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PART II.—QUALIFICATIONS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS;
POLLING, AND CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS GENERALLY;
PART VI.--CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES;
Part I. PRELIMINARY.
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2. This Act naar be cited as “The Elections Act of 1885."
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;
the execution of this Act;
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* Sections 3 and 4 repealed by section 2 of the Act of 1897.
$ Words " duly appointed under this Act” substituted for "appointed by him" by section 11 of the Act of 1908.
PART I. PRELIMINARI.
“ Naturalised subject "*-A person who has been naturalised in
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or who
Commonwealth intituled the Naturalization Act 1903+;
or post and telegraph office, or any person in the employment
to act under this Act as a postmaster;
treating, undue influence, bribery, and personation, as
defined by this Act;
cations constituted under the provisions of the “ Legislative
hereafter be created for the trial of election petitions.||
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
District of Queensland,
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
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
* 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.
** 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.