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15. Corrupt withdrawal from a candidature
16. Certain expenditure to be illegal payment
17. Ce tain employment to be illegal
18. Name and address of printer on placards
19. Saving for creditors
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Use of committee room in house for sale of intoxicating
liquor or refreshment, or in elementary school, to be
157 21. Punishment of illegal payment, employment, or hiring
160 Excuse and Exception for Corrupt or Illegal Practice, or Illegal
Payment, Employment, or Hiring. 22. Report exonerating candidate in certain cases of corrupt and illegal practice by agents
161 23. Power of High Court and Election Court to except innocent act from being illegal practice, &c.
Election Expenses. 24. Nomination of election agent
165 25. Nomination of deputy election agent as sub-agent 26. Office of election agent and sub-agent
172 27. Making of contracts through election agent
173 28. Payment of expenses through election agent
176 29. Period for sending in claims and making payments for election expenses
179 30. Reference to taxation of claim against candidates
183 31. Personal expenses of candidate and petty expenses
ib. 32. Remuneration of election agent and returning officer's expenses
186 33. Return and declaration respecting election expenses
189 34. Authorised excuse for non-compliance with provisions as to return and declaration respecting election expenses
196 35. Publication of summary of return of election expenses
199 Disqualification of Electors. 36. Prohibition of persons guilty of corrupt or illegal practices, &c., from voting ...
200 37. Prohibition of disqualified persons from voting
201 38. Hearing of person before he is reported guilty of corrupt
or illegal practice, and incapacity of person reported
203 39. List in register of voters of persons incapacitated for voting by corrupt or illegal practices
216 Proceedings on Election Petition. 40. Time for presentation of election petitions alleging illegal practice
226 41. Withdrawal of election petition
42. Continuation of trial of election petition
election petition, and prosecution by him of offenders... 239 44. Power to Election Court to order payment by county or borough or individual of costs of election petition 246
Miscellaneous. 45. Inquiry by Director of public prosecutions into alleged corrupt or illegal practices...
256 46. Removal of incapacity, on proof that it was procured by perjury
257 47. Amendment of law as to polling districts and polling places ...
258 48. Conveyance of voters by sea in certain cases
261 49. Election Commissioners not to inquire into elections before the passing of this Act
262 Legal Proceedings. 50. Trial in Central Criminal Court of indictment for corrupt practice at instance of Attorney-General
263 51. Limitation of time for prosecution of offence
265 52. Persons charged with corrupt practice may be found guilty of illegal practice ...
266 53. Application of enactments of 17 & 18 Vic. c. 102 and
26 & 27 Vic. c. 29, relating to prosecutions for bribery ib. 54. Prosecution on summary conviction, and appeal to quarter sessions
271 55. Application of Summary Jurisdiction and Indictable
Offences Acts to proceedings before Election Courts ... 272 56. Exercise of jurisdiction of High Court, and making of rules of Court
273 57. Director of public prosecutions, and expenses of prosecutions
274 58. Recovery of costs payable by county or borough or by person...
275 Supplemental Provisions, Definitions, Savings, and Repeal. 59. Obligation of witness to answer, and certificate of indemnity
276 60. Submission of report of Election Court or Commissioners to Attorney-General
281 61. Breach of duty by officer
284 286 292 ib. 293
Application of Act to Scotland. 68. Application of Act to Scotland
Application of Act to Ireland. 69. Application of Act to Ireland
CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES
PREVENTION ACT, 1883.
The urgent necessity of a measure for repressing actual corruption, and curtailing the unnecessary and extravagant expenditure at Parliamentary Elections, has been, ever since the General Election of 1880, so generally admitted, that the principle of the present Act was never seriously opposed during its passage through Parliament. As the Attorney-General said on the second reading of the Bill, “When the summer and autumn of 1880 had closed, when the country knew there had been electoral corruption, which seemed to increase as the constituencies grew in size, when it was found that that corruption had been applied to that portion of the constituencies not long existent-he meant those men who had been lately enfranchised, and whose poverty rendered them an easy object to those who wished to corrupt—there was general feeling that some steps must be taken by the