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ELECTIONS.

ELECTIONS Acts, 1885 to 1908.

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Elections Act of 1885 ... : ... 49 Vic. No. 13

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Elections Act of 1885 Amendment Act

of 1886 ...

50 Vic, No. 3

Elections Act of 1892

56 Vic. No. 7

Elections Act of 1897

... 61 Vic. No. 26 ... 68er...

Elections Acts Amendment Act of 18.98 62 Vic. No. 14 ... 681. ...

Elections Acts Amendment Act of 1905 5 Edw. VII, No. 1...

Elections Acts Amendment Act of 1908 8 Edw. VII. No. 5... 682

COMMONWEALTH.

Parliament of the Commonwealth Elec-

tions Act and the Elections Acts

1885 to 1898 Amendment Act of

1900. ... ...

... 64 Vic. No. 25 ... 683

Election of Senators Act of 1903 ... 3 Edw. VII. No. 6... 687

ELECTORAL DISTRICTS.

Electoral Districts Act of 1910 ... 1 Geo. V. No. 3 ... 687

ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL.

Elections Tribunal Act of 1886 ... 50 Vic. No. 7 ... 692

THE ELECTIONS ACTS, 1885 TO 1908.

An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Laws relating to 49 Vic. No. 13.

Parliamentary Elections and to make better Provision

for Preventing Corrupt Practices at such Elections.

[ASSENTED TO 19TH OCTOBER, 1885.]

IDE it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with

D the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative

Assembly of Queensland in Parliament assembled, and by the authority

of the same, as follows :-

Part 1.—PRELIMINARY.

1. This Act is divided into Parts as follows:

Part I.-PRELIMINARY ;

PART II.—QUALIFICATIONS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS;
Part III.—PREPARATION OF ELECTORAL ROLLS;
Part IV.-RETURNING AND PRESIDING OFFICERS—NOMINATION,

POLLING, AND CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS GENERALLY;

PART V.-DECLARATION OF THE RESULTS AND THE RETURN OF WRITS

OF ELECTION;

PART VI.--CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES;
PART VII.--SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS.

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Part I. PRELIMINARY.

Consolidated Act.

49 Vic. No. 13,

Short title.

Interpretation clause.

2. This Act naar be cited as The Elections Act of 1885."
3 and 4.* *

5. In the interpretation of this Act the following terms shall, unless the contexto otherwise indicates, have the meanings set against them respectively, that is to say

**** Assembly”—The Legislative Assembly of Queensland;

“Speaker”—The Speaker of the Assembly for the time being;
“Minister”—The Home Secretary or other Minister charged with

the execution of this Act;
“ Election ”—The election of a member of the Assembly;
“ Electoral District,” or “ District”-An electoral district

appointed by law to return a member or members to the Assembly: The term “ District” includes where necessary

an electoral division of a district; “Court”-A Registration Court hereby constituted; “Claim ”-A notice by a person claiming to have his name

inserted in an electoral roll; “ List”-An unrevised list of persons appearing to be entitled to

vote, compiled under the provisions of this Act; “Roll ”—The electoral roll of electors entitled to vote at the

election of a member of the Assembly for the district in

question; " Elector”-A person named as such in a roll; t“ Principal Electoral Registrar ”—The person appointed to per

form the duties imposed on the Principal Electoral Registrar by this Act: The term whenever necessary includes his

deputy; “ Electoral Registrar”—The person appointed to perform in the

district, or division of the district, the duties imposed on

electoral registrars by this Act; “Returning Officer”—The Returning Officer or Deputy Returning

Officer appointed for the electoral district, by the Governor

in Council; “Presiding Officer”—The returning officer or other person Sduly

appointed under this Act to preside and take the poll at any polling-place within the electoral district, or the sub

stitute duly appointed of either; “Poll Clerk ”—The officer appointed by the returning officer to

assist himself or the presiding officer in taking the poll at

any polling-place; “Scrutineer "--The person appointed by a candidate to act as

scrutineer on his behalf at any polling-place during the

election at which he is a candidate; “Natural born subject "-A person born in Her Majesty's

dominions, or whose parents or either of them were or was so born;

* Sections 3 and 4 repealed by section 2 of the Act of 1897.
+ Definition inserted by section 2 of the Act of 1898.
# Words added to definition by section 4 of the Act of 1905.

$ Words " duly appointed under this Act” substituted for "appointed by him" by section 11 of the Act of 1908.

PART I. PRELIMINARI.

1885.

Consolidated Act.

“ Naturalised subject "*-A person who has been naturalised in

the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or who
is or is deemed to be naturalised under the Act of the

Commonwealth intituled the Naturalization Act 1903+;
I“ Postmaster”—The officer or person in charge of a post office

or post and telegraph office, or any person in the employment
of the Commonwealth authorised by the Postmaster-General

to act under this Act as a postmaster;
“ Corrupt practice” — Any of the following offences — namely,

treating, undue influence, bribery, and personation, as

defined by this Act;
“ Elections Tribunal ”—The Committee of Elections and Qualifi-

cations constituted under the provisions of the Legislative
Assembly Act of 1867,"S or such other Tribunal as may

hereafter be created for the trial of election petitions.||
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PART II.-
QUALIFICA-

TIONS AND
DISQUALIFICA.

TIONS OP ELECTORS.

entitled to vote.

PART II.-QUALIFICATIONS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS.

Qualifications of Electors. 6.ft Subject to the disqualifications hereafter set out, all persons not Persons under twenty-one years of age whether male or female married or unmarried

(a) Who have resided in Queensland for twelve months con

tinuously, and
(6) Who are natural born or naturalised subjects of the King, and
(C) Whose names are on the Electoral Roll for an Electoral

District of Queensland,
shall be entitled to vote at the election of Members of the Assembly for
such Electoral District :

Provided that any elector qualified by residence as aforesaid in an Electoral District, who

(a) Has a freehold 'estate in possession situated in another

Electoral District of the clear value of one hundred pounds
sterling money above all charges in any way affecting the
same; or
Has a leasehold estate in possession situated in another
Electoral District of the annual value of twenty pounds
sterling money per annum which at the time of making the
application as hereinafter provided has not less than eighteen

months to run; may make application in writing to the electoral registrar of the District in which such estate is situated that the name of such elector shall be transferred from the roll for the District in which he resides to the roll

(6)

* Definition repealed and new definition substituted by section 3 of the Act of 1897, and that definition repealed and new definition inserted by section 4 of the Act of 1905.

† No. 11 of 1903.
1 Definition inserted by section 4 of the Act of 1905.
$31 Vic. No. 21, title Constitution.
| See now " The Elections Tribunal Act of 1886," infra, this title.

** Definition of " Local Authority," inserted by section 2 of the Act of 1898, repealed by section 4 of the Act of 1905.

# Section repealed and new section substituted by section 9 (1) of the Act of 1905.

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