor General for England; Lord Advocate for Scotland; Solicitor General for Scotland ; Attorney General for Ireland; Solicitor General for Ireland.
31 & 32 VICT. c. 46.
Amendment of the Representation of the People Act, 1867. XVII. Whereas by the first enactment contained in the thirtieth section of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, it is enacted, that the “ overseers of every parish or township shall make out or cause to be "made out a list of all persons on whom a right to vote for a county in
respect of the occupation of premises is conferred by this Act, in the
same manner and subject to the same regulations, as nearly as circum“ stances admit, in and subject to, which the overseers of parishes and “ Townsbips in Boroughs are required by the registration Acts to make “out or cause to be made out a list of all persons entitled to vote for a “ member or members for a borough in respect of the occupation of “ premises of a clear yearly value of not less than ten pounds :" And whereas by the fifty-ninth section of the same Act it is further provided that the said Representation of the People Act, 1867, so far as is consistent with the tenor thereof, shall be construed as one with the registration Acts: And whereas doubts are entertained, notwithstanding the said provisions, whether the fifteenth section of the principal Act, relating to the claims of persons omitted from borough lists of voters, or desirous of being registered in respect of a different qualification from that appearing in such lists, does or does not apply with the necessary variations to the rectification of the lists of county voters to be made in pursuance of the said enactment: It is hereby declared, that the said fifteenth section of the principal Act shall apply to the list of persons on whom a right to vote for a county in respect of the occupation of premises is conferred by the Representation of the People Act, 1867 in the same manner as if the list of voters in the said fifteenth section referred to were the list of voters made in pursuance of the enactment contained in the thirtieth section of the Representation of the People Act instead of the list of voters for a city or borough as specified in the said fif enth section.
XVIII. Where a municipal borough forms part of a parliamentary borough the town clerk of such municipal borough shall be deemed to be the town clerk within the meaning of the thirty-fourth section of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, and the Acts relating to registration.
The local authority within the meaning of the same section, in boroughs where the town council is not the local authority, shall be the Justices of the Peace of the Petty Sessional Division in which such borough is situate, or if such borough be situate in or comprise more than one Petty Sessional Division then the Justices in general or quarter sessions having Jurisdiction over such Borough or the greater part thereof in area.
The power of dividing their county into polling districts, and assigning to each district a polling place, vested in the Justices of the Peace by the said thirty-fourth section of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, may be exercised by such Justices from time to time and as often as they think fit; and the said power of dividing a county into polling districts shall be deemed to include the power of altering any polling district or polling districts.
XIX. In the lists and register of voters for a county the names of the persons iu any parish or township ou whom a right to vote for a county in respect of the occupation of premises in such parish or townsbip is conferred by the Representation of the People Act, 1867, shall appear in a separate list after the list of voters in such parisb or township otherwise qualified, and such separate list shall be deemed to be part of the lists of county voters of such parish or township, and shall be annually made anew by the overseers of such parish or township, subject to this proviso, that the revising barrister shall erase from the separate list of such occupiers as aforesaid all persons who appear to him from the accompanying lists to be entitled to vote in the saine polling district in respect of some other qualification to which no objection is made, except in cases where any person whose name is about to be erased object to the erasure, in which case such person shall be deemed to have given due notice of his claim to have his name inserted in the list of occupiers, and shall be dealt with accordingly.
XX. Notwithstanding anything contained in the thirtieth section vi the Representation of the People Act, 1867, and the thirty-eighth section of the principal Act therein referred to, the names of the persons in any parish or township on whom a right to vote for a member or members to serve for any borough in respect of the occupation of lodgings is conferred by the Representation of the People Act, 1867 shall, in lists and registers of voters for such boroughs, appear in a separate list.
XXI. Section fifty-seven of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, with respect to the county palatine of Luncuster, and the issue, direction, and transmission of writs for the election of members to serve in parlia. ment for any division of the said county or for any borough situate therein, shall be construed to extend to and include the county palatine of Durham.
XXII. Where any parish in a county, city or borough forms part of more than one polling district the part of such parish situate in each polling district shall be deemed to be a separate parish for the urposes of the revision of voters and the lists and register of voters, and may be designated by some distinguishing addition in the list of voters for such part of a parish.
XXIII. Whereas it is expedient to provide a summary remedy for the recovery by town clerks and returning officers of sums of money due to them in respect of expenses incurred in pursuance of the Registration Acts, be it enacted, that if the overseers of any parish or township refuse or neglect to pay to the town clerk or returning officer of any borough, out of the first monies to be collected for the relief of the poor, any con. tribution or sum required to be paid to him by the fifty-fifth section of the principal Act, or any Act amending the same or any part of such contribution or sum, it shall be lawful for any Justice of the peace for the county or place within which such parish or township is wholly or in part situate, upon information and complaint in writing, and after seven days notice in writing to be served upon such overseers or one of them, by warrant under his hand to levy such sontributiou or sum by distress and sale of she goods of the offender or offenders, together with
all costs occasioned by the making of such complaint, service of such summons and the obtaining and executing such warrant.
XXIV. The third section of the said Act of the session of the fifth and sixth years of King William the Fourth, chapter 36, shall be repealed, and instead thereof be it enacted, "that the polling booths at each “ polling place shall be so divided and arranged in compartments by the • Sheriff or other returning officer that not more than five hundred “ electors shall be alloted to poll in each compartment.
XXV. Where a borough is situated partly in one circuit and partly in another, the Judge of the circuit in which the greater part in extent of such borough is situate shall appoint įthe revising barrister for such borough.
XXVl. If, in pursuance of any Act passed during the last or present session of parliament any alteration is made affecting the divisions of any county the clerk of the peace of such county or the revising barrister shall amend any copies of registers, lists, claiins, or objections submitted to him in such manner as to make the same conformable to the alterations so made by Act of parliament.
If the Justices of the peace in any county have by any order of session made before such Act was passed divided such county ivto polling districts, and assigned to each district a polling place, and named the polling places at which the revising barristers are to hold their courts, such oruer shall be as valid to all intents and purposes as if it had been mude after the passiug of such Act.
XXVII. From aud after the passing of this Act a returning officer shall be annually appointed for the borouyb of Thirsk in the mamer provided by the eleventh section of the Act of t..e second year of the reigu of his late Majesty King Willium the Fourth, chapter forty-five, in the case of the boroughs menuioned in schedules C. aud 1. annexed to the said Act, for which no persons are mentioned in such schedules as returning utficers and the person so appointed shall perform all the uuties and be entitled to the remuueration wuch a returning officer is, by the registration Act:, required to perform and is entitled to in boroughs where there is no town clerk.
XXVIII. The overseers of every parish or township shall produce to the barrister appointed to revise the lists of voters of any county, whilst bulding his court for revising the lists relacng to their parish or tuwaship, all rates made for the relief of the poor of their parish or town. ship betweeu the fifth day of January in the year then last past and the last day of July in the then present year; and ung overseer wiifully refusing or neglectiug to produce any such rates shall be deemed wmully guilty of a breach of duty in tue execution of the principal Air, and be punishable accordingly.
XXIX. The barrister appointed to revise the lists of voters of any county, whilst holding his court for revising the lists relating to a parish or township, may require any overseer or overseers of a past year, or other person having the custody of any poor rate of the then current or any past year, or any relieving officer, to attend before him any such court and they shall attend accordingly and answer all such questions as