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deemed to and shalli nclude and apply to all proper and reasonable fees and charges of any clerk of the peace of any county, or of any towu clerk of any city or borough, to be hereafter made or charged by him
in any year for his trouble, care, and attention in the performance of the services and duties imposed upon him by the
Act or by this Act, in addition to any money actually paid or disbursed by hiin for or in respect of any such services or duties as aforesaid.
XXXII. Whereas several of the hundreds mentioned in the third column of the said Schedule (D.), and therein assigned to Mid Lincolnshire, are situate in the parts of Lindsey, and others are situate iu the parts of Kesteven, and the liberty of Lincoln consisting of the city and the county of the city of Lincoln is situate partly in the parts of Lindsey and partly in the parts of Kesteven, and there are separate clerks of the peace for the said parts of Lindsey and Kesteven: in formning the register for the said division of Mid Lincolnshire the clerk of the peace of the parts of Lindsey shall do and perform all such duties as are by law required to be done by clerks of the peace in regard to such of the hundreds assigned to Mid Lincolnshire as aforesaid as are situate within the said parts of Lindsey, and ip regard to so much of the liberty of Lincoln aforesaid as is situate within the said parts of Lindsey; and the clerk of the peace of the parts of Kesteven shall do and perform all such duties as are by law required to be done by clerks of the peace in regard to such of the said hundreds as assigned to Mid Lincolnshire as aforesaid as are situate within the said parts of Kesteven, and in regard to so much of the liberty of Lincoln aforesaid as is situate within the said parts of Kesteven.
PLACES FOR ELECTION, AND POLLING PLACES.
XXXIII. The court for the election of members for each of the divisions mentioned in the second column of the said Schedule (D.) shall be holden at the places named for that purpose in the fourth column of the same schedule.
XXXIV. In every county the justices of the peace having jurisdiction therein or in the larger part thereof, assembled at court of general or quarter sessions,
adjournment thereof, held after the passing of this Act, may if they think convenience requires it. divide such county into polling districts, and assign to each district a polling place, in such manner as to enable each voter, so far as practicable, to have a polling place within a convenient distance of his residence; and the justices shall advertise, in sucb.
as they think fit a description of the polling districts 80 constituted by them, and the name of the polling place assigned to each district, and shall name the polling places at which the revising barristers are to hold their courts, and no revising barrister shall be obliged to hold his courts at any polling places not so
named: provided that the justices of the peace for the Isle of Ely, assembled as aforesaid, shall carry into effect the provisions of this section so far as regards the said Isle of Ely; but nothing herein contained shall affect the powers conferred by any other Act of Parliament of altering polling places or polling districts, or of cred ting additional polling places or districts :
The local authority of every borough shall if they think convenienee requires it, as soon as may be after the passing of this Act divide such borough into polling districts, and the returning officer shall in the case of a contested election provide at least one booth or room for taking the poll in each polling district; and in cases where a Parliamentary borough is constituted of two or more towns, the distance between two of which shall exceed two miles, there shall be provided a booth or room for taking the poll in each of such towns. Where any parish in a borough is divided into or forms part of
more than one polling district, the overseers shall, so far as practicable, make out the list of voters in such manner as to divide the
names in conformity with each polling district : The town clerk, as defined by the Act of the sixth Victoria, chapter
eighteen, shall cause the lists of voters for each borough to be copied, printed, arranged, and signed, and delivered in the manner directed by the said Act, so as to correspond with the division of
the borough into polling districts : A description of the polling districts made or altered in pursuance of
this Act shall be advertised by tbe local authority in such manner as they think fit, and notice of the situation, division and allotment of the polling booth or place for each district shall be given in man.
ner now required by law : The local authority shall mean in every municipal borough, and in
every borough any part of which forms a municipal borough, the town council of such borough, and in other boroughs the Justices of the peace acting for such borough, or if there be no such Justices then the Justices acting for the division of the county in which such borough or the greater part thereof is situate; and in cases where a Parliamentary borough is constituted by the combination of two or more municipal boroughs, then the local authority shall mean the town council of that municipal borough in which
the nomination takes place : The local authority may from time to time alter any districts made by
"them under this Act.
XXXVI. It shall not be 'lawful for any candidate, or any one on his behalf, at any election for any borough, except the several boroughs of East Retford, Shoreham, Cricktade, Much Wenlock, and Aylesbury, to pay any money on account of the conveyance of any voter to the poll
efther to the voter himself or to any other person ; and if any such candidate, or any person on his behalf, shall pay any money on account of the conveyance of any voter to the poll such payment shall be deemed to be an illegal payment within the meaning of “ The corrupt practices pre-vention Act, 1854.”
XXXVII. At every contested election for any county or borough, an. less some building or place belonging to the county or borough is provided for that purpose, the returning officer shall, whenever it is practicable so to do, instead of erecting a booth hire a building or room for the purpose of taking the poll:
XXXVIII. The forty-seventh and forty-eighth sections of the Act of the sixth year of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter eighteen, relating to the transmission and delivery of the book or books containing the list! of voters to the sheriff and returning officer, shall be construed as if the word " December ” were substituted in those sections for the word “ November," and the said book or books shall be register of persons entitled to vote for the county or borough to which such register relates at any election which takes place during the year commencing on the first day of January next after such register is made, and the register of electors in force at the time of the passing of this Act shall be the register in force until the first day of January One thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.
Section 35, part of Section 87, and Section 39, are repealed by the 85th and 30th Victoriæ, cap. 33.
XL. The thirty-sixth section of the Act of the second year of King William the Fourth, chapter forty-five, disqualifying persons in receipt of parochial relief from being registered as voters for a borough, shall apply to a county also, and the said section shall be construed as if the word “ county were inserted therein before the word “ City"; and the overseers of every parish shall omit from the lists made out by them of persons entitled to vote for the borough and county in which such parish is situate the names of all persons who have received parochial relief within twelve calendar months next previous to the last day of July in the year in which the list is made out.
Election in University of London. XLI. The Vice-chancellor of the university of London shall be the returning officer for such aniversity, and the writ for any election of a member to serve in Parliament for such university shall be directed to such vice-chancellor.
XLII. The vice-chancellor of the university of London shall proceed to election, in pursuance of any writ to be directed to him as hereinbefore mentioned, within six days after the receipt of such writ, giving three clear days notice of the day and place of election, exclusive of the day of proclamation and the day of election; and the vice-chancellor shall after such election certify the same, together with such writ, according to the directions thereof.
XLIII. At every contested election of a member or members to serve in Parliament for the university of London the polling shall commence at eight o'clock in the morning of the day next following the day fixed for the election, and may continue for not more than five days (Sunday Christmas Day, Ascension Duy, and Good Friday being excluded), but no poll shall be kept open later than four o'clock in the afternoon.
XLIV. At every election of a member to serve in Parliament for the aniversity of London the vice-chancellor shall appoint the polling place, and also sball have power to appoint two or more pro-vice-chancellors, any one of whom may receive the votes and decide upon all questions during the absence of such vice-chancellor; and such vice-chancellor shall have power to appoint poll clerks and other officers, by one or more of whom the votes may be entered in the poll book, or such number of poll books as may be judged necessary by such vice-chancellor; and such vicechancellor shall, not later than two o'clock in the afterroon of the next day next following the close of the poll, openly declare the state of the poll and make proclamation of the member chosen.
XLV. All the provisions of an Act passed in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth year of Her present Majesty, entitled An Act to provide that votes at elections for the universities may be recorded by means of voting papers, shall apply to every election of a member for the university of London.
XLVI. So much of the twenty-seventh and thirty-second sections of the Act of the second year of the reign of King William the fourth, chapter forty-five, and of the seventy-ninth section of the Act of the sixth year of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter eighteen, as relates to the resi. dence of electors within seven miles of any city or borough, shall be repealed in respect to electors otherwise qualified to be registered and to vote for members to serve in Parliament for the city of London : provided always, that no person shall be registered as an elector for the said city unless he shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in any year, nor be entitled to vote at any election for the said city unless he shall have ever since the last day of July in the year in wbich his name was inserted in the register theu in force have resided, and at the time of voting shall have continued to reside within the said city, or within twenty-five miles thereof or any part thereof.
XLVII. In any borough named in the Schedules (B.) and (C.) to this Act annexed, which is or includes a municipal borough, the mayor of such municipal borough shall be the returning officer, and in the other cases the returning officer shall be appointed in the same manner as if such places were included amongst the boroughs mentioned in the Schedules (C.) and (D.) of the Act of the second year of His late Majesty William
the Fourth, chapter forty-five, for which no persons are mentioned in such schedules as returning officers.
XLVIII. The following persons, that is to say, the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Eversley, the Right Honourable Russell Gurney, Sir John Thomas Buller Duckworth, Baronet, Sir Francis Crossley, Baronet, and John Walter, Esquire, of whom not less than three shall be a quorum, shall be appointed Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales, and they shall, immediately after the passing of this Act, proceed, by themselves or by assistant commissioners appointed by them, to inquire into the temporary boundaries of every borough constituted by this Act, with power to suggest such alterations therein as they may deem expedient.
They shall also inquire into the boundaries of every other borough in England and Wales, except such boroughs as are wholly disfranchised by this Act, with a view to ascertain whether the boundaries should be enlarged, so as to include within the limits of the borough all premises which ought, due regard being had to situation or other local circumstances, to be included therein for the purpose of conferring upon the occupiers thereof the parliamentary franchise for such borough.
They shall also inquire into the divisions of counties as constituted by this Act, and as to the places appointed holding courts for the election of members for such divisions, with a view to ascertain whether, having regard to the natural and legal divisions of each county, and the distribution of the population therein, any and what alterations should be made in such divisions or places.
The said commissioners shall, with all practicable despatch, report to one of Her Majesty's principal seeretaries of state upon the several matters in this section referred to them, and their report shall be laid before Parliament.
The commissioners and assistant commissioners so appointed shall give notice, by public advertisement, of their intention to visit such counties and boroughs, and shall appoint a time for receiving the state. ments of any persons who may be desirous of giving information as to the boundaries or other local circumstances of such counties and boroughs, and the said commissioners or assistant commissioners shall by personal inspection, and such other means as the commissioners shall. think necessary, possess themselves of such information as will enable. the commissioners to make such report as herein mentioned.
XLIX. Any person, either directly or indirectly, corruptly paying any rate on behalf of any ratepayer for tbe purpose of enabling him to be registered us a voter, thereby to influence his vote at any future election, and any candidate or other person, either directly or indirectly, paying any rate on behalf of any voter for the purpose of inducing him to vote or refrain from voting, shall be guilty of bribery, and be punishable accordiugly; and any person on whose behalf and with whose privity any such payment as in this section is mentioned is made shall also be guilty of bribery, and punisbable accordingly.
L. No returning officer for any county or borough, nor his deputy, por any partner or clerk of either of them, shall act as agent for any candidate in the management or conduct of his election as a member të