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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Definitions - Woordbepaling
 Application of act - Toepassing...
 Franchise - Stemreg
 Registration of voters - Registrasie...
 Conduct of elections - Voer van...
 Election expenses - Verkiesing...
 Corrupt and illegal practices and...
 Election petitions - Verkiesin...
 Miscellaneous and general - Gemengde...














Group Title: Electoral consolidation act, 1946. Afrikaans and English
Title: The Electoral Consolidation Act, 1946 (act no. 46 of 1946)
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Title: The Electoral Consolidation Act, 1946 (act no. 46 of 1946) as amended by the Electoral Law Amendment act, 1948 and by the Electoral Laws Amendment Act, 1952 = die Wet tot Konsolidasie van die Kieswette (wet no. 46 van 1946) : soos gewysig by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswet, 1948 en by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswette, 1952
Uniform Title: Electoral Consolidation Act, 1946. Afrikaans and English
Alternate Title: Wet tot Konsolidasie van die Kieswette
Physical Description: 175 p. : ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: South Africa
Publisher: Staatsdrukker
Place of Publication: Pretoria
Publication Date: 1952
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Subject: Election law -- South Africa   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Language: English and Afrikaans on facing pages.
Statement of Responsibility: Union of South Africa.
General Note: "G.P.-S.11376-1952-3--3,100."
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Page 1
    Table of Contents
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Definitions - Woordbepaling
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Application of act - Toepassing van wet
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Franchise - Stemreg
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Registration of voters - Registrasie van kiesers
        Page 20
        Page 21
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        Page 23
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        Page 25
        Page 26
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        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
    Conduct of elections - Voer van verkiesings
        Page 48
        Preliminary arrangements
            Page 48
            Page 49
            Page 50
            Page 51
            Page 52
            Page 53
            Page 54
            Page 55
        Absent voters - Afwesige kiesers
            Page 56
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        Voting at polling stations - Uitbring van stemme by stemburo's
            Page 74
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        Determination of result of election - Vasstelling van uitslag van verkiesing
            Page 84
            Page 85
            Page 86
            Page 87
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        Offences in connection with the conduct of elections - Misdrywe in verband met voer van verkiesings
            Page 94
            Page 95
            Page 96
            Page 97
    Election expenses - Verkiesingskoste
        Page 98
        Page 99
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        Page 114
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    Corrupt and illegal practices and other offences relating to elections - Korrupte en onwettige bedrywighede en ander misdrywe in verband met verkiesings
        Page 116
        Corrupt practices
            Page 116
            Page 117
            Page 118
            Page 119
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        Illegal practices - Onwettige bedrywighede
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        Further consequences of currupt practices and illegal practices and exemptions from such consequences - Verdere gevolge van korrupte en onwettige bedrywighede en vrystelling van sulke gevolge
            Page 130
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        Other offences
            Page 134
        Miscellaneous matters in connection with corrupt and illegal practices and other offences
            Page 134
            Page 135
    Election petitions - Verkiesingspetisies
        Page 136
        Presentation and service
            Page 136
            Page 137
            Page 138
            Page 139
        Procedure - Prosedure
            Page 140
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        Witnesses - Getuies
            Page 146
            Page 147
        Withdrawal and abatement - Terugtrekking en verval
            Page 148
            Page 149
        Costs - Koste
            Page 150
            Page 151
    Miscellaneous and general - Gemengde en algemene bepalings
        Page 152
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U. OFF. LIBRARIES


UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA

THE ELECTORAL CONSOLI-
DATION ACT, 1946
(Act No. 46 of 1946)
as amended by
The Electoral Law Amendment Act, 1948 (Act No. 50 of1948),
and by the Electoral Laws Amendment Act, 1952
(Act No. 55 of 1952).
i Price 7/-
THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, PRETORIA




UNIE VAN SUID-AFRIKA

DIE WET TOT KONSOLIDASIE
VAN DIE KIESWETTE
(Wet No. 46 van 1946)
soos gewysig by
Die Wysigingswet op die Kieswet, 1948 (Wet No. 50 van 1948),
en by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswette, 1952
(Wet No. 55 van 1952).
Prys 7/-
DIE STAATSDRUKKER. PRETORIA
G.P.-S.11376-1952-3-3,100
xf.











UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA


THE ELECTORAL CONSOLI-
DATION ACT, 1946
(Act No. 46 of 1946)
as amended by
The Electoral Law Amendment Act, 1948 (Act No. 50 of 1948),
and by the Electoral Laws Amendment Act, 1952
(Act No. 55 of 1952).
THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, PRETORIA





UNIE VAN SUID-AFRIKA


DIE WET TOT KONSOLIDASIE
VAN DIE KIESWETTE
(Wet No. 46 van 1946)
soos gewysig by
Die Wysigingswet op die Kieswet, 1948 (Wet No. 50 van 1948),
en by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswette, 1952
(Wet No. 55 van 1952).

DIE STAATSDRUKKER, PRETORIA
G.P.-S.11376-1952-3-3,100








ACT C-


ACT \cis2


To consolidate the laws relating to the franchise, registration of voters and
elections of members of the House of Assembly and of provincial councils,
as amended by the Electoral Law Amendment Act, 1948 (Act No. 50
of 1948), and by the Electoral Laws Amendment Act, 1952 (Act No.
55 of 1952).


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

Definitions............. ................................
Application of Act .....................................


CHAPTER I:
CHAPTER II:
CHAPTER III:







CHAPTER IV:
CHAPTER V:











CHAPTER VI:


Franchise ..............................
Registration of Voters ....................
Conduct of Elections:-
Preliminary Arrangements ..............
Absent Voters ....................
Voting at Polling Stations ..............
Determination of Result of Election....
Offences in connection with the Conduct
of Elections ......................
Election Expenses...... ................
Corrupt and Illegal Practices and other
Offences relating to Elections:-
Corrupt Practices.....................
Illegal Practices ................... ....
Further Consequences of Corrupt Practices
and Illegal Practices and Exemptions
from such Consequences .............
Other Offences .....................
Miscellaneous Matters in connection with
Corrupt and Illegal Practices and other
Offences...........................
Election Petitions:-
Presentation and Service ...............
Procedure.............................
Witnesses.........................
Withdrawal and Abatement ............
Costs................................
Jurisdiction and Rules .................


CHAPTER VII: Miscellaneous and General...............


Section.
1
2
3-6
7-33

34-41
42-71
72-81
82-91

92-96
97-111


112-117
118-130


131-133
134-135


136-140


141-145
146-150
151-155
156-162
163-165
166-168
169-188










WET

Tot samevatting van die wetsbepalings betreffende stemreg, registrasie van
kiesers en verkiesings van lede van die Volksraad en van provinsiale
rade, soos gewysig by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswet, 1948 (Wet No.
50 van 1948), en by die Wysigingswet op die Kieswette, 1952 (Wet No.
55 van 1952)..


INDELING VAN ARTIKELS.

Woordbepaling..........................................
Toepassing van Wet....................................
HOOFSTUK I: Stemreg ............................


HOOFSTUK II:
HOOFSTUK III:


HOOFSTUK IV:
HOOFSTUK V:












HOOFSTUK VI:


Registrasie van Kiesers .................
Voer van Verkiesings:-
Voorafgaande reelings................
'Afwesige Kiesers....................
Uitbring van Stemme by Stemburo's..
Vasstelling van Uitslag van Verkiesing
Misdrywe in verband met Voer van
Verkiesings ......................
Verkiesingskoste.....................
Korrupte en Onwettige Bedrywighede en
ander Misdrywe in verband met
Verkiesings:-
Korrupte Bedrywighede..............
Onwettige Bedrywighede.............
Verdere Gevolge van Korrupte en On-
wettige Bedrywighede en Vrystelling
van sulke Gevolge.................
Ander Misdrywe...................
Gemengde Bepalings in verband met
Korrupte en Onwettige Bedrywighede
en ander Misdrywe ...............
Verkiesingspetisies:-
Voorlegging en Diening...............
Prosedure...........................
Getuies................. .........
Terugtrekking en Verval..............
Koste..............................
Jurisdiksie en Reals..................


HOOFSTUK VII: Gemengde en Algemene Bepalings.....


Artikel.
1
2
3-6
7-33

34-41
42-71
72-81
82-91

92-96
97-111



112-117
118-130


131-133
134-135


136-140

141-145
146-150
151-155
156-162
163-165
166-168
169-188








BE IT ENACTED by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate
and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa as
follows: -
1. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates-
"absent voter" means any person who has made or is desirous of
making an application under section forty-three;
"administrator" means the administrator of the province for the
provincial council whereof an election has been, is or is to be
held;
"application means an application for registration;
"ballot paper envelope means an envelope referred to in paragraph
(d) of sub-section (1) of section fifty-three;
"chief electoral officer" means the chief electoral officer appointed
under paragraph (a) of section seven;
"committee room does not include any house, room or premises
occupied by a candidate at an election as a dwelling, by reason
only of the candidate transacting therein or thereon business
with his agents in relation to that election; or any house, room
or premises by reason only of the candidate or any agent of
the candidate addressing therein or thereon voters, committee
men or others;
"competent witness" means a person whose name appears on a
list which at the time when he acts as a witness, is a valid
voters' list;
"covering envelope" means an envelope referred to in paragraph
(c) of section fifty-three;
"declaration ballot paper" means a ballot paper referred to in
sub-section (5) of section seventy-four;
"declaration ballot paper envelope" means a blank envelope
referred to in sub-section (5) of section seventy-four;
"declaration envelope means an envelope referred to in sub-section
(4) of section seventy-four, in which an envelope containing a
marked declaration ballot paper is placed;
"declaration respecting election expenses" means, a declaration
referred to in sub-section (2) of section one hundred and six,
and includes a declaration referred to in sub-section (4) of the
said section;
"declaration votes list" means a list referred to in sub-section (6)
of section seventy-four;
"division" means an electoral division as delimited from time to
time in accordance with sections thirty-eight to and including
forty-three of the South Africa Act, 1909, and in the case of
elections of members of a provincial council, an electoral
division as delimited in accordance with section seventy-one of
the said Act;
"election" means an election of a member of the House of
Assembly or of a provincial council;








DIT WORD BEPAAL deur Sy Majesteit die Koning, die Senaat en die
Volksraad van die Unie van Suid-Afrika, as volg:-
1. Woordbepaling.-In hierdie Wet, tensy uit die samehang anders
blyk, beteken-
,,afwesige kieser" 'n person wat 'n aansoek kragtens artikel
drie-en-veertig gedoen het of so 'n aansoek wens te doen;
,,administrateur" die administrateur van die provinsie vir die
provinsiale raad waarvan 'n verkiesing gehou is, gehou word
of gaan word;
,, aansoek" 'n aansoek om registrasie;
,,stembriefkoevert" 'n in paragraaf (d) van sub-aritkel (1) van
artikel drie-en-vyftig bedoelde koevert;
,, hoofverkiesingsbeampte die kragtens paragraaf (a) van artikel
sewe aangestelde hoofverkiesingsbeampte;
,, komiteekamer" nie ook 'n huis, kamer of perseel deur 'n kan-
didaat by 'n verkiesing as 'n woning geokkupeer, slegs omdat
hy daarin of daarop met sy agent in verband met daardie
verkiesing besigheid verrig nie; of enige huis, kamer of perseel,
slegs omdat die kandidaat of 'n agent van die kandidaat daarin
of daarop kiesers, komiteelede of andere toespreek nie;
,, bevoegde getuie" 'n person wie se naam op 'n lys verskyn wat,
op die tydstip wanneer hy as getuie optree, 'n geldige kiesers-
lys is;
,,omslagkoevert" 'n in paragraaf (c) van artikel drie-en-vyftig
bedoelde koevert;
,,verklaringstembrief" 'n in sub-artikel (5) van artikel vier-en-
sewentig bedoelde stembrief;
,, verklaringstembriefkoevert" 'n in sub-artikel (5) van artikel vier-
en-sewentig bedoelde onbeskrewe koevert;
,,verklaringskoevert" 'n in sub-artikel (5) van artikel vier-en-
sewentig bedoelde koevert, waarin 'n koevert wat 'n gemerkte
verklaringstembrief bevat, geplaas word;
,,verklaring insake verkiesingskoste" 'n in subartikel (2) van
artikel honderd-en-ses bedoelde verklaring, en ook 'n in sub-
artikel (4) van genoemde artikel bedoelde verklaring;
,,verklaringstemlys" 'n in subartikel (6) van artikel vier-en-
sewentig bedoelde lys;
,,afdeling" 'n kiesafdeling soos van tyd tot tyd ooreenkomstig
artikels agt-en-dertig tot en met drie-en-veertig van die ,, Zuid-
Afrika Wet, 1909 gedelimiteer, en in die geval van verkiesings
van lede van 'n provinsiale raad, 'n kiesafdeling soos ooreen-
komstig artikel een-en-sewentig van genoemde Wet gedelimiteer;
,, verkiesing" 'n verkiesing van 'n lid van die Volksraad of van 'n
provinsiale raad;
,,verkiesingsagent" 'n person kragtens artikel agt-en-negentig
deur of ten behoewe van 'n kandidaat as sy agent by 'n
verkiesing benoem, en ook, waar 'n kandidaat himself as sy
verkiesingsagent benoem het, die kandidaat handelende in die
hoedanigheid van verkiesingsagent;







"election agent" means a person appointed under section ninety-
eight by or on behalf of a candidate as his agent for an election,
and includes, where a candidate has appointed himself as his
election agent, the candidate acting in his capacity of election
agent;
"election expenses in relation to a candidate at an election in any
division, includes all moneys expended or expenses incurred by
or on behalf or in the interests of that candidate, on account
or in respect of the conduct or management of that election
in that division; and includes the sum deposited with the return-
ing officer under section thirty-seven and any security therefore;
"election petition" means a petition referred to in section one
hundred and forty-one;
"electoral officer" means an electoral officer appointed under para-
graph (b) of section seven;
"judicial office" includes the offices of justice of the peace and
commissioner of oaths;
"list of covering envelopes received" means a list referred to in
section sixty-two;
*" magistrate" includes an additional magistrate or an assistant
magistrate or an acting magistrate or a native commissioner or
a special justice of the peace who is an officer in the public
service;
"Minister" means the Minister of the Interior;
"municipality includes any area known as a borough;
"nomination day" means the day fixed under paragraph (a) of
sub-section (1) of section thirty-five;
"non-European means a person who is not a white person and
who is not a native for the purposes of the Representation of
Natives Act, 1936 (Act No. 12 of 1936);
"payment" includes any pecuniary or other reward;
"pecuniary reward or money" includes any office, place or
employment, valuable security or other equivalent for money,
and any valuable consideration; and any expressions referring
to money shall be construed accordingly;
"personal expenses" in relation to any candidate at an election,
means the reasonable travelling expenses of that candidate and
of his election agent and the reasonable expenses of their living
at hotels or elsewhere for the purposes of and in relation to that
election;
"polling day" means the day fixed under paragraph (b) of sub-
section (1) of section thirty-five;
"prescribed" means prescribed under this Act or any regulation
made thereunder;
*" presiding officer for absent votes" means a magistrate, returning
officer, electoral officer, special justice of the peace, justice of the
peace, commissioner of oaths, police officer of a rank not below
that of a second class sergeant or a police officer of any rank
* Added by section two, Act No. 50 of 1948.








,,verkiesingskoste" met betrekking tot 'n kandidaat by 'n ver-
kiesing in 'n kiesafdeling, ook alle gelde wat uitgegee is en
koste wat beloop is deur of ten behoewe of in belang van
daardie kandidaat vanwee of ten opsigte van die voer of
behartiging van daardie verkiesing in daardie kiesafdeling; en
ook die bedrag wat kragtens artikel sewen-en-dertig by die
kiesbeampte gestort is, asook enige sekerheidstelling daarvoor;
,, verkiesingspetisie ".'n in artikel honderd een-en-veertig bedoelde
petisie;
,, verkiesingsbeampte" 'n kragtens paragraaf (b) van artikel sewe
aangestelde verkiesingsbeampte;
,,regterlike amp" ook die amp van vrederegter en van kommis-
saris van ede;
,,lys van ontvange omslagkoeverte" 'n in artikel twee-en-sestig
bedoelde lys;
*,, magistraat" ook 'n addisionele magistraat of 'n assistent-magi-
straat of 'n waarnemende magistraat of 'n naturellekommis-
saris of 'n spesiale vrederegter wat 'n beampte in die Staats-
diens is;
,, Minister die Minister van Binnelandse Sake;
,, munisipaliteit" ook 'n gebied as ,, borough" bekend;
,,nominasiedag" die kragtens paragraaf (a) van sub-artikel (1)
van artikel vyf-en-dertig bepaalde dag;
,, nie-blanke" 'n person wat nie 'n blanke is nie en wat nie vir die
doeleindes van die Naturelle-Verteenwoordigings-wet, 1936
(Wet No. 12 van 1936), 'n natural is nie;
,, betaling enige geldelike of ander beloning;
,,geldelike beloning" of ,, geld ook 'n amp, pos of aanstelling,
geldswaardige sekuriteit of enigiets anders wat gelykwaardig
is met geld, asook enige geldswaardige teenprestasie; en word
uitdrukkings wat op geld betrekking het dienooreenkomstig
uitgele;
,,persoonlike onkoste" met betrekking tot 'n kandidaat by 'n
verkiesing, die redelike reiskoste van daardie kandidaat en van
sy verkiesingsagent, en die redelike koste van hul verblyf in
hotelle of elders, vir die doeleindes van en in verband met
daardie verkiesing;
,, stemdag" die kragtens paragraaf (b) van artikel vyf-en-dertig
bepaalde dag;
,, voorgeskryf" kragtens hierdie Wet of 'n regulasie uit hoofde daar-
van uitgevaardig, voorgeskryf;
*,, voorsittende beampte vir stemme van afwesiges" 'n magistraat,
kiesbeampte, verkiesingsbeampte, spesiale vrederegter, vrede-
regter, kommissaris van ede, polisiebeampte met 'n rang nie
laer dan die van tweedeklas sersant nie, of 'n polisiebeampte
met welke rang ook, aan die hoof van 'n polisiepos en met
betrekking tot 'n person in paragraaf (a) van sub-artikel (1)
van artikel drie-en-veertig omskryf, ook die geneesheer wat as
sodanig ooreenkomstig die Wet op Geneeshere, Tandartse
en Aptekers, 1928 (Wet No. 31 van 1928), geregistreer is, en
wat gereeld so 'n person in sy professionele hoedanigheid
behandel;
* Toegevoeg deur artikel twee, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








in charge of a police post and in relation to a person described
in paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of section forty-three includes
the medical practitioner registered as such in terms of the
Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Act, 1928 (Act No. 13 of 1928),
who is regularly in attendance upon such person in his pro-
fessional capacity,
"public office" means any office held under the Executive Govern-
ment of the Union or under any .provincial administration or
local or educational authority, whether the office be held by
election or appointment thereto, and includes membership of a
provincial council or of a provincial executive committee or
of a local or educational authority or of a board or commission
appointed by the Governor-General or an administrator;
"qualified" or "qualification ", in relation to the registration of
any person, means qualified in terms of this Act to be a voter
or qualification in terms of this Act as a voter; and "dis-
qualified" or "disqualification" has a converse meaning;
"qualified by residence" means qualified in terms of section
thirteen or of the said section read with sub-section (3) of
section sixteen, for registration;
"register" means register as a voter; and "registration" has a
corresponding meaning;
"return respecting election expenses" means a return referred to
in sub-section (1) of section one hundred and six;
"returning officer", in relation to any division, means the person
appointed under paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section
thirty-five in respect of that division;
"tendered ballot paper" means a ballot paper referred to in sub-
section (1) of section seventy-nine;
"tendered votes list" means a list referred to in sub-section (2)
of section seventy-nine;
,, the court", in relation to any matter connected with the
registration of voters, the conduct of an election, electoral
expenditure or corrupt or illegal practices threat, or election
petitions, means the provincial division of the Supreme Court
having jurisdiction where the registration is taking or has taken
place or the election is or has been held, and where the
registration is taking or has taken place or the election is or
has been held within the area of jurisdiction of the Eastern
Districts Local division, includes that division;
vote or give a vote means to vote or to give a vote for
any candidate at an election; and
"voter" means a person who is enrolled on a voters' list referred
to in section eight, and who, in respect of a division, has a
right to vote at an election therein.

2. Application of Act.-The provisions of this Act shall apply in
respect of elections of members of the House of Assembly and of provin-
cial councils [other than elections under the Representation of Natives
Act, 1936 (Act No. 12 of 1936)], and in respect of the registration of
voters for such elections.







,,openbare amp" enige amp wat wonder die Uitvoerende Gesag
van die Unie beklee word, of wonder 'n provinsiale admini-
strasie, plaaslike bestuur of onderwysbestuursliggaam, onver-
skillig of die amp al dan nie beklee word kragtens verkiesing
of aansstelling, en ook lidmaatskap van 'n provinsiale raad of
van 'n provinsiale uitvoerende komitee of van 'n plaaslike
bestuur of onderwys-bestuursliggaam, of van 'n raad of
kommissie deur die Goewerneur-generaal of 'n administrateur
benoem;
,,bevoegd" of ,, bevoegdheid" met betrekking tot die registrasie
van enige person, bevoegd, of die bevoegdheid, volgens bier-
die Wet, om 'n kieser te wees; en bet ,, onbevoegd en ,, onbe-
voegdheid" 'n teenoorgestelde betekenis;
,, bevoegd uit hoofde van verblyf" bevoegd volgens artikel dertien
of volgens genoemde artikel gelees met sub-artikel (3) van
artikel sestien vir registrasie;
,,registreer" as kieser registreer; en het ,, registrasie" 'n ooreen-
stemmende betekenis;
,, opgawe insake verkiesingskoste" 'n in sub-artikel (1) van artikel
honderd-en-ses bedoelde opgawe;
,,kiesbeampte" met betrekking tot 'n afdeling, die person wat
kragtens paragraaf (c) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel vyf-en-
dertig, vir daardie afdeling benoem is;
,,aangebode stembrief" 'n in sub-artikel (1) van artikel negen-en-
sewentig bedoelde stembrief;
,,lys van aangebode stemme" 'n in sub-artikel (2) van artikel
negen-en-sewentig bedoelde lys;
,,die hof" met betrekking tot enige aangeleentheid in verband
met die registrasie van kiesers, die voer van 'n verkiesing,
verkiesingsuitgawes of korrupte of onwettige bedrywighede
by 'n verkiesing, of verkiesingspetisies, die provinsiale afdeling
van die Hooggeregshof wat met regsmag beklee is waar die
registrasie plaasvind of plaasgevind het of die verkiesing
gehou word of gehou is, en waar die registrasie plaasvind of
plaasgevind het of die verkiesing gehou word of gehou is binne
die gebied waarin die plaaslike afdeling van die Ooostelike
Distrikte met regsmag beklee is, ook daardie afdeling;
,, stem" of ,, 'n stem uitbring om te stem vir of 'n stem uit te
bring op een of ander kandidaat by 'n verkiesing;
,,kieser" 'n person wie se naam opgeneem is op 'n in artikel
agt bedoelde kieserslys, en wat, ten opsigte van 'n afdeling,
die reg het om by 'n verkiesing in daardie afdeling te stem.

2. Toepassing van Wet.-Die bepalings van hierdie Wet is van
toepassing ten opsigte van verkiesings van lede van die Volksraad en die
provinsiale rade [uitgesonder verkiesings ingevolge die Naturelle-Verteen-
woordigings-Wet, 1936 (Wet No. 12 van 1936)], en ten opsigte van die
registrasie van kiesers vir sulke verkiesings.








CHAPTER I.


FRANCHISE.
3. Franchise for White Persons.-(1) Every white person who is a
Union national, is of or over the age of twenty-one years and is not sub-
ject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in sub-section (1) or (3) of
section six, shall, on compliance with the provisions of this Act, be entitled
to be registered as a voter.
(2) Every person who was classified as a European on any voters'
list in existence at the commencement of the Franchise Laws Amendment
Act, 1931 (Act No. 41 of 1931), and was not otherwise classified on any
earlier voters' list, shall be deemed to be a white person for the purposes
of sub-section (1).

4. Qualifications of Non-Europeans in Cape Province.-(1) Every
male non-European in the Province of the Cape of Good Hope who-
(a) is a Union national of or over the age of twenty-one years
and is not subject to any of the disqualifications referred to in
section six; and
(b) is able himself to sign his name and write his address and
occupation without his hand being guided in any way by any
person; and either
(c) has, in any part or parts of the Union or the Mandated Territory
of South-West Africa, for the period of twelve months
immediately preceding the date of completion of his applica-
tion, been in actual occupation of a house, warehouse, shop
or other building which is either separately or together with
the land occupied therewith, of the value of not less than
seventy-five pounds; or
(d) has, for the said period, really and bona fide earned in any part
or parts of the Union or the said territory, salary or wages at a
rate of not less than fifty pounds per annum; or
(e) has, for the period of six months immediately preceding the
date of completion of his application, been the duly registered
holder of a licence to dig and search for diamonds in any claim
or portion of a claim in the Province of the Cape of Good
Hope; or
(f) has, for the said period of six months, been entitled in terms of
a written permit granted to him by the holder of a certificate
issued under the proviso to sub-section (1) of section two of the
Precious Stones Act, 1927 (Act No. 44 of 1927), to dig for
diamonds on the land within the said province in respect of
which that certificate was issued, and is certified by the
magistrate of the magisterial district in which that land is
situated, after consultation with the mining commissioner for
the mining district in which that land is situated, to be of good
character and to be and during the said period of six months
to have been engaged bona fide in digging for diamonds in
alluvial,








HOOFSTUK I.


STEMREG.
3. Stemreg vir Blankes.-(1) ledere blanke person wat 'n Unie-
staatsburger is, die ouderdom van een-en-twintig jaar of meer bereik het,
en deur geeneen van die in sub-artikel (1) of (3) van artikel ses genoemde
onbevoegdhede geraak word nie is, by voldoening aan die bepalings van
hierdie Wet, geregtig om as kieser geregistreer te word.
(2) ledere person wat op 'n kieserslys wat by die inwerkingtreding
van die Wet tot Wysiging van die Stemreg, 1931 (Wet No. 41 van 1931),
bestaan het, as 'n blanke geklassifiseer was, en op geen vroeer kieserslys
anders geklassifiseer was nie, word by die toepassing van sub-artikel (1)
geag 'n blanke te wees.

4. Kwalifikasies van Nie-blankes in Kaapprovinsie.-(1) ledere
manlike nie-blanke in die Provinsie Kaap die Goeie Hoop, wat-
(a) 'n Unie-staatsburger is wat een-en-twintig jaar oud of ouer is
en deur geeneen van die in artikel ses genoemde onbevoegd-
hede geraak word nie; en
(b) in staat is om self sy naam te teken en sy adres en beroep
neer te skryf sonder dat sy hand op enige wyse deur enige
person gestuur word; en bf
(c) in enige deel of dele van die Unie of die Mandaatgebied
Suidwes-Afrika, vir die tydperk van twaalf maande wat die
dag van voltooiing van sy aansoek onmiddellik voorafgaan,
werklik 'n huis, pakhuis, winkel of ander gebou geokkupeer
het, ter waarde, afsonderlik of met inbegrip van die ground
wat tesame daarmee geokkupeer word, van minstens vyf-en-
sewentig pond; 6f
(d) vir genoemde tydperk werklik en bona fide in enige deel of
dele van die Unie of genoemde gebied, salaries of loon verdien
het volgens 'n skaal van minstens vyftig pond per jaar; bf
(e) vir die tydperk van ses maande wat die dag van voltooiing
van sy aansoek onmiddellik voorafgaan, die behoorlik geregi-
streerde houer van 'n lisensie was om in 'n kleim of gedeelte
van 'n kleim in die Provinsie Kaap die Goeie Hoop, diamante
te delf; 6f
(f) vir genoemde tydperk van ses maande, ingevolge 'n skriftelike
permit wat deur die houer van 'n kragtens sub-artikel (1) van
artikel twee van die Wet op edelgesteentes, 1927 (Wet No. 44
van 1927), uitgereikte sertifikaat, aan horn toegestaan is, gereg-
tig was om diamante te delwe op ground binne genoemde
provinsie ten opsigte waarvan daardie sertifikaat uitgereik is,
en deur die magistraat van die magistraatsdistrik waarin daar-
die ground geled is, na raadpleging met die mynkommissaris
vir die myndistrik waarin daardie ground gelee is, gesertifiseer
word van goeie karakter te wees en bona fide in alluwiale ground
diamante te delf en gedurende genoemde tydperk van ses
maande te gedelf het,








shall, subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) to and including (8),
on compliance with the provisions of this Act be entitled to be registered
as a voter.

(2) Any person who has, during the whole of the period referred
to in paragraph (c) of sub-section (1), been in actual occupation in
immediate succession of a number of different premises. of the required
nature and value, shall be deemed to have complied with the requirements
of the said paragraph.

(3) No person who shares in any communal or tribal occupation
of lands or buildings shall be entitled to be registered in pursuance of the
provisions of the said paragraph, unless he has, for the period referred
to in that paragraph, been in actual occupation of a house or other
building, whether or not situated on land held on communal or tribal
tenure, which separately or together with the land occupied therewith (not
being land held on communal or tribal tenure) is of the value of not less
than seventy-five pounds.

(4) If any premises referred to in the said paragraph are jointly
occupied by more persons than one, who own or are interested in such
premises in equal or unequal shares, no such joint occupier shall be entitled
to be registered in pursuance of the provisions of the said paragraph,
unless his share is of the value of not less than seventy-five pounds.

(5) Employment by different employers during the period referred
to in paragraph (d) of sub-section (1), shall not prevent the registration
of any person, if there has not been an interval of more than one month
between the time when he left the employ of one employer and the time
when he entered the employ of another employer.

(6) (a) In the case of any person who was registered as a
parliamentary voter on the first day of January, 1893, and has continued
to reside within the area of the fiscal division in which he was then so
registered-
(i) the reference in paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) and in sub-
section (4) to seventy-five pounds shall be deemed to be a
reference to twenty-five pounds;
(ii) the reference in paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) to fifty pounds
shall, where such person has during the relevant period also
received board and lodging, be deemed to be a reference to
twenty-five pounds; and
(iii) the provisions of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) shall not
apply.
(b) The provisions of paragraph (a) shall cease to apply in respect
of any such person as soon as he ceases to reside as provided in the said
paragraph.

(7) No person shall be entitled to registration in pursuance of the
provisions of paragraph (e) of sub-section (1), in any division other than
the division in which the claim or portion of a claim referred to in the
said paragraph, is situated.








is, behoudens die by sub-artikels (2) tot en met (8) bepaalde, by vol-
doening aan die bepalings van hierdie Wet, geregtig om as kieser,
geregistreer te word.
(2) demand wat, gedurende die hele in paragraaf (c) van sub-artikel
(1) bedoelde tydperk, sonder onderbreking opeenvolgend 'n aantal ver-
skillende persele van die vereiste aard en waarde werklik geokkupeer
bet, word geag aan die voorskrifte van genoemde paragraaf te voldoen bet.

(3) Niemand wat as deelhebber ground of geboue gemeenskaplik of
stamsgewyse okkupeer, is geregtig om ingevolge die bepalings van
genoemde paragraaf geregistreer te word nie, tensy hy, vir die in daardie
paragraaf bedoelde tydperk, werklik 'n huis of ander gebou geokkupeer
het (onverskillig of dit al dan nie gelei is op ground wat gemeenskaplik
of stamsgewyse besit word), ter waarde, afsonderlik of met inbegrip van
die ground (uitgesonderd ground wat gemeenskaplik of stamsgewyse besit
word) wat tesame daarmee geokkupeer word, van minstens vyf-en-sewentig
pond.

(4) Indien 'n in genoemde paragraaf bedoelde perseel gesamentlik
geokkupeer word deur meer dan een person wat die eienaars is van of
regte het op bedoelde perseel in gelyke of ongelyke dele, is geen sodanige
gesamentlike okkupeerder geregtig om ingevolge die bepalings van
genoemde paragraaf geregistreer te word nie, tensy die waarde van sy deel
minstens vyf-en-sewentig pond bedra.
(5) Diens by verskillende werkgewers gedurende die in paragraaf
(d) van sub-artikel (1) bedoelde tydperk verhinder nie die registrasie van
enige person nie, as daar nie 'n tussentydperk van meer dan 'n maand
was nie tussen die tydstip waarop hy uit die diens van een werkgewer
getree het en die tydstip waarop hy in diens van 'n ander werkgewer getree
bet.

(6) (a) In die geval van iemand wat op die eerste dag van Januarie
1893, as 'n parlementere kieser geregistreer was en bly woon bet binne
die gebied van die belastingsafdeling waarin hy toe aldus geregistreer
was-
(i) word die verwysing in paragraaf (c) van sub-artikel (1) en in
sub-artikel (4) na vyf-en-sewentig pond, geag 'n verwysing te
wees na vyf-en-twintig pond;
(ii) word die verwysing in paragraaf (d) van sub-artikel (1) na vyftig
pond, waar bedoelde person gedurende die toepaslike tydperk
ook voedsel en huisvesting ontvang het, geag 'n verwysing
na vyf-en-twintig pond te wees; en
(iii) is die bepalings van paragraaf (b) van sub-artikel (1) nie van
toepassing nie.
(b) Die bepalings van paragraaf (a) tree ten opsigte van so 'n
person buite working sodra hy nie langer woon soos in genoemde
paragraaf bepaal nie.
(7) Niemand is ingevolge die bepalings van paragraaf (e) van sub-
artikel (1) geregtig op registrasie in enige ander afdeling dan die afdeling
waarin die in genoemde paragraaf bedoelde kleim of gedeelte van 'n
kleim gelee is nie.








(8) No person shall be entitled to registration in pursuance of the
provisions of paragraph (f) of sub-section (1), in any division other than
the division in which the land referred to in the said paragraph, is situated,
and then only if he has actually resided in that division for the period of
six months referred to in the said paragraph.

5. Qualifications of Non-Europeans in NataL-(1) Every male non-
European in the Province of Natal, who-
(a) is a Union national of or over the age of twenty-one years and
is not subject to any disqualification referred to in section six;
and
(b) has, in the case of a native, obtained a certificate under sub-
section (5) of this section or section five of Law No. 11 of
1865 of Natal; and either
(c) possesses immovable property to the value of not less than fifty
pounds or rents any such property of the yearly value of not
less than ten pounds, in the division in question; or
(d) has an income, inclusive of allowances, of not less than ninety-
six pounds per annum and has resided in any part or parts of
the Union or the Mandated Territory of South West Africa for
a period of three years or for periods which in the aggregate
amount to three years,

shall, subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2), (3) and (4), on com-
pliance with the provisions of this Act, be entitled to be registered as a
voter.
(2) If any property referred to in paragraph (c) of sub-section (1)
is jointly occupied by more persons than one, as owners or lessees, no
such occupier shall be entitled to be registered unless the value or the rent
of the property, as the case may be, is such as would, if equally divided
among such occupiers, entitle each of them to be registered.

(3) (a) No person belonging to a class which is placed by special
legislation under the jurisdiction of special courts, or is subject to special
laws and tribunals, shall be entitled to be registered under sub-section (1),
unless he has been exempted by the Governor-General from the provisions
of this paragraph, or has been exempted under section six of Law No. 2 of
1883 of Natal.
(b) No such exemption shall be granted except upon an application
written in one of the official languages of the Union and signed in European
characters in the presence of a magistrate, justice of the peace or other
person appointed for the purpose by the Governor-General, showing to
the satisfaction of the Governor-General that the applicant is a Union
national, that he has resided in the Province of Natal for three years and
that he has not been convicted of treason or of any infamous crime or of
any crime which, if committed in England, would be felony or that, if
convicted, he has received a free pardon.
(c) Any person who wilfully makes any false statement in an
application under paragraph (b) shall be guilty of an offence and liable
to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.







(8) Niemand is ingevolge die bepalings van paragraaf (f) van sub-
artikel (1) geregtig op registrasie in enige ander afdeling dan die afdeling
waarin die in genoemde paragraaf bedoelde ground geled is nie, en dan
alleen indien hy vir die in genoemde paragraaf bedoelde tydperk van ses
maande werklik sy verblyf in daardie afdeling gehad het.

5. Kwalifikasies van Nie-blankes in Natal.-(1) ledere manlike nie-
blanke in die Provinsie Natal, wat-
(a) 'n Unie-staatsburger is wat een-en-twintig jaar of ouer is en
deur geeneen van die in artikel ses genoemde onbevoegd-
hede geraak word nie; en
(b) in die geval van 'n natural, 'n sertifikaat kragtens sub-artikel
(5) van hierdie artikel of artikel vyf van Wet No. 11 van 1865
van Natal verkry het; en 6f
(c) in die betrokke afdeling onroerende goed ter waarde van
minstens vyftig pond besit, of sulke goed met 'n jaarlikse
waarde van minstens tien pond huur; 6f
(d) 'n inkomste (met inbegrip van toelaes), van minstens ses-en-
negentig pond per jaar het, en vir 'n tydperk van drie jaar
of vir tydperke wat tesame drie jaar beloop, in enige deel
of dele van die Unie of die Mandaatgebied Suidwes-Afrika, sy
verblyf gehad het,
is behoudens die by sub-artikels (2), (3) en (4) bepaalde, by voldoening
aan die bepalings van hierdie Wet, geregtig om as kieser geregistreer te
word.
(2) Indien in paragraaf (c) van sub-artikel (1) bedoelde goed
gesamentlik deur meer dan een person as eienaars of huurders geokku-
peer word, is geen sodanige okkupeerder geregtig om geregistreer te word
nie, tensy die waarde of die huurgeld van die goed, na gelang van die
geval, sulks is dat dit, indien gelykop tussen die okkupeerders verdeel,
elkeen van hul geregtig sou maak om geregistreer te word.
(3) (a) Niemand wat binne 'n kategorie val wat by spesiale wet-
gewing wonder die regsmag van spesiale howe gestel is, of onderworpe is
aan spesiale wette en regbanke, is geregtig om ingevolge sub-artikel (1)
geregistreer te word nie, tensy hy deur die Goewerneur-generaal van die
bepalings van hierdie paragraaf vrygestel is of kragtens artikel ses van
Wet No. 2 van 1883 van Natal vrygestel is.
(b) So 'n vrystelling word nie toegestaan nie dan alleen op skrif-
telike aansoek in een van die amptelike tale van die Unie, in Europese
skrif onderteken in teenwoordigheid van 'n magistraat, vrederegter of
ander person vir die doel deur die Goewerneur-generaal aangestel, waar-
uit aan die Goewerneur-generaal oortuigend blyk dat die aansoeker 'n
Unie-staatsburger is, dat hy sy verblyf vir drie jaar in die Provinsie Natal
gehad het, en dat hy nie aan verraad of aan 'n skandelike misdaad of aan
'n misdaad wat, as dit in Engeland gepleeg sou word, ,, felony" sou
uitmaak, skuldig behind is nie of dat hy, indien wel skuldig behind, ten
volle begenadig is.
(c) demand wat willens en wetens in 'n aansoek ingevolge paragraaf
(b) 'n valse verklaring doen, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met 'n
boete van hoogstens honderd pond.








(4) No person (other than a person of European origin or a person
whose name was rightly contained in a voters' list in force on the twenty-
third day of May, 1896) who was born or is a descendant in the male line
of a person who was born in a country which had not up to the said date
possessed elective representative institutions founded on the parliamentary
franchise, shall be entitled to be registered under sub-section (1), unless
he has been exempted by the Governor-General from the provisions of this
sub-section, or has been exempted under section two of Act No. 8 of 1896
of Natal.

(5) (a) Any male non-European in the said province who is a native
and who-
(i) has been resident therein for a period of not less than twelve
years or for periods which in the aggregate amount to not
less than twelve years; and
(ii) has the qualification referred to in paragraph (c) or (d) of
sub-section (1); and
(iii) has been exempted from the operation of native laws, customs
and usages for a period of not less than seven years,
may apply to the Governor-General for a certificate enabling him to be
registered as a voter.

(b) An application under paragraph (a) shall be accompanied by a
certificate by three duly qualified voters of European origin, to the effect
that they have known the applicant for a period of over two years, that
he is a loyal and well disposed subject of the State, that he has not, to
their knowledge, been convicted of treason or of any infamous crime or
of any crime which, if committed in England, would be felony and that they
are not aware of any reason why a certificate enabling him to be registered
as a voter should not be issued to him, and shall be endorsed by a
magistrate or a justice of the peace to the effect that such magistrate or
justice of the peace has no reason to doubt the truth of the certificate and
that the persons who have signed it are credible persons.

(c) The Governor-General may direct that any such application be
published in the Gazette, with a notice calling upon persons having any
objection to the issue of a certificate under paragraph (d), to lodge
their objections with the Secretary for Native Affairs for the consideration
of the Governor-General.

(d) The Governor-General may grant any such application, if-
(i) the application complies with the provisions of paragraph (b);
and
(ii) he is satisfied as to the matters specified in sub-paragraphs (i)
and (ii) of paragraph (a); and
(iii) the applicant has been exempted as provided in sub-paragraph
(iii) of the said paragraph; and
(iv) the application has been published under paragraph (c) and
not less than three months have expired since the date of the
publication.








(4) Niemand (behalwe 'n person van blanke herkoms of 'n person
wie se naam ten regte verskyn het op 'n kieserslys wat op die drie-en-
twintigste dag van Mei 1896, van krag was), wat gebore is, of 'n afstam-
meling in die manlike linie is van 'n person wat gebore is, in 'n land
wat tot op genoemde datum geen gekose verteenwoordigende instellings
gegrond op die parlement&re stemreg, gehad het nie, is geregtig om
kragtens sub-artikel (1) geregistreer te word nie, tensy hy deur die
Goewerneur-generaal van die bepalings van hierdie sub-artikel vrygestel
is, of kragtens artikel twee van Wet No. 8 van 1896 van Natal vrygestel is.

(5) (a) 'n Manlike nie-blanke in genoemde provinsie wat 'n natural
is en wat-
(i) vir 'n tydperk van minstens twaalf jaar of vir tydperke wat
tesame minstens twaalf jaar beloop, sy verblyf daarin gehad
het; en
(ii) die in paragraaf (c) of (d) van sub-artikel (1) bedoelde kwalifi-
kasie besit; en
(iii) vir 'n tydperk van minstens sewe jaar vrygestel is van naturelle-
reg, -gewoontes en -gebruike;
kan by die Goewerneur-generaal aansoek doen om 'n sertifikaat om hor
in staat te stel om as kieser geregistreer te word.

(b) 'n Aansoek kragtens paragraaf (a) moet vergesel gaan van 'n
sertifikaat deur drie behoorlik gekwalifiseerde kiesers van blanke afkoms,
ten effekte dat hul die aansoeker vir 'n tydperk van meer dan twee jaar
ken, dat hy 'n getroue en goedgesinde onderdaan van die Staat is, dat hy
nie, na hul wete, aan verraad of aan 'n skandelike misdaad of aan 'n
misdaad wat, as dit in Engeland gepleeg sou word, ,, felony" sou uit-
maak, skuldig behind is nie en dat hul nie weet van enige rede waarom
'n sertifikaat om hor in staat te stel om as kieser geregistreer te word,,
nie aan hor uitgereik sou word nie, en moet deur 'n magistraat of 'n
vrederegter geindoseer wees ten effekte dat die magistraat of vrederegter
geen rede het om aan die waarheid van die sertifikaat te twyfel nie, en
dat die person wat dit onderteken het, geloofwaardige person is.

(c) Die Goewerneur-generaal kan gelas dat so 'n aansoek in die
Staatskoerant gepubliseer word, met 'n kennisgewing waarby person wat
beswaar het teen die uitreiking van 'n sertifikaat kragtens paragraaf (d),
aanges& word om hul besware by die Sekretaris van Naturellesake vir
oorweging deur die Goewerneur-generaal in te dien.

(d) Die Goewerneur-generaal kan so 'n aansoek toestaan indien-
(i) die aansoek aan die bepalings van paragraaf (b) voldoen; en
(ii) hy oortuig is wat betref die in sub-paragrawe (i) en (ii) van
paragraaf (a) vermelde sake; en
(iii) die aansoeker vrygestel is soos in sub-paragraaf (iii) van
genoemde paragraaf bepaal; en
(iv) die aansoek kragtens paragraaf (c) gepubliseer is en minstens
drie maande vanaf die datum van publikasie verstryk het.







6. Persons not entitled to be Registered or to Vote.-(1) No person
shall be entitled to be registered or to the continuance of his registration
or to vote in any division-
(a) if he has been convicted in the Union or in the Mandated
Territory of South West Africa-
(i) of treason, if the conviction took place after the tenth day
of June, 1931; or
(ii) of murder; or
(iii) of any other offence and sentenced therefore to a period
of imprisonment (other than detention until the rising of
the court) without the option of a fine or ordered to be
detained under any law relating to work colonies, and the
said period has not expired or such order has not finally
ceased to be operative at least three years before the date
of completion of his application to be registered or the
date upon which it is decided whether or not his name
is to be removed from the voters' list or polling day, as
the case may be; or
(b) if he has been convicted of any corrupt or illegal practice
under this, Act and has been declared incapable of being
registered or of voting at any election during any period, and
the said period has not expired; or
(c) if he is subject to an order of court declaring him to be of
unsound mind or mentally disordered or defective or is lawfully
detained as mentally disordered or defective under the Mental
Disorders Act, 1916 (Act No. 38 of 1916).

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (a) of sub-section (1), a person
who has been granted a free pardon shall be deemed not to have been
convicted of the offence in question, and a period of imprisonment means
the full term of a sentence of imprisonment, notwithstanding any
suspension or remission of the whole or any portion of the sentence.

(3) No person who has been convicted of an offence referred to in
paragraph (c) of sub-section (3) of section five or in paragraph (f) of
sub-section (1) of section thirty-two, shall be entitled to be registered
or to the continuance of his registration or to vote in any division in the
Province of Natal.

(4) No person who has been guilty of any corrupt or illegal practice
at an election shall, whether or not he is registered as a voter, be
entitled to vote at that election.

As amended by section three, Act No. 50 of 1948.








6. Persone wat nie Geregtig is om Geregistreer te word of om te
Stem nie.-(1) 'n Persoon is nie geregtig om in enige afdeling geregistreer
te word of geregistreer te bly of om daarin te stem nie-
(a) indien hy in die Unie of in die Mandaatgebied Suidwes-Afrika
skuldig behind is-
(i) aan hoogverraad, as die skuldigbevinding na die tiende
dag van Junie 1931 plaasgevind het; of
(ii) aan moord; of
(iii) aan enige ander misdryf en daarvoor gevonnis is tot 'n
tydperk van gevangenisstraf (behalwe aanhouding tot ver-
daging van die hof) sonder keuse van 'n boete of beveel
is om kragtens 'n wetsbepaling betreffende werkkolonies
aangehou te word, en genoemde tydperk nie verstryk het
nie of bedoelde bevel nie final buite working getree het
nie, minstens drie jaar voor die datum van voltooiing van
sy aansoek om geregisreer te word of die datum waarop
besluit word of sy naam al dan nie uit die kieserslys
verwyder moet word of stemdag, na gelang van die
geval; of
(b) indien hy skuldig behind is aan 'n korrupte of onwettige
bedrywigheid ingevolge hierdie Wet en onbevoeg verklaar is
om gedurende enige tydperk geregistreer te word of by 'n
verkiesing te stem, en genoemde tydperk nie verstryk het nie;
of
(c) indien 'n bevel van die hof wat hom kranksinnig of geestelik
gekrenk of gebrekkig verklaar, op hor van toepassing is, of
indien hy wettiglik kragtens die ,, Wet op Geestesgebreken,
1916 (Wet No. 38 van 1916), as geestelik gekrenk of gebrekkig
aangehou word.
(2) By die toepassing van paragraaf (a) van sub-artikel (1) word
'n person wat ten volle begenadig is, geag nie aan die betrokke misdryf
skuldig behind te gewees het nie, en beteken 'n tydperk van gevangenis-
straf die hele termyn van 'n vonnis tot gevangenisstraf, al sou die vonnis
ook geheel of gedeeltelik opgeskort of kwytgeskel wees.
(3) Niemand wat aan 'n in paragraaf (c) van sub-artikel (3) van
artikel vyf of 'n in paragraaf (f) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel twee-en-
dertig bedoelde misdryf skuldig behind is, is geregtig om in enige afdeling
in die Provinsie Natal geregistreer te word of geregistreer te bly of te stem
nie.
*(4) Niemand wat horn by 'n verkiesing aan 'n korrupte of onwet-
tige bedrywigheid skuldig gemaak het, mag by daardie verkiesing stem
nie, hetsy hy as kieser geregistreer is al dan nie.
Soos gewysig by artikel drie, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








CHAPTER II.


REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.
7. Appointment and General Duties of Chief Electoral Officer and
Electoral Officers.-The Minister may from time to time appoint-
(a) a chief electoral officer who shall be a member of the public
service, and whose duties and functions shall be as prescribed;
and
(b) one or more electoral officers, each of whom shall be a member
of the public service, and shall be appointed in respect of the
whole or some definite portion of a province, to perform in
respect of the area for which he is appointed, such duties
and functions as shall be prescribed.

8. Preparation of Voters' Lists.-(1) A general registration of voters
shall take place throughout the Union and the Territory of South-West
Africa as soon as may be after the first general election for the House
of Assembly succeeding the date of commencement of the Electoral Laws
Amendment Act, 1952, as from a date to be fixed by proclamation in
the Gazette, and thereafter such general registration shall take place at
'intervals of not less than two years or more than three years, as from
a date in the year concerned, to be similarly fixed by proclamation in the
Gazette.
(2) (a) For the purpose of a general registration in terms of sub-
section (1) every electoral officer shall prepare for each division in the
area for which he has been appointed a list of persons who are entitled
to vote.
(b) The said list shall be prepared by inserting therein-
(i) the names of persons enrolled on the existing voters' list who
are qualified for registration as voters in such division; and
(ii) the names of persons whose applications for registration as
voters in such division have been lodged with the electoral
officer concerned subsequent to the date of the supplementary
registration immediately preceding such general registration or
during the period of ninety days immediately succeeding any
date fixed by proclamation in terms of sub-section (1) and
who are qualified to be so registered.
(3) The lists prepared after any general registration of voters
shall come into operation as from a date to be fixed by proclamation in
the Gazette, which date shall not be later than one hundred and eighty
days after the date fixed in terms of sub-section (1) of this section nor
earlier than thirty days after a copy of the list referred to in sub-section
(6) has been furnished to the authorized representative of each political
party in the area for which an electoral officer has been appointed.
(4) Until the date fixed in terms of sub-section (3) the current
voters' lists shall continue to be valid, but from the said date the lists
prepared after a general registration shall be the voters' lists for the
respective divisions.
As amended by section two, Act No. 55 of 1952.








HOOFSTUK II.


REGISTRASIE VAN KIESERS.
7. Aanstelling van Hoofverkiesingsbeampte en Verkiesingsbeamp-
tes.-Die Minister kan van tyd tot tyd-
(a) 'n hoofverkiesingsbeampte aanstel, wat 'n lid van die staatsdiens
moet wees, en die pligte en werksaamhede verrig wat voor-
geskryf moet word; en
(b) een of meer verkiesingsbeamptes aanstel, elk van wie 'n lid
van die staatsdiens moet wees en aangestel word vir 'n hele
provinsie of 'n bepaalde gedeelte van 'n provinsie, om ten
opsigte van die gebied waarvoor hy aangestel word die pligte
en werksaamhede te verrig wat voorgeskryf moet word.

8. Opstel van Kieserslyste.-(1) So spoedig doenlik na die eerste
algemene verkiesing vir die Volksraad wat volg op die inwerkingtreding
van die Wysigingswet op die Kieswette, 1952, vind 'n algemene registrasie
plaas dwarsdeur die Unie en die gebied Suidwes-Afrika vanaf 'n datum
by proklamasie in die Staatskoerant vasgestel te word, en daarna vind so
'n algemene registrasie plaas met tussenposes van minstens twee jaar en
hoogstens drie jaar, vanaf 'n datum in die betrokke jaar, insgelyks by
proklamasie in die Staatskoerant vasgestel te word.
(2) (a) Vir die doel van 'n algemene registrasie ingevolge sub-
artikel (1) stel elke verkiesingsbeampte vir elke afdeling in die gebied
waarvoor hy aangestel is 'n lys van person op wat geregtig is om te stem.
(b) Genoemde lys word opgestel deur daarin te plaas-
(i) die name van person wat in die bestaande lys ingeskryf is
en bevoeg is om as kiesers in so 'n kiesafdeling geregistreer te
word; en
(ii) die name van person wie se aansoeke om registrasie as
kiesers in so 'n kiesafdeling by die betrokke verkiesings-
beampte na die datum van die supplementire registrasie wat
so 'n algemene registrasie onmiddellik voorafgaan of gedu-
rende die tydperk van negentig dae wat onmiddellik volg op
'n datum vasgestel by proklamasie ingevolge sub-artikel (1),
ingedien is, en wat bevoeg is om aldus geregistreer te word.
(3) Die lyste wat na 'n algemene registrasie van kiesers opgestel is,
tree in working vanaf 'n datum wat by proklamasie in die Staatskoerant
bepaal word en hierdie datum moet nie later wees nie dan honderd-en-
tagtig dae na die ingevolge sub-artikel (1) van hierdie artikel vasgestelde
datum en ook nie vroeir wees nie dan dertig dae nadat 'n afskrif van
die in sub-artikel (6) bedoelde lys verstrek is aan die gemagtigde ver-
teenwoordiger van elke politieke party in die gebied waarvoor 'n ver-
kiesingsbeampte aangestel is.
(4) Tot op die ingevolge sub-artikel (3) vasgestelde datum bly die
lopende kieserslyste geldig, maar vanaf genoemde datum is die lyste wat
na 'n algemene registrasie opgestel is die kieserslyste vir die verskillende
afdelings.
Soos gewysig by artikel twee, Wet No. 55 van 1952.








(5) (a) On the first day of March and on the first day of July and
the first day of November in every year there shall be a supplementary
registration in the Union and in the territory of South West Africa of
voters whose applications for registration have been received by electoral
officers before the first day of March or the first day of July or the first
day of November, as the case may be: Provided that there shall be no
supplementary registration on any such date falling within the period of one
hundred and eighty days immediately succeeding any date fixed by proc-
lamation in terms of sub-section (1).
(b) The supplementary lists of voters prepared in terms of para-
graph (a) shall respectively come into operation on the first day of May,
September or January: Provided that, if a supplementary list of voters
for a division comes into operation as aforesaid before the day fixed for
the taking of a poll by a proclamation issued in respect of that division
in terms of section thirty-five or section eighty-eight (as the case may be),
such supplementary list of voters shall be valid for the purposes of the
election to which such proclamation relates.
(6) Before any list comes into operation in terms of sub-section:
(3) or sub-section (5), as the case may be, the electoral officer shall
furnish a copy of such list to the authorized representative of each political
party in the area for which he has been appointed, and shall furthermore
make due provision for the inspection of such list in terms mutatis.
mutandis of section twenty-one.
(7) (a) In respect of applications for enrolment in the voters' list
current at the date of commencement of the Electoral Laws Amendment
Act, 1952, which are lodged after the thirtieth day of April, 1952, new,
names shall not be added to the said list immediately, but shall be placed
on a supplementary list to be compiled on the first day of October, 1952,.
and to come into operation on the first day of December, 1952.
(b) The procedure set out in paragraph (a) shall be continued until'
such: time as the first general registration of voters referred to in sub-
section (1) takes place, supplementary lists being compiled at intervals
of five months, calculated from the first day of October, 1952, and
coming into operation on the first day of the second month immediately
succeeding the month in which compilation took place.
(c) The provisions of the proviso to paragraph (bI of sub-section'
(5) shall apply in regard to supplementary lists compiled in terms of
paragraph (a) or (b) of this sub-section.

9. By Whom and to Whom Application for Registration to be made.
(1) Every white person who is a Union national and who, on any date fixed
in terms of sub-section (1) of section eight, is of or over the age of
twenty-one years, shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3) unless-
he is enrolled in the existing voters' list for the division in which he is
permanently resident on that date, within a period of one month after
that date, complete a form of application as provided in section ten, and
post or deliver the application to the electoral officer for the area in
which he actually resides or retains his home, or in which the place of'
business, office or branch business referred to in sub-section (3) of section
thirteen is situate, as the case may be.
As amended by section two, Act No 55. of 1952.







(5) (a) Op die eerste dag van Maart en op die eerste dag van
Julie en op die eerste dag van November in elke jaar vind daar 'n supple-
mentere registrasie plaas, in die Unie en in die gebied Suidwes-Afrika,
van kiesers wie se aansoeke deur die verkiesingsbeamptes voor die eerste
dag van Maart of die eerste dag van Julie of die eerste dag van
November na gelang van die geval, ontvang is: Met dien verstande dat
daar geen supplementere registrasie plaasvind nie indien enigeen van
gemelde datums val in die tydperk van honderd-en-tagtig dae wat onmid-
dellik volg op 'n datum vasgestel by proklamasie ingevolge sub-artikel (1).
(b) Die supplementere lyste ingevolge paragraaf (a) opgestel tree in
working onderskeidelik op die eerste dag van Mei, September of Januarie:
Met dien verstande dat indien 'n supplementere kieserslys vir 'n afdeling
soos voormeld in working tree voor die dag wat vir die hou van 'n
stemming bepaal word by 'n proklamasie uitgereik ten opsigte van daar-
die afdeling ingevolge artikel vyf-en-dertig of artikel agt-en-tagtig (na
gelang van die geval), so 'n supplementere kieserslys geldig is vir die
doeleindes van die verkiesing waarop so 'n proklamasie betrekking het.
(6) Voordat 'n lys ingevolge sub-artikel (3) of sub-artikel (5), na
gelang van die geval, in working tree, verstrek die verkiesingsbeampte
'n afskrif van so 'n lys aan die gemagtigde verteenwoordiger van elke
politieke party in die gebied waarvoor hy aangestel is, en maak hy verder
behoorlik voorsiening vir insage van so 'n lys mutatis mutandis ooreen-
komstig artikel een-en-twintig.
7. (a) Ten opsigte van aansoeke om inskrywing in die kieserslys
wat op die datum van inwerkingtreding van die Wysigingswet op
die Kieswette, 1952, in working is, wat na die dertigste dag van April 1952
ingedien is, word nuwe name nie onmiddellik tot bedoelde lys toegevoeg
nie, dog word op 'n supplementere lys geplaas wat op die eerste dag van
Oktober 1952 opgestel word en op die eerste dag van Desember 1952
in working tree;
(b) Die handelwyse in paragraaf (a) uiteengesit word voortgesit
totdat die eerste algemene registrasie van kiesers waarna in sub-artikel
(1) verwys word, plaasvind; supplementere lyste word opgestel met tussen-
poses van vyf maande, bereken vanaf die eerste dag van Oktober 1952,
wat in working tree op die eerste dag van die tweede maand wat onmid-
dellik volg op die maand waarin die opstel van so 'n lys plaasgevind het;
(c) Die bepalings van die voorbehoudsbepaling by paragraaf (b)
van sub-artikel (5) is van toepassing ten opsigte van supplementere lyste
wat ingevolge paragraaf (a) of (b) van hierdie sub-artikel opgestel is.

9. Deur wie en by wie aansoek om Registrasie gedoen moet word.-
ledere blanke Unie-staatsburger wat op 'n by sub-artikel (1) van artikel
agt bepaalde datum, een-en-twintig jaar of ouer is, moet, behoudens die
by sub-artikel (3) bepaalde, tensy hy ingeskryf is op die bestaande kieserslys
van die afdeling waarin hy op daardie datum blywend woonagtig is,
binne 'n tydperk van 'n maand na daardie datum, 'n aansoekvorm soos
by artikel tien bepaal, voltooi, en die aansoek pos of aflewer aan die
verkiesingsbeampte vir die gebied waarin hy werklik sy verblyf het of sy
vaste woonplek aanhou, of waarin die in sub-artikel (3) van artikel
dertien bedoelde besigheidsplek, kantoor of besigheidstak gelee is, na
gelang van die geval.
Soos gewysig by artikel twee, Wet No. 55 van 1952.








(2) Every white person who is a Union national and who at the
date referred to in sub-section (1) is under the age of twenty-one years
or who is born or, not being under the said age, becomes a Union
national after that date, shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3),
within a period of one month after the date on which he attains the age
of twenty-one years, or becomes a Union national, as the case may be,
complete a form of application and post or deliver the application, as
provided in sub-section (1).
(3) The provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2) shall not apply to any
person who, during any portion of the period referred to therein-
(a) is disqualified in terms of sub-section (1) of section six; or
(b) is detained in a prison or elsewhere under a sentence or order
of court or an order of any other competent authority; or
(c) is absent from the Union.
(4) Any such person shall, within a period of two months after he:
ceases to be so disqualified or to be so detained or returns to the Union,
as the case may be, complete a form of application, and post or deliver
the application as provided in sub-section (1).
(5) Any non-European who has any claim to registration, may at
any time, and any person who has failed to comply with sub-section (1),.
(2) or (4), may at any time thereafter complete a form of application and
post or deliver the application as provided in sub-section (1).
*(6) Repealed.

t 10. Form of Application and How to be Completed.-An application
shall be in the prescribed form, shall be completed in one or other of the
official languages of the Union, so as to show all the prescribed particulars,
shall, subject to the provisions of section eleven, be signed by the applicant
personally in the presence of a competent witness, and shall contain a
declaration signed by the said witness that he is a competent witness, that
the applicant personally signed the application in his presence, and in the
case of an applicant claiming to be qualified as provided in paragraph (b)
of sub-section (1) of section four, that the applicant has written his, address
and occupation without his hand being guided in any way by any person.
Provided that in regard to the last-mentioned class of applicants, the
expression "competent witness" shall mean an electoral officer, or a
magistrate, or a police officer of a rank not below that of a second class
sergeant, or a police officer in charge of a police post or his deputy.

11. When and How Application may be Completed and Signed by
other Person on behalf of Applicant.-(1) If any person is unable by reason
of physical infirmity to sign an application, the application may, subject to
the provisions of sub-section (2), be signed by any other adult person on:
his behalf.
Repealed by section four, Act No. 50 of 1948.
t As amended by section five, Act No. 50 of 1948 and section four, Act No. 55 of
1952.








(2) ledere blanke Unie-staatsburger wat op die in sub-artikel (1)
bedoelde datum nog nie een-en-twintig jaar is nie, of wat na daardie
.datum gebore word of terwyl hy nie benede genoemde leeftyd is nie
"n Unie-staatsburger word, moet, behoudens die by sub-artikel (3) bepaalde,
binne 'n tydperk van 'n maand na die datum waarop hy die leeftyd van
,een-en-twintig jaar bereik, of 'n Unie-staatsburger word, na gelang van
die geval, 'n aansoekvorm voltooi en die aansoek pos of aflewer soos
in sub-artikel (1) bepaal.
(3) Die bepalings van sub-artikels (1) en (2) is nie van toepassing
nie op iemand wat gedurende 'n gedeelte van die daarin bedoelde tyd-
perk-
(a) onbevoeg is volgens sub-artikel (1) van artikel ses; of
(b) in 'n gevangenis of elders aangehou word ingevolge 'n geregte-
like vonnis of bevel, of 'n bevel van 'n ander bevoegde gesag-
hebbende dan 'n hof; of
(c) uit die Unie afwesig is.
(4) So iemand moet binne 'n tydperk van twee maande nadat die
*onbevoegdheid of aanhouding eindig, of die bevel buite working tree of
hy na die Unie terugkeer, na gelang van die geval, 'n aansoekvorm vol-
tooi en die aansoek pos of aflewer soos in sub-artikel (1) bepaal.
(5) 'n Nie-blanke wat 'n aanspraak op registrasie het, kan te
eniger tyd, en iemand wat versuim het om sub-artikel (1), (2) of (4) na te
kom, kan te eniger tyd daarna, 'n aansoek vorm voltooi en die aansoek
pos of aflewer soos in sub-artikel (1) bepaal.
*(6) Herroep.

t 10. Vorm van Aansoek en hoe dit voltooi moet word.-'n Aansoek
moet in die voorgeskrewe vorm wees, moet voltooi wees in die een of
die ander amptelike taal van die Unie, en wel sodat al die voorgeskrewe
besonderhede aangegee word, moet, behoudens die by artikel elf
bepaalde, deur die aansoeker in eie person in teenwoordigheid van 'n
bevoegde getuie onderteken wees, en moet 'n deur genoemde getuie
ondertekende verklaring bevat dat hy 'n bevoegde getuie is, dat die
aansoeker die aansoek in eie person in sy teenwoordigheid onderteken
het, en in die geval van 'n aansoeker wat aanspraak maak daarop dat
hy bevoeg is soos in paragraaf (b) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel vier
bepaal, dat die aansoeker sy adres en beroep neergeskryf het sonder dat
sy hand op enige wyse deur enige person gestuur is. Met dien ver-
stande dat, ten opsigte van laasgenoemde klas van aansoekers, die uit-
drukking ,, bevoegde getuie" beteken 'n verkiesingsbeampte, of 'n magi-
straat, of 'n polisiebeampte met 'n rang nie laer as die van tweedektas
sersant nie, of 'n polisiebeampte aan die hoof van 'n polisiepos of sy
plaasvervanger.
11. Wanneer en hoe 'n Aansoek deur 'n ander Persoon ten behoewe
van die Aansoeker voltooi en onderteken kan word.-(1) Indien iemand
ter oorsake van liggaamlike swakheid of liggaamlike gebrek nie in staat
is om 'n aansoek te onderteken nie, kan 'n ander volwasse person die
aansoek, met inagneming van die bepalings van sub-artikel (2), ten
behoewe van hom onderteken.
Herroep by artikel vier, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel vyf, Wet No. 50 van 1948 en artikel vier, Wet No. 55
van 1952.








(2) Any such application shall be completed and signed in the
presence of the applicant and of a magistrate, an electoral officer, a
justice of the peace, a commissioner of oaths, a police officer of a rank
not below that of a second class sergeant, or a police officer in charge of
a police post or his deputy, and shall have endorsed thereon-
(a) a statement by the person signing it on behalf of the applicant,
setting forth the nature of the physical infirmity in question,
and that he has been authorized by the applicant to sign the
application on his behalf; and
(b) a statement by the magistrate, electoral officer, justice of the
peace, commissioner of oaths or police officer that the
application has been completed and has been signed on behalf
of the applicant in the presence of the applicant and himself.

12. Applications Transmitted Free of Charge.-Applications may be
transmitted by post free of charge.

13. In which Division Voter is to be Registered.-(1) Subject to the
provisions of sub-sections (2), (3) and (4), no person shall be registered in
any division-
(a) unless he actually resided in that division for a continuous
period of at least two months immediately preceding the date
of completion of his application; or
(b) if he did not so reside, unless he retained his home in that
division for such a period.
(2) If at the said date there is no division in which the applicant
has so resided or retained his home, he shall, subject to the provisions, of
sub-sections (3) and (4), as soon as he has actually resided in any division
for a continuous period of two months, or not having so resided, has
retained his home in any division for such a period, be entitled, if he is
otherwise qualified for registration, to be registered in that division.
(3) If the nature of the occupation of any person is such that he
is required to change his place of residence so often that he is unable
to reside in any one division for a continuous period of two months, and
he does not retain a home in any one division for such a period, and if
he is otherwise qualified for registration, he shall be entitled to be
registered in the division in which his principal place of business is
situated; or, if he is in employment, in which the principal place of business
of his employer, or the office or branch business of his employer from
which his remuneration is paid, is situated.
(4) If any person domiciled in the Union (or the wife or adult child
of such person who resides with him) who is employed by the State
(including the railway administration and any provincial administration)
to perform any functions outside the Union, was, immediately prior to
the commencement of the employment, in terms of sub-section (1) or (3)
qualified by residence for registration in any division, he (and his wife







(2) So 'n aansoek moet voltooi en onderteken word in teenwoordig-
heid van die aansoeker en van 'n magistraat, verkiesingsbeampte, vrede-
regter, kommissaris van ede, polisiebeampte met 'n rang wat nie laer as
di6 van tweede klas sersant is nie of polisiebeampte aan die hoof van 'n
polisiepos of sy plaasvervanger, en op die aansoek moet geendosseer
.staan-
(a) 'n verklaring deur die person wat dit ten behoewe van die
aansoeker onderteken waarin hy die aard van die onderhawige
liggaamlike swakheid of gebrek aangee, en vermeld dat die
aansoeker hom gemagtig het om die aansoek ten behoewe
van hor te onderteken; en
(b) 'n verklaring deur die magistraat, verkiesingsbeampte, vrede-
regter, kommissaris van ede of polisiebeampte dat die aan-
soek in sy teenwoordigheid en in di6 van die aansoeker ten
behoewe van die aansoeker voltooi en onderteken is.

12. Kostelose versending van Aansoeke.-Aansoeke kan kosteloos
,oor die pos versend word.

13. In water Afdeling Stemgeregtigde Geregistreer moet word.-
(1) Behoudens die by sub-artikels (2), (3) en (4) bepaalde, word niemand
in 'n afdeling geregistreer nie-
(a) tensy hy gedurende 'n ononderbroke tydperk van minstens twee
maande onmiddellik voor die datum van voltooiing van sy
aansoek, werklik sy verblyf in daardie afdeling gehad het; of
(b) indien hy nie aldus sy verblyf gehad het nie, tensy hy sy
vaste woonplek in daardie afdeling vir so 'n tydperk aangehou
het.
(2) Indien daar op genoemde datum geen afdeling is waar die
aansoeker aldus sy verblyf gehad het of sy vaste woonplek aangehou
het nie, het hy, behoudens die by sub-artikels (3) en (4) bepaalde, sodra
hy gedurende 'n ononderbroke tydperk van twee maande werklik sy ver-
blyf in 'n afdeling gehad het, of as hy nie aldus sy verblyf gehad het
nie, sy vaste woonplek vir so 'n tydperk in 'n afdeling aangehou het, die
reg om in daardie afdeling geregistreer te word, mits hy andersins bevoeg
is vir registrasie.
Indien die aard van iemand se beroep sodanig is dat hy sy ver-
blyfplek so dikwels moet verander dat hy nie in staat is om gedurende
'n ononderbroke tydperk van twee maande sy verblyf in een afdeling te
hW nie, en hy nie gedurende so 'n tydperk 'n vaste woonplek in een
afdeling aanhou nie, het hy, mits hy andersinds bevoeg is vir registrasie
die reg om geregistreer te word in die afdeling waarin sy hoofbesigheids-
plek gelee is; of as hy in diens is, waarin die hoofbesigheidsplek van sy
werkgewer of die kantoor of besigheidstak van sy werkgewer vanwaar
sy besoldiging betaal word, gelee is.
(4) Indien iemand wat in die Unie gedomisilieer is en by die
Staat (met inbegrip van die spoorweg-administrasie en 'n provinsiale
administrasie) in diens is vir verrigting van werksaamhede buite die Unie
(of die eggenote of volwasse kind van so iemand wat by hor woon),
onmiddellik voor die begin van die diens, volgens sub-artikel (1) of (3)
vir registrasie in een of ander afdeling bevoeg is uit hoofde van verblyf,








and any such child, while residing with him) shall be deemed to retain
that qualification in respect of that division during the whole period of
the employment and during a further period of two months as from the
date upon which he ceased to be so employed outside the Union.
(5) If applications for registration in more than one division are
received from any person, the electoral officer shall not include his name
in the voters' list for any division other than that in which he last qualified
by residence for registration.
(6) No person shall merely by reason of his not being entitled to be
registered in any division in terms of this section, be disqualified to be
elected or to sit as a member of either House of Parliament or of a
provincial council.

14. Consideration of Applications.-(1) If an electoral officer who
has received an application is satisfied-
(a) that the applicant is qualified by residence for registration in any
division within the area for which he has been appointed, and
that the applicant is qualified for registration in other respects
and is not disqualified in any respect, he shall subject to the
provisions of section eight include his name in the voters' list
for that division and shall notify the applicant accordingly;
(b) that the applicant is so qualified by residence, but is in any
other respect not qualified for registration or is disqualified
in any respect, he shall disallow the application;
(c) that the applicant is not so qualified by residence but is or may
be qualified by residence for registration in a division outside
the area for which he has been appointed, he shall forward
the application to the electoral officer for the area in which
that division is situate, and on receipt of the application by the
latter officer, it shall be deemed to be an application for
registration in that division;
(d) that there is no division in which the applicant is so qualified
by residence, he shall retain the application for subsequent
enquiry.

(2) In coming to a decision under sub-section (1), in respect of an
application signed under section eleven on behalf of a non-European
applicant in the Province of the Cape of Good Hope, the electoral officer
shall have regard, inter alia, to the question whether or not the inability
of the applicant to sign the application is due to any lack of the necessary
educational qualification for registration.

(3) Whenever an electoral officer has come to any decision under
paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of sub-section (1), he shall in the prescribed form
inform the applicant of the decision and of the reason therefore.
As amended by section six, Act No. 50 of 1948 and section five, Act No. 55 of
1952.








word hy (asook sy aggenote en so 'n kind terwyl sy of hy by hom woon)
geag daardie bevoegdheid ten opsigte van daardie afdeling te behou,
gedurende die hele tydperk van die diens en gedurende 'n verdere
tydperk van twee maande vanaf die datum waarop bedoelde diens buite
die Unie eindig.
(5) Indien aansoeke om registrasie in meer dan een afdeling van
iemand ontvang word, neem die verkiesingsbeampte sy naam nie in die
kieserslys vir 'n ander afdeling op nie dan alleen di6 waarin hy laas uit
hoofde van verblyf vir registrasie bevoeg geword het.
(6) Niemand is alleen omdat hy volgens hierdie artikel nie die
reg het om in 'n afdeling geregistreer te word nie, onbevoeg om as lid
van een van die twee Huise van die Parlement of van 'n provinsiale
raad gekies te word of sitting te neem nie.

14. Oorweging van Aansoeke.-(1) Indien 'n verkiesingsbeampte
wat 'n aansoek ontvang het, oortuig is-
*(a) dat die aansoeker bevoeg is uit hoofde van verblyf vir
registrasie in 'n afdeling binne die gebied waarvoor hy aan-
gestel is, en dat die aansoeker in ander opsigte vir registrasie
bevoeg is en in geen opsig onbevoeg is nie, neem hy met
inagneming van die bepalings van artikel agt sy naam in die
kieserslys vir daardie afdeling op en gee die aansoeker dien-
ooreenkomstig kennis;
(b) dat die aansoeker aldus bevoeg is uit hoofde van verblyf,
maar in enige ander opsig nie vir registrasie bevoeg is nie
of in enige opsig onbevoeg is, wys hy die aansoek van die
hand;
(c) dat die aansoeker nie aldus bevoeg is uit hoofde van verblyf
nie maar vir registrasie in 'n afdeling buite die gebied waar-
voor hy aangestel is, bevoeg is of mag wees uit hoofde van
verblyf, stuur hy die aansoek aan die verkiesingsbeampte vir
die gebied waarin daardie afdeling gelee is, en by ontvangs
van die aansoek deur laasbedoelde beampte, word dit geag
'n aansoek om registrasie in daardie afdeling te wees;
(d) dat daar geen afdeling is waarin die aansoeker aldus bevoeg
is uit hoofde van verblyf nie, behou hy die aansoek vir later
navraag.

(2) By die neem van 'n besluit ingevolge sub-artikel (1) ten opsigte
van 'n aansoek wat kragtens artikel elf ten behoewe van 'n nie-blanke
aansoeker in die Provinsie Kaap die Goeie Hoop onderteken is, moet die
verkiesingsbeampte wonder meer die vraag oorweeg of die onvermoe van
die aansoeker om die aansoek te onderteken al dan nie te wyte is aan
'n gebrek aan die nodige opvoedingskwalifikasie vir registrasie.

(3) Wanneer 'n verkiesingsbeampte ingevolge paragraaf (b), (c) of
(d) van sub-artikel (1) 'n besluit geneem het, moet hy die aansoeker in die
voorgeskrewe vorm van die besluit verwittig en van die rede daarvoor.
Soos gewy-ig by artikel ses, Wet No. 50 van 1948 en artikel vyf, Wet No. 55 van
1952.







15. Particulars to be Shown in Voters' List.-(1) A voters' list shall
show in each section referred to in sub-section (2), in respect of every
person whose name is included therein-
(a) the surname, in alphabetical order, and with serial number and
with the christian names immediately thereafter;
(b) the residential address;
(c) the profession, trade or occupation;
(d) in the case of non-Europeans in the Provinces of the Cape of
Good Hope and Natal-
(i) if qualification is claimed by reason of salary* or wages
or of income in which salary or wages are included, the
name and address of the employer, and if claimed by
reason of income other than salary or wages, the source
of the income; and
(ii) if qualification is claimed by reason of property, whether
it is claimed as owner, tenant or otherwise, and if as tenant,
whether as sole or joint tenant.

(2) A voters' list shall be divided into-
(a) a section containing the names of white women, which shall
be the first section thereof;
(b) a section containing the names of white males, which shall be
the second section thereof; and
(c) a section containing the names of non-Europeans, if there are
non-Europeans who are entitled to registration in the division
concerned.
(3) If a division is divided into polling districts under section forty,
the voters' list for that division shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section
(2), be compiled and printed so as to show-
(a) the names, of the voters in each polling district in serial numbers
and in alphabetical order; and
(b) in which polling district every voter is, subject to the provisions
of this Act, required to vote.

(3) bis. Any supplementary list of voters shall be drawn up so as to
comply with the preceding provisions of this section as a separate list:
Provided that-
(i) the supplementary list of voters prepared for any period after
the first supplementary period immediately following any
general registration of voters shall contain in alphabetical order
the names of all voters included in any supplementary list
prepared since the last general registration of voters whose
names have not been removed therefrom under the provisions of
section eighteen; and
Added by section six, Act No. 55 of 1952.








15. Besonderhede wat op 'n Kieserslys aangegee moet word.-(1) Op
'n kieserslys moet, in elke afdeling in sub-artikel (2) bedoel, ten aansien
van iedere person wie se naam daarin opgeneem is, aangegee word-
(a) die van, in alfabetiese orde, en met volgnommer en die voor-
name onmiddellik daarna;
(b) die woonadres;
(c) die professie, bedryf of beroep;
(d) in die geval van nie-blankes in die Provinsies Kaap die Goeie
Hoop en Natal-
(i) indien op bevoegdheid aanspraak gemaak word uit hoofde
van salaries of loon of inkomste waarby salaries of loon
inbegrepe is, die naam en adres van die werkgewer, en
indien die aanspraak gemaak word uit hoofde van ander
inkomste dan salaries of loon, die bron van die inkomste;
en
(ii) indien op bevoegdheid aanspraak gemaak word uit hoofde
van eiendom, of die aanspraak gemaak word as
eienaar, huurder of andersins, en indien as huurder of dit
gemaak word as alleenhuurder of gesamentlike huurder.
(2) 'n Kieserslys word verdeel in-
(a) 'n afdeling wat die name van blanke vrouens bevat, wat die
eerste afdeling daarvan uitmaak;
(b) 'n afdeling wat die name van blanke mans bevat wat die
tweede afdeling daarvan uitmaak; en
(c) 'n afdeling wat die name van nie-blankes bevat, as daar nie-
blankes is wat op registrasie in die betrokke kiesafdeling
geregtig is.
(3) Indien 'n afdeling kragtens artikel veertig in stemdistrikte on-
derverdeel is, word die kieserslys vir daardie afdeling, met inagneming van
die bepalings van sub-artikel (2), so opgestel en gedruk dat daarop aan-
gegee word-
(a) die name van die kiesers in elke stemdistrik in volgnommers
en in alfabetiese orde; en
(b) in welke stemdistrik elke kieser, onderworpe aan die bepalings
van hierdie Wet, sy stem moet uitbring.
*(3)bis. 'n Supplementere kieserslys word op so 'n wyse opgestel
dat dit as 'n afsonderlike lys aan die voorafgaande bepalings van hierdie
artikel voldoen: Met dien verstande dat-
(i) die supplementere lys van kiesers wat opgestel word ten opsigte
van 'n tydperk na die eerste supplementere tydperk wat
onmiddellik volg op 'n algemene registrasie van kiesers, in
alfabetiese volgorde die name bevat van alle kiesers wat in
enige supplementere lys voorkom wat sedert die jongste
algemene registrasie van kiesers opgestel is en wie se name
nie daaruit ingevolge die bepalings van artikel agtien geskrap
is nie; en
Toegevoeg by artikel ses, Wet No. 55 van 1952.








(ii) whenever the voters' list is printed in terms of section twenty-
five any supplementary list may be incorporated with the list
of voters framed in the course of a general registration.
(4) At the end of every voters' list a certificate that the list has been
checked and is correct shall be signed and dated by the electoral officer
responsible for the compilation of that list.

16. Alteration of Registration as a Result of Permanent Change in
Qualification by Residence.-(1) Whenever there has been a permanent
change in the place of residence, home, place of business, office or branch
business with reference to which a voter who has been registered in any
division became qualified by residence, he may, on the expiry of two
months thereafter, notify the electoral officer for the area in which that
division is situate, of the change.
(2) The provisions of sections ten, eleven and twelve shall mutatis
mutandis apply in respect of any such notification.
t(3) On receipt of any such notification the electoral officer shall,
if he is satisfied that there has been a permanent change as described in
sub-section (1), and that the voter would, if his name-is removed from
the voters' list, not be qualified by residence for registration in the same
division, had the notification been an application for registration, remove
his name from the voters list for the division in question, or cause it to be
removed, and thereupon the notification shall be deemed to be an applica-
tion for registration in the appropriate division received by the electoral
officer, and shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of section
fourteen. Provided that, if on investigation it is found that the person
forwarding such notification is not registered as a voter at the address stated
by him in the said notification, unless the prescribed form of application to
be registered as a voter duly completed has been annexed to the said noti-
fication, the electoral officer shall, in terms of the provisions of section
thirty, require such person to complete and forward to him the prescribed
form of application to be registered as a voter, which shall be dealt with
in accordance with the provisions of section fourteen.

17. Returns by District Registrars of Births and Deaths, Clerks and
Registrars of Court and Superintendents at Mental Institutions.-(1) Every
district registrar of births and deaths shall, subject to the provisions of sub-
section (4), not later than the tenth day of every month, transmit to the
electoral officer for the area in which the death has taken place, a return
in the prescribed form containing the prescribed particulars concerning
every adult male and adult white female whose death was registered by
him during the preceding month; and the electoral officer shall transmit to
the chief electoral officer a return of all such persons whose names do not
appear upon a voters' list for any division in the area for which the
electoral officer has been appointed.
As amended by section seven, Act No. 55 of 1952.
t As amended by section seven, Act No. 50 of 1948.









(ii) wanneer ook al 'n kieserslys ingevolge artikel vyf-en-twintig
gedruk word, 'n supplementgre lys ingelyf kan word by die
kieserslys wat in die loop van 'n algemene registrasie
opgestel is.
(4) Aan die end van elke kieserslys word 'n sertifikaat dat die lys
nagesien en juis is, deur die verkiesingsbeampte wat vir die opstel van
daardie lys verantwoordelik is, onderteken en gedagteken.

16. Wysiging van Registrasie as gevolg van Blywende Verandering
in Bevoegdheid nit Hoofde van Verblyf.-(1) So dikwels daar 'n blywende
verandering plaasgevind het in die verblyfplek, woonplek, besigheidsplek,
kantoor of besigheidstak met betrekking tot welke 'n kieser wat in 'n
afdeling geregistreer is, bevoegd geword het uit hoofde van verblyf, kan
hy by verloop van twee maande daarna, die verkiesingsbeampte vir die
gebied waarin daardie afdeling gelee is, van die verandering kennis gee.
(2) Die bepalings van artikels tien, elf en twaalf is mutatis mutandis
ten opsigte van so 'n kennisgewing van toepassing.

t(3) By ontvangs van so 'n kennisgewing moet die verkiesings-
beampte, as hy oortuig is dat daar 'n blywende verandering soos in sub-
artikel (1) beskryf, plaasgevind het, en dat die kieser, as sy naam uit die
kieserslys verwyder word, nie uit hoofde van verblyf vir registrasie in
dieselfde afdeling bevoeg sou wees as die kennisgewing 'n aansoek om
registrasie was nie, sy naam uit die kieserslys vir die betrokke afdeling
verwyder of dit laat verwyder, en daarop word die kennisgewing geag
'n aansoek om registrasie in die paslike afdeling te wees, wat die
verkiesingsbeampte ontvang het, en word ooreenkomstig die bepalings
van artikel veertien daarmee gehandel: Met dini verstande dat indien
dit na ondersoek gevind word dat iemand wat so 'n kennisgewing
aanstuur nie as 'n kieser by die adres deur horn in genoemde kennis-
gewing gemeld geregistreer is nie, tensy die voorgeskrewe aansoekvorm
rom registrasie as 'n kieser behoorlik voltooi by genoemde kennisgewing
aangeheg is, die verkiesingsbeampte ooreenkomstig die bepalings van
artikel dertig, so iemand aansi om die voorgeskrewe vorm van aansoek
om registrasie as kieser, wat dan ooreenkomstig die bepalings van artikel
veertien behandel word, te voltooi en aan horn te stuur.

17. Opgawes deur Distriksregistrateurs van Geboortes en Sterf-
gevalle, Griffiers en Klerke van Howe en Bestuurders van Inrigtings vir
Sielsiekes.-(1) Elke distriksregistrateur van geboortes en sterfgevalle moet,
behoudens die by sub-artikel (4) bepaalde, nie later nie dan die tiende
dag van elke maand, na die verkiesingsbeampte vir die gebied waarin die
dood plaasgevind het, 'n opgaaf in die voorgeskrewe vorm instuur wat
die voorgeskrewe besonderhede bevat omtrent elke sterfgeval van 'n vol-
wasse man of volwasse blanke vrou wat hy gedurende die vorige maand
geregistreer het, en die verkiesingsbeampte moet na die hoofverkiesings-
beampte 'n opgawe instuur van alle person wie se name in eersbedoelde
opgawe opgeneem is en nie op 'n kiesersly vir 'n afdeling binne die gebied
waarvoor die verkiesingsbeampte aangestel is, verskyn nie.

Soos gewysig by artikel sewe, Wet No. 55 van 1952.
t Soos gewysig by artikel sewe, Wet No. 50 van 1948.

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(2) The registrar or clerk of any court which-
(a) imposes on any adult male or adult white female a sentence
or makes an order which would render any such person unquali-
fied for registration or disqualified for continuance of registra-
tion or incapable of voting at any election; or
(b) declares any person incapable during any period of being regis-
tered or of voting at any election;
(c) declares any person to be mentally disordered or defective,
shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), not later than the tenth
day of the month following the month in which the sentence was imposed
or the declaration was made, or if the conviction, sentence or declaration
is brought under review or is appealed against, not later than the tenth
day of the month following the month in which it is confirmed on review
or appeal, as the case may be, transmit to the chief electoral officer a return
in the prescribed form containing the prescribed particulars concerning that
person.

(3) The superintendent of every institution as defined in section
eighty-seven of the Mental Disorders Act, 1916 (Act No. 38 of 1916),
shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), not later than the tenth
day of every month, transmit to the chief electoral officer a return in the
prescribed form containing the prescribed particulars concerning every
adult male and adult white female who had been detained in the institution
under an order of court declaring such person to be mentally disordered
or defective and was discharged during the previous month as a patient
who has recovered.
(4) The provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) shall not apply
in respect of any non-European who, at the time of his death, or of the
sentence or declaration, or of his admission to the institution, as the case
may be, has his usual place of residence in the Province of the Transvaal
or of the Orange Free State.

(5) Upon receipt of a return under sub-section (1) or (2), the
chief electoral officer shall cause to be ascertained whether or not any
person whose name is included therein, is registered and if any such
person appears to be registered he shall notify the electoral officer concerned
of the inclusion of the name of that person in the return.

(6) Upon receipt of a return under sub-section (3), the chief
electoral officer shall cause to be ascertained whether or not the name of
any person whose name is included therein has been removed from a
voters' list because he has been declared mentally disordered or defective,
and if the name of any such person appears to have been so removed, he
shall notify the electoral officer concerned of the inclusion of the name of
that person in the return.









(2) Die griffier of klerk van 'n hof wat-
(a) 'n volwasse man of 'n volwasse blanke vrou 'n straf oplM of 'n
bevel gee wat so 'n person onbevoeg sou maak vir registrasie
of onbevoeg om geregistreer te bly of om by 'n verkiesing 'n
stem uit te bring; of
(b) 'n person onbevoeg verklaar om gedurende enige tydperk
geregistreer te word of om by 'n verkiesing 'n stem uit te
bring; of
(c) 'n person geestelik gekrenk of gebrekkig verklaar,

moet, behoudens die by sub-artikel (4) bepaalde, nie later nie dan die
tiende dag van die maand wat volg op die maand waarin die straf opgele
of die verklaring gedoen is, of as die skuldbevinding, straf of verklaring
in hersiening geneem word of as daarteen in ho&r beroep gegaan word,
dan nie later nie dan die tiende dag van die maand wat volg op die
maand waarin dit by hersiening of appel, na gelang van die geval,
bekragtig word, na die hoofverkiesingsbeampte 'n opgaaf in die voor-
geskrewe vorm instuur wat die voorgeskrewe besonderhede omtrent
daardie person bevat.

(3) Die bestuurder van elke inrigting soos in artikel sewen-en-
tagtig van die ,, Wet op Geestesgebreken, 1916" (Wet No. 38 van 1916),
omskryf, moet, behoudens die by sub-artikel (4) bepaalde, nie later nie dan
die tiende dag van elke maand, na die hoofverkiesingsbeampte 'n opgaaf
in die voorgeskrewe vorm instuur wat die voorgeskrewe besonderhede bevat
omtrent elke volwasse man en volwasse blanke vrou wat ingevolge 'n
geregtelike bevel waarby bedoelde person geestelik gekrenk of gebrekkig
verklaar word, in die inrigting aangehou was en gedurende die vorige
maand as 'n herstelde pasient ontslaan is.

(4) Die bepalings van sub-artikels (1), (2) en (3) is nie van toepassing
nie ten opsigte van 'n nie-blanke wat, ten tyde van sy dood, of van die
straf of verklaring, of van sy opname in die inrigting, na gelang van
die geval, sy gewone verblyfplek in die Provinsie Transvaal of Oranje-
Vrystaat het.

(5) By ontvangs van 'n opgaaf ingevolge sub-artikel (1) of (2), laat
die hoofverkiesingsbeampte vasstel of enige person wie se naam daarin
opgeneem is al dan nie geregistreer is, en as enige sodanige person
blyk geregistreer te wees, stel hy die betrokke verkiesingsbeampte daarvan
in kennis dat die naam van daardie person in die opgaaf opgeneem is.

(6) By ontvangs van 'n opgaaf ingevolge sub-artikel (3), laat die:
hoofverkiesingsbeampte vasstel of die naam van enige person wie se
naam daarin opgeneem is al dan nie uit 'n kieserslys verwyder is omdat
hy geestelik gekrenk of gebrekkig verklaar is, en as die naam van so 'n
person aldus verwyder blyk te gewees het, stel hy die betrokke ver-
kiesingsbeampte daarvan in kennis dat die naam van daardie persoon
in die opgaaf opgeneem is.








18. Amendment of Voters' List by Electoral Officer.-(1) Subject to
the provisions of sub-sections (2), (3) and (4), the electoral officer shall, if
he is satisfied as to the relative facts, amend the voters' list for any
division in the area for which he has been appointed by-
(a) correcting any mistake, supplying any omission, or recording
any change in the particulars of the registration of any person;
t (b) after ascertaining, by virtue of the provisions of section thirty,
that a person has ceased to be permanently resident in the
electoral division in which he is registered, subject to the
provisions of paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of section
thirteen, transferring him to the list in respect of the electoral
division to which he has moved, or by removing the name of
any person who has left the Union with the intention of not
returning thereto;
(c) removing the name of any person who, according to a return
or notification under sub-section (1) or (5) of section seventeen,
is dead or disqualified for continuance of registration;
(d) restoring the name of any person referred to in paragraph (c),
who has ceased to be so disqualified or restoring the name of
any person in pursuance of a notification under sub-section (6)
of the said section;
(e) removing any superfluous entry where the name of the same
person appears more than once in the same voters' list or in
voters' lists for more than one division;
(f) removing the name of any person who is not a Union national
or is under the age of twenty-one years, or who would other-
wise not be qualified to be registered, should he complete an
application for registration on the date of the removal;
(g) removing the name of any person in respect of whom an
objection has been lodged under section twenty-two and has
been upheld; or
t (h) adding the name of any person which was wrongly omitted in
the course of any registration in terms of section eight.

f (2) An electoral officer shall not amend the voter's list concerned
in terms of sub-section (1) from the day on which a nomination court
will sit in terms of the relative proclamation issued under section thirty-five
or eighty-eight up to polling day, both days inclusive: Provided that
if an electoral officer is satisfied that the name of any person has
inadvertently been omitted or removed from a voters' list, or has been
inserted in the voters' list for a polling district or a division other than
that in which it should have been inserted and in which the said person
is entitled to be registered, such electoral officer shall make the proper
amendment to the voters' list, in relation to such omission or removal or
incorrect insertion, at any time up to seven days before polling day.

As amended by section eight, Act No. 50 of 1948.
t As amended by section eight, Act No. 55 of 1952.







18. Wysiging van Kieserslys deur Verkiesingsbeampte.-(1) Behou-
dens die bepalings van sub-artikels (2), (3) en (4), moet 'n verkiesings-
beampte, indien hy oortuig is ten opsigte van die feite wat ter sake is,
die kieserslys vir 'n afdeling in die gebied waarvoor hy aangestel is,
wysig deur-
(a) 'n fout in die besonderhede van die registrasie van enige
person te verbeter, 'n weglating daarin aan te vul of 'n ver-
andering daarin aan te teken;
t (b) na vasstelling uit kragte van die bepalings van artikel dertig
dat 'n person nie langer permanent woonagtig is in die
kiesafdeling waarin hy geregistreer is nie, onderworpe aan die
bepalings van paragraaf (a) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel
dertien, horn oor te plaas na die lys ten opsigte van die kies-
afdeling waarheen hy verhuis het of deur die naam van enige
person te verwyder wat die Unie verlaat het met die
bedoeling om nie daarheen terug te keer nie;
(c) die naam van 'n person wat, volgens 'n opgawe of kennis-
gewing ingevolge sub-artikel (1) of (5) van artikel sewentien,
oorlede is of onbevoeg is om geregistreer te bly, te verwyder;
(d) die naam van 'n in paragraaf (c) bedoelde person, wat nie
langer aldus onbevoeg is nie, op die lys te herstel, of die
naam van enige person na aanleiding van 'n kennisgewing
ingevolge sub-artikel (6) van genoemde artikel, op die lys
te herstel;
(e) 'n oortollige inskrywing te verwyder, waar die naam van die
selfde person meer dan eenmaal in dieselfde kieserslys of in
kieserslyste vir meer dan een afdeling voorkom;
(f) die naam te verwyder van enige person wat nie 'n Unie-
staatsburger is nie of benede die leeftyd van een-en-twintig
jaar is, of wat andersins, as hy op die datum van die ver-
wydering 'n aansvek om registrasie sou voltooi, nie bevoeg
sou wees om geregistreer te word nie;
(g) die naam te verwyder van enige person ten aansien van wie
'n beswaar kragtens artikel twee-en-twintig ingelewer en geldig
verklaar is; of
t (h) die naam van 'n person by te voeg wat in die loop van 'n
registrasie ingevolge artikel agt verkeerdelik weggelaat is.
t(2) Varaf die dag waarop 'n nominasiehof sitting sal hou ingevolge
die betrokke proklamasie kragtens artikel vyf-en-dertig of agt-en-tagtig
uitgevaardig, tot en met die stemdag, wysig 'n verkiesingsbeampte nie die
betrokke kieserslys ooreenkomstig sub-artikel (1) nie: Met dien verstande
dat, indien 'n verkiesingsbeampte oortuig is dat die naam van 'n person
per abuis uit 'n kieserslys weggelaat of verwyder is, of in 'n kieserslys
opgeneem is vir 'n ander stemdistrik of afdeling dan die waarin dit
opgeneem moes gewees het, en waarin genoemde person tot registrasie
geregtig is, daardie verkiesingsbeampte die juiste wysiging met betrekking
tot so 'n weglating of verwydering of verkeerde opname te eniger tyd tot
sewe dae voor die stemdag in die kieserslys moet aanbring.

Soos gewysig by artikel agt, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel agt, Wet No. 55 van 1952.







(3) Before removing the name of any person from the voters' list,
or restoring or adding it thereto, the electoral officer shall, by such means
as are practicable, satisfy himself that the name relates to the person
concerned.
(4) If under sub-section (1) the electoral officer removes from a
voters' list a name which is not the name of a fictitious person or of a
person who has died, he shall inform the person concerned, by a notice
in the prescribed form directed to the address of that person as shown
in the voters' list.

19. How Amendments of Voters' Lists to be Made.-Whenever the
electoral officer has decided to remove the name of any person from,
or to restore or add the name of any person to any voters' list, or to correct
any mistake or supply any omission therein, he shall make the requisite
alteration in ink in his official copy of the list and initial the alteration,
and, in the case of a removal, restoration or addition, shall clearly indicate
the same and state the -reason for the alteration opposite to the name
removed, restored or added.

20. Returns of Amendments by Electoral Officers to Chief Electoral
Officer, Magistrates and Representatives of Political Parties.-The electoral
officer shall within ten days after the end of each month furnish to the
chief electoral officer a return of all amendments made by him under
section eighteen during the preceding month, and shall at the same time
supply one copy of each such return to the magistrate of every district
wherein a division in the area for which the electoral officer has been
appointed, or any portion of such a division, is situated (other than the
magistrate in the town or city where the office of the electoral officer is
situated), one copy to every officer in charge of a police station in such a
division, and one copy to the authorized representative of each political
party or group in the said area, one of whose objects it is to promote the
election of candidates representing such party or group.

21. Copy of Voters' List to be Kept for Inspection.-A copy of the
voters' list for a division shall be kept for inspection by the public at the
magistrate's office of every district wherein that division or any portion
thereof is situated (except the magistrate's office in the town or city where
the office of the electoral officer is situated), at the office of the electoral
officer for the area in which that division is situated and at every police
station in that division, and any person desiring to inspect or take copies of,
or extracts from, that list shall, during office hours, be entitled, without
payment, to do so.

22. Objections.-(1) The inclusion or retention of any name in, the
restoration or addition of any name to, and the removal of any name from
a voters' list may be objected to by any voter at any time by lodging with
the electoral officer for the area concerned an objection in the prescribed
form.

As amended by section nine, Act No. 50 of 1948.






(3) Alvorens die naam van enige person uit die kieserslys te ver-
wyder, of dit daarop te herstel of by te voeg, moet die verkiesingsbeampte
hor deur sulke middle as wat uitvoerbaar is daarvan vergewis dat die
naam op die betrokke person betrekking het.
(4) Indien die verkiesingsbeampte kragtens sub-artikel (1) 'n naam
uit 'n kieserslys verwyder wat nie die naam van 'n denkbeeldige of
afgestorwe person is nie, moet hy die betrokke person by kennisgewing
in die voorgeskrewe vorm gerig aan die adres van daardie person soos op
die kieserslys aangegee, daarvan verwittig.

19. Hoe Wysigings van Kieserslyste aangebring moet word.-Wan-
neer die verkiesingsbeampte besluit het om die naam van enige person
uit 'n kieserslys te verwyder of om die naam van enige person daarop
te herstel of by te voeg of om 'n fout daarin te verbeter of om 'n weglating
daarin aan te vul, moet hy die nodige verandering op sy amptelike
afskrif van die lys in ink aanbring en die verandering parafeer, en in die
geval van 'n verwydering, herstel of byvoeging, moet hy dit duidelik
aandui en teenoor die verwyderde, herstelde of bygevoegde naam die rede
vir die verandering vermeld.

20. Opgawes van Wysigings denr Verkiesingsbeamptes aan Hoof-
verkiesingsbeampte, Magistrate en Verteenwoordigers van Politieke Partye.
Die verkiesingsbeampte moet binne tien dae na die end van elke maand
aan die hoofverkiesingsbeampte 'n opgaaf verstrek van alle wysigings
wat hy gedurende die vorige maand kragtens artikel agtien' aangebring
het, en moet terselfdertyd een afskrif van elke sodanige opgaaf verstrek
aan die magistraat van elke distrik waarin 'n afdeling in die gebied
waarvoor die verkiesingsbeampte aangestel is, of 'n gedeelte van so 'n
afdeling, gelee is (behalwe die magistraat in die dorp of stad waar die
kantoor van die verkiesingsbeampte gelee is), een afskrif van elke
beampte aan die hoof van 'n polisiepos in so 'n afdeling, asook een
afskrif aan die gemagtigde verteenwoordiger van elke politieke party
of groep in genoemde gebied, een van wie se oogmerke dit is om die
verkiesing van candidate wat bedoelde party of groep verteenwoordig,
te bevorder.

21. Afskrif van Kieserslys moet vir insage gehou word.-'n Afskrif
van die kieserslys vir 'n afdeling moet vir insage deur die publiek gehou
word by die magistraatskantoor van elke distrik waarin daardie afdeling
of 'n gedeelte daarvan gelee is (behalwe die magistraatskantoor in die
dorp of stad waar die kantoor van die verkiesingsbeampte geled is), by
die kantoor van die verkiesingsbeampte vir die gebied waarin daardie
afdeling gelee is, asook by elke polisiepos in daardie afdeling, en enige
person wat verlang om daardie lys in te sien of om afskrifte daarvan
of uittreksels daaruit te maak, het die reg om dit sonder betaling gedu-
rende kantoorure te doen.

22. Besware.-(1) Enige kieser kan te eniger tyd beswaar opper
teen die opname, behoud, herstel, byvoeging of verwydering van 'n naam
in, op of uit 'n kieserslys, deur by die verkiesingsbeampte vir die betrokke
gebied 'n beswaar in die voorgeskrewe vorm in te lewer.

Soos gewysig by artikel nege, Wet No. 50 van 1948.






(2) When an objection is lodged under sub-section (1) against the
inclusion or retention of any name in, or the restoration or addition of
any name to, a voters' list, the electoral officer shall (unless he is satisfied
that the ground of the objection is not a ground on which a name could
be removed or excluded from a voters' list) forthwith by registered post
notify the person whose registration is objected to, of the nature of the
objection, and that he may make representations to the electoral officer
in regard thereto, within a period of twenty-one days after the date of
the notice.
(3) Whenever an objection is lodged under sub-section (1) with the
electoral officer for a division in the Province of the Cape of Good Hope
or Natal against the inclusion or retention in or the restoration or addition
to the voters' list for that division of the name of any person on the
ground that that person has not complied with the requirements prescribed
by any law-
(a) in regard to the occupation of any building or premises, or the
receipt of any salary or wages, or his ability to sign his name
and write his address and occupation, if that division is in the
Province of the Cape of Good Hope; or
(b) in regard to the possession or renting of immovable property,
or the receipt of a specified income, if that division is in the
Province of Natal,
that person shall be registered or his name shall be retained on the
voters' list, as the case may be, only if he appears in person (if the
objection relates to his inability to sign his name and to write his address
and occupation) or if he appears in person or by an agent authorized by
his in writing [if the objection relates to any other ground specified in
paragraph (a) or (b)] within the period referred to in sub-section (2), before
the electoral officer or a magistrate authorized thereto by him in writing,
and refutes the objection and establishes his right to be registered:
Provided that if any objection relates to the ability of such person to
sign his name and write his address and occupation, and it is shown to the
satisfaction of the electoral officer that he has been or will be prevented
by sufficient cause from so appearing in person, the electoral officer shall
take such steps as he may think fit to satisfy himself as to whether that
person is or is not able to sign his name, and to write his address and
occupation.

(4) When an objection has been lodged under sub-section (1), the
electoral officer shall, upon expiration of the period referred to in sub-
section (2), if that sub-section applies, and completion of the steps (if any)
taken under the proviso to sub-section (3), determine the objection.

23. Appeals.-(1) If any person-
(a) whose application has been disallowed; or
(b) who has objected to the removal of his name from a voters'
list; or

As amended by section ten, Act No. 50 of 1948.






(2) Wanneer kragtens sub-artikel (1) 'n beswaar ingelewer is teen
die opname van 'n naam in, of die behoud, herstel of byvoeging van 'n
naam op 'n kieserslys, moet die verkiesingsbeampte (tensy hy oortuig is
dat die ground vir die beswaar nie 'n ground is waarop 'n naam uit 'n
kieserslys verwyder of geweer kan word nie) onverwyld die person teen
wie se registrasie beswaar geopper word, per geregistreerde pos van die
aard van die beswaar in kennis stel, en dat hy binne 'n tydperk van een-
en-twintig dae na die datum van die kennisgewing, vertoe met betrekking
tot die beswaar aan die verkiesingsbeampte kan rig.
(3) Wanneer kragtens sub-artikel (1) by die verkiesingsbeampte
vir 'n afdeling in die Provinsie Kaap die Goeie Hoop of Natal 'n beswaar
ingelewer is teen die opname in of die behoud, herstel of byvoeging op
die kieserslys vir daardie afdeling van die naam van 'n person op ground
daarvan dat daardie person nie voldoen het nie aan die wetlik voor-
geskrewe vereistes-
(a) betreffende die bewoning van 'n gebou of perseel, of die ont-
vangs van salaries of loon, of sy vermoe om sy naam te teken
en sy adres en beroep neer te skryf, as daardie afdeling in
die Provinsie Kaap die Goeie Hoop is; of
(b) betreffende die besit of huur van onroerende goed, of die
ontvang van 'n aangegewe inkomste, as daardie afdeling in die
Provinsie Natal is,
word daardie person alleen geregistreer of word sy naam, na gelang van
die geval, alleen op die kieserslys behou as hy binne die in sub-artikel (2)
bedoelde tydperk, in eie person (waar die beswaar betrekking het op sy
onvermoa om sy naam te teken en sy adres en beroep neer te skryf), of
in eie person of deur 'n skriftelik deur hor gemagtigde verteenwoordiger
[waar die beswaar betrekking het op enige ander in paragraaf (a) of (b)
vermelde ground voor die verkiesingsbeampte verskyn of voor 'n skriftelik
deur hor daartoe gemagtigde magistraat, en die beswaar weerle en sy
reg om geregistreer te wees, bewys: Met dien verstande dat indien 'n
beswaar betrekking het op die vermoS van bedoelde person om sy naam
te teken en sy adres en beroep neer te skryf en dit aan die verkiesings-
beampte oortuigend bewys word dat hy deur 'n voldoende oorsaak ver-
hinder is of sal word om aldus in eie person te verskyn, die verkiesings-
beampte die stappe moet doen wat hy wenslik ag om hom te vergewis
of daardie person al dan nie in staat is om sy naam te teken en sy adres
en beroep neer te skryf.
(4) Wanneer kragtens sub-artikel (1) 'n beswaar ingelewer is, moet
die verkiesingsbeampte, by verloop van die in sub-artikel (2) bedoelde
tydperk, as daardie sub-artikel van toepassing is, en voltooiing van die
stappe (as daar is) kragtens die voorbehoudsbepaling by sub-artikel (3)
gedoen, oor die beswaar besluit.

23. Appelle.-(1) Indien iemand-
(a) wie se aansoek van die hand gewys is; of
(b) wat beswaar geopper het teen die verwydering van sy naam
uit 'n kieserslys; of

Soos gewysig by artikel tien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.






(c) the inclusion or retention of whose name in or the restoration
or addition of whose name to a voters' list has been objected
to; or
(d) who has objected to the inclusion or retention of the name
of any other person in, its restoration or addition to, or its
removal from, a voters' list,
is not satisfied with the decision of the electoral officer, he may, within
fourteen days of being notified of the decision, appeal to the chief electoral
officer, who shall decide the matter on the evidence on which the decision
of the electoral officer is based, and on such further evidence as may be
obtained by or submitted to him.
(2) The decision of the chief electoral officer shall, subject to the
provisions of section twenty-four, be final.

24. Statement of Case for Decision by a Judge.-(1) The chief
electoral officer shall, at the request of any person who has appealed under
sub-section (1) of section twenty-three, and is not satisfied with his decision,
transmit a statement of the case to the registrar of the court to be sub-
mitted to a judge in chambers.
(2) A statement referred to in sub-section (1) shall be signed by the
chief electoral officer and by the party at whose request it is submitted.
(3) The judge to whom the statement is submitted may, on applica-
tion of the chief electoral officer, before considering the statement, order
the party at whose request it is submitted, to furnish security for any costs
allowed against him, and if he fails to furnish such security, the statement
shall be deemed to have been withdrawn from the decision of the judge.
(4) The said judge may, if the statement appears to him to be
defective, call for further information and may give such decision and
make such order as to costs, as he may think fit.
(5) The registrar of the court shall forward to the chief electoral
officer, to the electoral officer and to the party at whose request the
statement has been submitted, a certified copy of the decision of the court.
(6) There shall be no appeal against any decision given by a judge
under this section, except to the Appellate Division, and then only if the
Appellate Division has given special leave to appeal.

25. When Voters' Lists to be Printed.-The voters' lists as prepared
and amended from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this
Act, shall be printed not later than two months before every general
election following upon the dissolution of the House of Assembly or of a
provincial council by effluxion of time, and at such other times as the
chief electoral officer considers necessary, or as the Minister may direct.

26. Copies of Printed Lists.-As soon as any voters' list for any
division has been printed, any person shall be entitled to obtain, on pay-
ment of such charges and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed,
a reasonable number of copies of that list.







(c) teen die opname van wie se naam in, of die behoud, herstel of
byvoeging van wie se naam op 'n kieserslys beswaar geopper
is; of
(d) wat beswaar geopper het teen die opname van die naam van
'n ander person in, die behoud, herstel of byvoeging daarvan
op, of die verwydering daarvan uit 'n kieserslys,
beswaard voel deur die besluit van die verkiesingsbeampte, kan hy hor
binne veertien dae nadat hy van die besluit in kennis gestel is, op die
hoofverkiesingsbeampte beroep, en hy besluit oor die saak op die getuienis
waarop die besluit van die verkiesingsbeampte berus, en op die verdere
getuienis wat hy mag inwin of wat aan horn voorgele mag word.
(2) Behoudens die by artikel vier-en-twintig bepaalde, is die
besluit van die hoofverkiesingsbeampte afdoende.

24. Gestelde Saak vir uitwysing deur Regter.-(1) Op versoek van
iemand wat kragtens sub-artikel (1) van artikel drie-en-twintig in hour
beroep gegaan het en beswaard voel deur sy besluit, stuur die hoofver-
kiesingsbeampte 'n gestelde saak aan die griffier van die hof ter voor-
legging aan 'n regter in camera.
(2) 'n In sub-artikel (1) bedoelde gestelde saak word deur die hoof-
verkiesingsbeampte onderteken asook deur die party op versoek van wie
dit voorgele word.
(3) Die regter aan wie die saak voorgele word kan, op aansoek van
die hoofverkiesingsbeampte, alvorens die saak te oorweeg, die party op
versoek van wie dit voorgel8 word, beveel om sekerheid te stel vir koste
wat teen horn toegestaan mag word, en as hy versuim om die sekerheid
te stel, word die saak geag aan die beslissing van die regter onttrek te
wees.
(4) Genoemde regter kan, as die gestelde saak horn gebrekkig voor-
kom, nadere inligting vorder, en kan na goeddunke 'n beslissing gee,
asook 'n bevel insake koste.
(5) Die griffier van die hof stuur 'n gesertifiseerde afskrif van die
beslissing van die hof aan die hoofverkiesingsbeampte, aan die verkiesings-
beampte en aan die party op versoek van wie die saak voorgele is.
(6) Teen die beslissing deur 'n regter kragtens hierdie artikel gegee,
is daar geen appel nie, dan alleen na die Afdeling van Appel, en dan
slegs as die Afdeling van Appel spesiale verlof tot appll verleen het.

25. Wanneer Kieserslyste gedruk moet word.--Die kieserslyste, soos
ooreenkomstig die bepalings van hierdie Wet opgestel en van tyd tot tyd
gewysig, word gedruk nie later nie dan twee maande voor elke algemene
verkiesing wat volg op 'n ontbinding van die Volksraad of van 'n provin-
siale raad deur tydsverloop, en op die ander tye wat die hoofverkiesings-
beampte nodig ag of wat die Minister mag gelas.

26. Afskrifte van Gedrukte Lyste.-Sodra 'n kieserslys vir 'n
afdeling gedruk is, bet enige person die reg om, teen betaling van die
gelde en onderworpe aan die voorwaardes wat voorgeskryf mag word, 'n
redelike aantal eksemplare van daardie lys te verkry.







27. Adjustment of Voters' Lists on Alteration of Electoral Divisions.
(1) If by reason of any new delimitation of divisions in accordance with
sections forty-one, forty-two and seventy-one of the South Africa Act,
1909, any portion of a division as existing before the delimitation, is
allocated to another division, the chief electoral officer or administrator
concerned, as the case may be, shall, as circumstances require, cause to
be compiled from the voters' lists prepared on the basis of the last previous
delimitation, voters' lists for the altered divisions.
(2) Such voters' lists for the altered divisions shall not come into,
operation until the next general election of the House of Assembly or of
the provincial council, as the case may be.
(3) The voters' lists first referred to in sub-section (1) shall be
retained and shall be the lists to be used at elections to fill casual vacancies
in the House of Assembly or the provincial council, as the case may be,
until the alteration of the divisions comes into operation at the next
general election of the House of Assembly or of the provincial council.

28. Adjustment of Voters' Lists where Assembly Divisions not Co-
terminous with Provincial Divisions.-(1) Whenever the divisions for the
House of Assembly are not co-terminous with the divisions for the
provincial council, the administrator shall cause all necessary steps to be
taken to compile from the appropriate voters' lists for the first-mentioned
divisions, correct voters' lists for the provincial divisions, and such last-
mentioned lists shall be the voters' lists for the elections of the provincial
council.
(2) Electoral officers shall carry out the instructions of the adminis-
trator with regard to the compilation of such last-mentioned lists.

29. Comparison of Voters' Lists by Chief Electoral Officer.-(1) The
chief electoral officer shall cause the several voters' lists to be compared
for the purpose of ensuring that no person shall be registered more than
once in the same division or in more than one division and if, after due
enquiry, he is satisfied that any person is registered more than once
in the same division or in more than one division, he shall cause the
name of that person to be removed from every list in which it should not
appear.
*(2) The provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4) of section eighteen,
sub-sections (1), (2) and (4) of section twenty-two and section twenty-four
shall mutatis mutandis apply, in connection with the removal of a name
under sub-section (1).

30. Powers of Electoral Officers.-An electoral officer may by notice
in writing at any time require any person, whether registered or not, to
furnish on the prescribed form or otherwise, and in the manner and within
the period (not being less than ten days) specified in the notice, such
particulars as may be prescribed or as the electoral officer may specify in
the notice, as to the identity, age, nationality, qualification by residence,
qualification by reason of property, salary, wages or income, or any other
matter relevant to the registration, of such person or of any other person.
As amended by section eleven, Act No. 50 of 1948.








27. In Orde bring van Kieserslyste na verandering van Kies-
afdelings.-(1) Indien weens 'n nuwe afbakening van afdelings ooreen-
komstig artikels een-en-veertig, twee-en-veertig en een-en-sewentig van die
,, Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 ", 'n gedeelte van 'n afdeling soos dit voor die
afbakening bestaan het, aan 'n ander afdeling toegewys word, laat die
hoofverkiesingsbeampte of die betrokke administrateur, na gelang van die
geval, uit die kieserslyste wat op die grondslag van die laaste vooraf-
gaande afbakening opgestel is, na gelang van omstandighede kieserslyste
vir die veranderde afdelings opstel.
(2) Sulke kieserslyste vir die veranderde afdelings tree nie voor
die volgende algemene verkiesing van die Volksraad of van die provin-
siale raad, na gelang van die geval, in working nie.
(3) Die in sub-artikel (1) bedoelde kieserslyste word behou en is
die lyste wat by verkiesings ter aanvulling van tussentydse vakatures in
die Volksraad of die provinsiale raad, na gelang van die geval, gebruik
moet word, totdat die verandering van afdelings by die volgende algemene
verkiesing van die Volksraad of van die provinsiale raad in working tree.

28. In orde bring van Kieserslyste waar Volksraadafdelings nie met
Provinsiale Afdelings saamval nie.-(1) Wanneer die afdelings vir die
Volkraad nie met die afdelings vir die provinsiale raad saamval nie, laat
die administrateur al die nodige stappe doen om uit die paslike kieserslyste
vir eersbedoelde afdelings, juiste kieserslyste vir die provinsiale kiesafdelings
op te stel, en laasbedoelde lyste is die kieserslyste vir die verkiesings van
die provinsiale raad.
(2) Verkiesingsbeamptes moet die bevele van die administrateur
uitvoer met betrekking tot die opstel van laasbedoelde lyste.

29. Vergelyking van Kieserslyste deur Hoofverkiesingsbeampte.-
(1) Die hoofverkiesingsbeampte laat die onderskeie kieserslyste vergelyk
ten einde te verseker dat niemand meer dan eenmaal in dieselfde afdeling
of in meer dan een afdeling geregistreer is nie, en indien hy, na behoorlike
ondersoek, oortuig is dat iemand meer dan eenmaal in dieselfde afdeling
of in meer dan een afdeling geregistreer is, laat hy die naam van so
iemand verwyder uit elke lys waarin dit nie behoort voor te kom nie.
*(2) Die bepalings van sub-artikels (3) en (4) van artikel agtien,
sub-artikels (1), (2) en (4) van artikel twee-en-twintig en artikel vier-en
twintig is mutatis mutandis is verband met die verwydering van 'n naam
kragtens sub-artikel (1) van toepassing.

30. Magte van Verkiesingsbeamptes.-'n Verkiesingsbeampte kan te
eniger tyd enige person, onverskillig of hy geregistreer is al dan nie,
by skriftelike kennisgewing aans6 om op die voorgeskrewe vorm of ander-
sins, en op die wyse en binne die tydperk (wat minstens tien dae moet
wees), in die kennisgewing vermeld, die besonderhede te verstrek wat
voorgeskryf mag word of wat die verkiesingsbeampte in die kennisgewing
mag aandui, betreffende die identiteit, leeftyd, burgerskap, bevoegdheid
uit hoofde van verblyf, bevoedheid uit hoofde van eiendom, salaries, loon
of inkomste of enige ander aangeleentheid wat ter sake is by die regi-
strasie, van bedoelde person of van enige ander person.
Soos gewysig by artikel elf, Wet No. 50 van 1948.









31. Voters' Lists not Invalidated by Reason of Errors.--If through
accident, inadvertence or oversight, anything required by law to be done
in the preparation of any voters' list is erroneously done or omitted to be
done, the voters' list shall not be invalidated thereby and the chief electoral
officer may take or cause to be taken such steps as are necessary to rectify
the error or omission.

32. Penalties.-(1) Any person who-
(a) fails to comply with the provisions of sub-section (1), (2) or (4)
of section nine, or with any notice under section thirty; or
t (b) having obtained possession of an application or notification of
change of address signed by any other person, for the purpose
of being delivered or sent to an electoral officer, fails to
deliver or send the application or notification of change of
address to that officer without delay; or
(c) being an officer having any duty under this Act or any
regulation in connection with the registration of voters, wilfully
or with gross negligence fails to perform that duty, or to perform
it in a due and proper manner; or
(d) in any application claims to be qualified as provided in
paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section four, and know-
ingly allows his name, address or occupation to be written for
him on such application, or in writing the said particulars
allows his hand to be guided by any other person; or
(e) knowingly writes on any application referred to in paragraph
(d), the name, address or occupation of the applicant or guides
his hand in order to assist him in writing the said particulars,
or falsely witnesses the signature and the writing of the address
and occupation on any such application; or

(f) wilfully makes any false statement in any application as to any
matter referred to in paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of section
five; or
(g) makes any false statement in or on an application, or in a
notice under sub-section (1) of section sixteen, or in pursuance
of a notice under section thirty, knowing the statement to be
false; or
(h) under the name of any other person (whether living, dead or
fictitious) signs an application for the registration of that
person, or signs as a witness in respect of an application
which has been so signed; or

(i) procures the registration of himself or any other person (whether
living, dead of fictitious) in any division, knowing that he or
such other person is not entitled to registration in that division
or is already registered therein; or
As amended by section nine, Act No. 55 of 1952.
f As amended by section twelve, Act No. 50 of 1948.









31. Kieserslyste nie as gevolg van foute ongeldig nie.-Indien per
ongeluk, per abuis of deur onoplettendheid iets wat regtens by die opstel
van 'n kieserslys gedoen moet word, verkeerd gedoen word of nie gedoen
word nie, maak dit die kieserslys nie ongeldig nie, en kan die hoof-
verkiesingsbeampte die stappe doen of laat doen wat nodig is om die fout
te verbeter of om die versuim te herstel.

32. Strafbepalings.-(1) demand wat-
*(a) versuim om aan die bepalings van sub-artikel (1), (2) of (4)
van artikel nege of aan 'n kennisgewing kragtens artikel dertig
te voldoen; of
t(b) nadat hy van 'n deur 'n ander person ondertekende aansoek
of kennisgewing van verandering van padres besit verkry het
met die doel dat dit aan 'n verkiesingsbeampte afgelewer of
gestuur moet word, versuim om die aansoek of kennisgewing
van verandering van adres, onverwyld aan daardie beampte af
te lewer of te stuur; of
(c) terwyl hy 'n beampte is op wie enige plig ingevolge hierdie
Wet of 'n regulasie in verband met die registrasie van kiesers
rus, opsetlik of met growwe nalatigheid versuim om daardie
plig te vervul of om dit op behoorlike wyse te vervul; of
(d) in 'n aansoek daarop aanspraak maak dat hy bevoeg is soos
in paragraaf (b) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel vier bepaal, en
willens en wetens toelaat dat sy naam, adres of beroep op
bedoelde aansoek vir horn neergeskryf word, of by die neer-
skryf van genoemde besonderhede toelaat dat sy hand deur 'n
ander person gestuur word; of
(e) willens en wetens op 'n in paragraaf (d) bedoelde aansoek die
naam, adres of beroep van die aansoeker neerskryf, of sy
hand stuur ten einde horn te help by die neerskryf van
genoemde besonderhede, of valslik op so 'n aansoek as getuie
teken ter stawing van die handtekening en die neerskryf van
die adres of beroep; of
(f) opsetlik in so 'n aansoek 'n valse verklaring doen betreffende
'n in paragraaf (d) van sub-artikel (1) van artikel vyf bedoelde
aangeleentheid; of
(g) in of op 'n aansoek, of in 'n kennisgewing kragtens sub-
artikel (1) van artikel sestien, of ingevolge 'n kennisgewing
kragtens artikel dertig, 'n valse verklaring doen, wetende dat
dit vals is; of
(h) wonder die naam van 'n ander person (onverskillig of hy 'n
lewende, afgestorwe of denkbeeldige person is) 'n aansoek
om die registrasie van daardie person onderteken, of ten
opsigte van 'n aldus ondertekende aansoek as getuie teken; of
(i) die registrasie in een of ander afdeling van himself of van
'n ander person (onverskillig of hy 'n lewende, afgestorwe
of denkbeeldige person is), bewerkstellig, wetende dat hy of
bedoelde ander person nie op registrasie in daardie afdeling
geregtig is nie of alreeds daarin geregistreer is; of
Soos gewysig by artikel nege, Wet No. 55 van 1952.
t Soos gewysig by artikel twaalf, Wet No. 50 van 1948.









*(j) procures the removal from a voters' list of the name of any
person, in the case where such person is entitled to have his
name included in that list, unless such person is able to prove
that such removal was not procured as a result of information
furnished by him recklessly or negligently;
shall be guilty of an offence and liable-
(i) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), to
a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or to imprisonment not
Exceeding a period of three months;
(ii) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (c), to a fine
not exceeding fifty pounds or to imprisonment for a period not
exceeding six months;
(iii) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (d) or (e),
to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or to imprisonment for a
period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and
imprisonment;
(iv) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (f), to a fine
not exceeding one hundred pounds; and
(v) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraphs (g) to and
including (j), to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to
imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year, or to both
such fine and imprisonment.
(2) Within fourteen days after the commencement of every ordinary
session of Parliament, the Minister of Justice shall lay upon the Tables
of both Houses of Parliament a statement showing the nature of the
charges upon which prosecutions were instituted under sub-section (1)
during the preceding calendar year, and the number of prosecutions
instituted upon the various charges.

33. Evidence.-If any person is charged with a contravention of sub-
section (1) or (2) of section sixteen and it is proved that there has been a
change in the place of residence, home, place of business, office or branch
business with reference to which the voter concerned became qualified by
residence, such change shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to
have been a permanent change.


CHAPTER III.


CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS.
Preliminary Arrangements.
34. Issue of Proclamations.-(1) Whenever under any provision of
this Chapter, any proclamation may be or is required to be issued, it may
be, or it is required to be, issued by the Governor-General or the
administrator of the province concerned, according as the matter concerns
an election of a member of the House of Assembly or of a member of the
provincial council of that province.
As amended by section nine, Act No. 55 of 1952.









*(j) procures the removal from a voters' list of the name of any
person, in the case where such person is entitled to have his
name included in that list, unless such person is able to prove
that such removal was not procured as a result of information
furnished by him recklessly or negligently;
shall be guilty of an offence and liable-
(i) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), to
a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or to imprisonment not
Exceeding a period of three months;
(ii) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (c), to a fine
not exceeding fifty pounds or to imprisonment for a period not
exceeding six months;
(iii) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (d) or (e),
to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or to imprisonment for a
period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and
imprisonment;
(iv) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (f), to a fine
not exceeding one hundred pounds; and
(v) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraphs (g) to and
including (j), to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to
imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year, or to both
such fine and imprisonment.
(2) Within fourteen days after the commencement of every ordinary
session of Parliament, the Minister of Justice shall lay upon the Tables
of both Houses of Parliament a statement showing the nature of the
charges upon which prosecutions were instituted under sub-section (1)
during the preceding calendar year, and the number of prosecutions
instituted upon the various charges.

33. Evidence.-If any person is charged with a contravention of sub-
section (1) or (2) of section sixteen and it is proved that there has been a
change in the place of residence, home, place of business, office or branch
business with reference to which the voter concerned became qualified by
residence, such change shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to
have been a permanent change.


CHAPTER III.


CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS.
Preliminary Arrangements.
34. Issue of Proclamations.-(1) Whenever under any provision of
this Chapter, any proclamation may be or is required to be issued, it may
be, or it is required to be, issued by the Governor-General or the
administrator of the province concerned, according as the matter concerns
an election of a member of the House of Assembly or of a member of the
provincial council of that province.
As amended by section nine, Act No. 55 of 1952.








*(j) die verwydering van die naam van enige person uit 'n kiesers-
lys bewerkstellig, in 'n geval waar daardie person geregtig
is op opname van sy naam in daardie lys, tensy so 'n person
kan bewys dat so 'n verwydering nie verkry is op ground van
inligting wat op roekelose of nalatige wyse deur horn verstrek
is nie,
is aan 'n misdryf skuldig, en strafbaar-
(i) in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (a) of (b) bedoelde misdryf,
met 'n boete van hoogstens vyf-en-twintig pond of met
gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk van hoogstens drie maande;
(ii) in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (c) bedoelde misdryf, met 'n
boete van hoogstens vyftig pond of met gevangenisstraf vir 'n
tydperk van hoogstens ses maande;
(iii) in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (d) of (e) bedoelde misdryf,
met 'n boete van hoogstens vyftig pond of met gevangenisstraf
vir 'n tydperk van hoogstens ses maande, of met beide sodanige
boete en gevangenisstraf;
(iv) in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (f) bedoelde misdryf, met 'n
boete van hoogstens honderd pond; en
(v) in die geval van 'n in paragrawe (g) tot en met (j) bedoelde
misdryf, met 'n boete van hoogstens honderd pond of met
gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk van hoogstens een jaar, of met
beide sodanige boete en gevangenisstraf.
(2) Binne veertien dae na die aanvang van elke gewone sitting van
die Parlement, 1I die Minister van Justisie in albei Huise van die Parle-
ment 'n verklaring ter Tafel wat die aard aangee van die aanklagtes
waarop vervolgings ingevolge sub-artikel (1) gedurende die vorige kalen-
derjaar ingestel is, asook die aantal vervolgings wat op die verskillende
aanklagtes ingestel is.

33. Bewyslewering.-Indien iemand van 'n oortreding van sub-
artikel (1) of (2) van artikel sestien aangekla word en dit word bewys
dat daar 'n verandering plaasgevind het in die verblyfplek, woonplek,
besigheidsplek, kantoor of besigheidstak met betrekking tot welke die
betrokke kieser bevoegd geword het uit hoofde van verblyf, word die
verandering, totdat die teendeel bewys is, geag 'n blywende verandering
te gewees het.

HOOFSTUK III.

VOER VAN VERKIESINGS.
Voorafgaande ReFlings.
34. Uitvaardiging van Proklamasies.-(1) Wanneer 'n proklamasie
ingevolge 'n bepaling van hierdie Hoofstuk uitgevaardig kan of moet
word, kan of moet dit uitgevaardig word deur die Goewerneur-generaal
of die administrateur van die betrokke provinsie, na gelang die aan-
geleentheid betrekking het op 'n verkiesing van 'n lid van die Volksraad
of van 'n lid van die provinsiale raad van daardie provinsie.
Soos gewysig by artikel nege, Wet No. 55 van 1952.

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(2) Every such proclamation shall be published in the Gazette or in
the Official Gazette of the province concerned, as the case may be.

35. Proclamation Fixing Nomination Day, Polling Day, etc.-
(1) Whenever, in consequence of the dissolution of the House of Assembly
under any provision of the South Africa Act, 1909, a general election for
the House of Assembly is to take place or whenever in consequence of
the expiry of the term of office of a provincial council under section
seventy-three of the said Act, a general election for such provincial council
is to take place, a proclamation shall be issued-
(a) fixing the day in each division on which a nomination court
will sit to receive nominations of candidates for election for
the division, and the place and time at which the nomination
court will sit;
(b) fixing the day upon which, if a poll becomes necessary for the
reasons mentioned in section thirty-six, the poll shall be taken,
and stating the hours at which, in accordance with section
seventy-two, the poll will commence and will close;
(c) appointing a person to be returning officer at the election.
(2) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of a returning officer, or
if for any reason a returning officer is unable to act, the Minister or the
administrator, as the case may be, shall appoint another person as returning
officer or to act in the stead of the returning officer, as the case may be.
(3) The day fixed under paragraph (a) of sub-section (1), shall be
not less than fourteen or more than twenty-one days after the publication
of the proclamation referred to in the said sub-section.
(4) The day fixed under paragraph (b) of sub-section (1), shall be
not less than twenty-eight or more than thirty-five days after the nomination
day.
(5) In accordance with sub-section (2) of section thirty-seven of the
South Africa Act, 1909, all polls shall be taken on one and the same day
in all divisions throughout the Union, save as may otherwise be required
by reason of the circumstances described in section thirty-nine.
(6) The place fixed for the holding of the nomination court for any
division shall be within that division, except that where two or more
divisions are wholly or partly situate in one municipality the place fixed
for holding the nomination court for each of such divisions may be any
convenient place in any part of that municipality.

36. Nomination of Candidates for Election.-(1) Upon the nomina-
tion day and at the place and time fixed in respect of any division the
returning officer therefore shall hold a public court for the nomination of
candidates for election for that division.

As amended by section thirteen, Act No. 50 of 1948 and section ten, Act No. 55
of 1952.








(2) leder sodanige proklamasie word, na gelang van die geval,
afgekondig in die Staatskoerant of in die Offisiele Koerant van die
betrokke provinsie.
35. Proklamasie ter bepaling van Nominasiedag, ens.-(1) Wanneer
'n algemene verkiesing vir die Volksraad ten gevolge van die ontbinding
van die Volksraad kragtens 'n bepaling van die ,, Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 ",
moet plaasvind, of wanneer 'n algemene verkiesing vir 'n provinsiale
raad ten gevolge van die verstryking van die ampsduur van daardie
provinsiale raad ingevolge artikel drie-en-sewentig van genoemde Wet,
moet plaasvind, word 'n proklamasie uitgevaardig waarby-
(a) in iedere afdeling 'n dag bepaal word waarop 'n nominasiehof
sitting sal hou om nominasies van verkiesingskandidate vir die
afdeling te ontvang asook die plek waar en die tyd waarop
die nominasiehof sitting sal hou;
(b) die dag bepaal word waarop, indien 'n stemming om die in
artikel ses-en-dertig genoemde redes nodig word, die stemming
gehou sal word, met vermelding van die ure waarop die stem-
ming ooreenkomstig artikel twee-en-sewentig sal begin en sal
eindig;
(c) iemand as kiesbeampte by die verkiesing aangestel word.
(2) Indien 'n toevallige vakature in die amp van 'n kiesbeample
ontstaan of indien 'n kiesbeampte om een of ander rede nie in staat is
om op te tree nie, stel die Minister of die administrateur, na gelang van
die geval, 'n ander person aan as kiesbeampte of om, na gelang van
die geval, in die plek van die kiesbeampte op te tree.
(3) Die kragtens paragraaf (a) van sub-artikel (1) bepaalde dag
moet 'n dag wees wat nie vroeer val nie dan veertien of later dan een-
en-twintig dae na die afkondiging van die in genoemde sub-artikel
bedoelde proklamasie.
*(4) Die kragtens paragraaf (b) van sub-artikel (1) bepaalde dag
moet 'n dag wees wat nie vroeer val nie dan agt-en-twintig of later dan
vyf-en-dertig dae na die nominasiedag.
(5) Alle stemming moet ooreenkomstig sub-artikel (2) van artikel
sewen-en-dertig van die ,, Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 ", in alle afdelings deur
die hele Unie op een en dieselfde dag gehou word, behalwe waar die in
artikel negen-en-dertig omskrewe omstandighede dit nodig maak dat hul
op ander wyse gehou word.
(6) Die plek wat vir die hou van die nominasiehof vir 'n afdeling
bepaal word, moet binne daardie afdeling wees, behalwe waar twee of
meer afdelings geheel-en-al of gedeeltelik binne een munisipaliteit gelee
is, in welke geval die plek wat vir die hou van die nominasiehof vir elkeen
van daardie afdelings bepaal word, 'n geskikte plek in enige deel van
daardie munisipaliteit mag wees.
36. Nominasie van Verkiesingskandidate.-(1) Op die nominasiedag
en op die plek en tyd ten opsigte van 'n afdeling bepaal, hou die kies-
beampte vir die afdeling 'n openbare hofsitting vir die nominasie van ver-
kiesingskandidate vir daardie afdeling.
Soos gewysig by artikel dertien, Wet No. 50 van 1948 en artikel tien, Wet No. 55
van 1952.








(2) Every candidate for election for any division shall be proposed
by a person enrolled on the voters' list of that division and shall be seconded
by another person so enrolled.
(3) A candidate may be proposed and seconded either by word of
mouth at the sitting of the nomination court or in a written document
signed by the proposer and seconder and delivered to the returning officer
at any time after the publication of the relative proclamation under sub-
section (1) of section thirty-five and before the close of the sitting.
(4) No candidate shall be regarded as having been duly nominated
unless his consent to the nomination conveyed in writing or by telegraphic
message, is lodged with the returning officer before the close of the sitting
of the nomination court.
(5) A candidate may withdraw his consent to nomination at any
time before the close of the sitting of the nomination court by lodging with
the returning officer a withdrawal so conveyed, and thereupon the nomina-
tion shall lapse.
(6) The returning officer shall, when the candidate is proposed by
word of mouth at the sitting, draw the attention of the candidate who has
been so proposed and seconded or, in the absence of the candidate, the
attention of the person who proposed him-
(a) in the case of an election for the House of Assembly, to the
provisions of sections forty-four, fifty-two and fifty-three of
the South Africa Act, 1909, and of sub-section (6) of section
thirteen; and
(b) in the case of an election for the provincial council, to the
provisions of sections fifty-three and seventy-two of the South
Africa Act, 1909, and of sub-section (6) of section thirteen.
(7) The nomination court shall sit from ten o'clock till eleven
o'clock in the forenoon: Provided that if at such last-mentioned hour any
person present is then ready to propose a candidate or a person has been
so proposed but his nomination has not been completed, the returning
officer shall continue the sitting for such period not exceeding half-an-hour
as will enable such candidate to be duly nominated.
(8) If at the close of such sitting only one person has been duly
nominated, the returning officer shall forthwith declare him to be the duly
elected member for the division, in the House of Assembly or provincial
council, as the case may be.
(9) If at the close of such sitting more than one person shall have
been duly nominated, a poll shall take place upon polling day in the
manner hereinafter prescribed.

37. Deposit or Security by or on Behalf of Persons Nominated.-
(1) If more than one person have been duly nominated in accordance with
section thirty-six, the returning officer shall, before the close of the sitting of
the nomination court, require that there be deposited with him, by or on
behalf of each such person, the sum of fifty pounds or such security for
that sum as the returning officer may deem sufficient.








(2) ledere verkiesingskandidaat vir 'n afdeling moet voorgestel word
deur 'n person, en gesekondeer word deur 'n ander person, wie se naam
op die kieserslys vir daardie afdeling voorkom.
(3) 'n Kandidaat kan bf mondeling by die sitting van die nominasie-
hof voorgestel en gesekondeer word, 6f by wyse van 'n skriftelike stuk
deur die voorsteller en sekondant onderteken, wat by die kiesbeampte
ingelewer word te eniger tyd na afkondiging van die toepaslike prokla-
masie kragtens sub-artikel (1) van artikel vyf-en-dertig en voor die einde
van die sitting.
(4) 'n Kandidaat word nie geag behoorlik genomineer te wees nie,
tensy sy toestemming tot die nominasie, skriftelik of by telegrafiese berig
meegedeel, voor die einde van die sitting van die nominasiehof by die
kiesbeampte ingelewer word.
(5) 'n Kandidaat kan sy toestemming tot nominasie te eniger tyd
voor die einde van die sitting van die nominasiehof terugtrek deur in-
lewering by die kiesbeampte van 'n aldus meegedeelde terugtrekking; en
daarop veral die nominasie.
(6) Wanneer die kandidaat mondeling by die sitting voorgestel
word, bepaal die kiesbeampte die aandag van die aldus voorgestelde en
gesekondeerde kandidaat, of by sy afwesigheid, die aandag van die
person wat hom voorgestel het-
(a) in die geval van 'n verkiesing vir die Volksraad, by die bepa-
lings van artikels vier-en-veertig, twee-en-vyftig en drie-en-
vyftig van die ,, Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 ", en van sub-artikel (6)
van artikel dertien; en
(b) in die geval van 'n verkiesing vir die provinsiale raad, by die
bepalings van artikels drie-en-vyftig en twee-en-sewentig van
die ,, Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 ", en van sub-artikel (6) van
artikel dertien.
(7) Die nominasiehof sit van tienuur tot elfuur in die voormiddag:
Met dien verstande dat as 'n aanwesige person op laasbedoelde uur
gereed is om 'n kandidaat voor te stel of 'n person reeds voorgestel is
maar sy nominasie nog nie voltooi is nie, die kiesbeampte die sitting
moet voortsit vir 'n tydperk van nie langer dan 'n halfuur nie, wat die
kandidaat in staat sou stel om behoorlik genomineer te word.
(8) Indien daar by die einde van die sitting slegs een person
behoorlik genomineer is, verklaar die kiesbeampte horn onverwyld tot
die behoorlik verkose lid vir die afdeling in die Volksraad of provinsiale
raad, na gelang van die geval.
(9) Indien daar by die einde van die sitting meer dan een person
behoorlik genomineer is, word 'n stemming op die hieronder voorgeskrewe
wyse op stemdag gehou.
37. Deposito of Sekerheid deur of ten behoewe van Genomineerdes.
-(1) Indien meer dan een person ooreenkomstig artikel ses-en-dertig
behoorlik genomineer is, stel die kiesbeampte voor die einde van die
sitting van die nominasiehof die eis dat daar deur of ten behoewe van
iedere sodanige person by horn die bedrag van vyftig pond gestort word
of die sekerheid vir daardie bedrag gestel word wat die kiesbeampte
voldoende mog ag.








(2) If a poll takes place and the total number of votes received
threat by any unsuccessful candidate is less than one-fifth of the number
of votes received by the successful candidate, the sum deposited or security
given by or on behalf of the unsuccessful candidate shall be forfeited or
enforced, as the case may be, and the money thereby received or recovered
shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund or into the provincial
revenue fund of the province concerned, according as the election is of
a member of the House of Assembly or of a provincial council.
(3) Save as is in this section expressly provided, the sum deposited
shall be returned to the depositor or, if security has been given, it shall
not be enforced.
(4) If, when the returning officer requires any such deposit to be
made or security to be given by or on behalf of a person so nominated,
the requirement is not forthwith complied with, such person shall, not-
withstanding anything in section thirty-six contained, be deemed not to be
duly nominated as a candidate.

38. Public Notice by Returning Officer.-When more than one
person have been duly nominated, the returning officer shall, as soon as
practicable after the nomination court is closed, give public notice of-
(a) the polling day;
(b) the hours prescribed under section seventy-two for the com-
mencement and close of the poll; and
(c) the situation of each polling station in the division.

39. Death of Candidate after Nomination.-If, after the polling
day has been fixed for an election in any division, any duly nominated
candidate threat dies before the poll has commenced, the Governor-
General or the administrator concerned as the case may be, shall, upon
being satisfied of the fact of the death, withdraw so far as it concerns
that division, the proclamation fixing the polling day, and all proceedings
relating to the said election shall be commenced afresh in precisely the
same manner as if a vacancy had occurred: Provided that no fresh
nomination shall be necessary in the case of a candidate who was duly
nominated at the time when the said proclamation was withdrawn.

40. Polling Districts and Polling Stations.-(1) Any division may, by
proclamation, be subdivided into so many polling districts as may be
necessary for the purposes of conveniently taking a poll of the enrolled
voters of the division.
(2) For the said purposes and in like manner the number of polling
districts in any division may be increased or decreased or the boundaries
thereof may be altered.
(3) Any sub-division of a division into polling districts shall remain
in force until altered under this section.
(4) For the said purposes there shall be one polling station at such
convenient place within the division as shall be determined by the returning
officer, or, if the division is divided into polling districts, there shall be one
polling station within each such polling district: Provided that if the








(2) Indien 'n stemming plaasvind en die total aantal stemme wat
daarby op die verslane kandidaat uitgebring is, minder bedra dan een-
vyfde van die aantal stemme wat op die verkose kandidaat uitgebring is,
word die bedrag of sekerheid wat deur of ten behoewe van die verslane
kandidaat gestort of gestel is, verbeur of afgedwing, na gelang van die
geval, en die daardeur verkrege of ingevorderde geld word in die gekonsoli-
deerde inkomstefonds of in die provinsiale inkomstefonds van die betrokke
provinsie gestort, na gelang dit 'n verkiesing is van 'n lid van die Volks-
raad of van 'n provinsiale raad.
(3) Behoudens die uitdruklike bepalings van hierdie artikel word
die gestorte bedrag aan die deponeerder terugbetaal of, as sekerheid gestel
is, word dit nie afgedwing nie.
(4) Wanneer die kiesbeampte die eis stel dat bedoelde bedrag of
sekerheid gestort of gestel word deur of ten behoewe van 'n aldus
genomineerde person en nie dadelik aan die eis voldoen word nie, word
daardie person, ondanks die by artikel ses-en-dertig bepaalde, geag nie
behoorlik as kandidaat genomineer te wees nie.

38. Bekendmaking deur Kiesbeampte.-Indien meer dan een
person behoorlik genomineer is, vaardig die kiesbeampte so spoedig
doenlik nadat die nominasiehof sluit, 'n openbare kennisgewing uit van-
(a) die stemdag;
(b) die ure wat kragtens artikel twee-en-sewentig vir die begin en
einde van die stemming voorgeskryf is; en
(c) die plek waar iedere stemburo in die afdeling gelee is.

39. Oorlye van Kandidate na Nominasie.-Indien 'n behoorlik
genomineerde kandidaat by 'n verkiesing in 'n afdeling te sterwe kom
nadat die stemdag vir daardie verkiesing bepaal is en voordat die
stemming begin het, herroep die Goewerneur-generaal of die betrokke
administrateur, na gelang van die geval, nadat hy horn van die sterfgeval
vergewis het, vir sover dit daardie afdeling betref, die proklamasie waarby
die stemdag bepaal word, en word alle verrigtings in verband met bedoelde
verkiesing opnuut begin op presies dieselfde wyse asof 'n vakature ontstaan
het: Met dien verstande dat geen nuwe nominasie nodig is nie in die
geval van 'n kandidaat wat behoorlik genomineer was toe genoemde
proklamasie herroep is.

40. Stemdistrikte en Stemburo's.-(1) 'n Afdeling kan by prokla-
masie in soveel stemdistrikte verdeel word as wat nodig mag wees ten
einde die geregistreerde kiesers van die afdeling hul stemme op gerieflike
wyse te laat uitbring.
(2) Die aantal stemdistrikte in 'n afdeling kan vir genoemde doel
en op gelyke wyse ve.aeerder of verminder word en die grense daarvan
verander word.
(3) 'n Verdeling van 'n afdeling in stemdistrikte bly van krag totdat
dit kragtens hierdie artikel verander word.
(4) Vir genoemde doel moet daar een stemburo wees op 'n gelee
plek binne die afdeling wat die kiesbeampte bepaal, of as die afdeling in
stemdistrikte verdeel is, moet daar een stemburo binne iedere sodanige
stemdistrik wees: Met dien verstande dat indien die Minister, of in die








Minister, or in the case of an election of members of a provincial council,
the administrator, is of opinion that the conduct of an election will be
facilitated thereby, he may direct the returning officer, before he has given
the notice referred to in section thirty-eight, to establish more than one
polling station in the electoral division or in any polling district therein for
voters whose names appear on the voter's list opposite serial numbers
specified by him in respect of each such polling station.
41. Provision of Equipment and Appointment of Officers.-(1) For
all elections the returning officer shall provide compartments, ballot boxes,
papers, instruments for marking ballot papers with the official mark, seals,
copies of voters' lists and other things, shall appoint presiding officers,
polling officers and counting officers and shall do such other acts and
things and make such arrangements to facilitate the taking of the poll
as may be deemed advisable for effectually conducting the election.
(2) The expenditure incurred by the returning officer upon all such
acts, matters and things shall be defrayed, in the case of a House of
Assembly election, out of the consolidated revenue fund and, in the case
of a provincial council election, out of the provincial revenue fund of the
province concerned.
(3) Every copy of a voters' list provided under sub-section (1), shall
be certified by the electoral officer as a correct copy of the voters' list for
the division.
(4) The returning officer may depute any magistrate or electoral
officer to perform on his behalf throughout the division or in any portion
thereof, any of the duties imposed upon him by this section in regard to
the arrangements for the taking of the poll.
Absent Voters.
42. Applications to Vote as Absent Voters.-Any person who is
enrolled upon the voters' list for any division, who has reason to believe-
(a) that he will, because of his serious illness or physical infirmity,
or in the case of a female, her advanced pregnancy or con-
finement within fifteen days before polling day, not be able
to attend at any polling station; or
(b) that he will be outside that division, and not within ten miles
from the nearest polling station in that division by the nearest
practicable route throughout the hours of polling on polling
day; or
(c) that he will be on the Prince Edward Islands throughout the
hours of polling on polling day,
may make application in the manner described in section forty-three to vote
as an absent voter.

t 43. Form of Application.-(1) Every application to vote as an
absent voter, shall contain a declaration that the applicant has reason to
believe-
(a) that he will, because of his serious illness, physical infirmity or,
in the case of a female, her advanced pregnancy or confine-
Sment within fifteen days before polling day, not be able to
attend at any polling station; or
SAs amended by section fourteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.
t As amended by section fifteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.








geval van 'n verkiesing van lede vir 'n provinsiale raad, die administrateur,
van meaning is dat die voer van 'n verkiesing daardeur vergemaklik sal
word, hy die kiesbeampte, voordat hy die in artikel agt-en-dertig bedoelde
kennisgewing uitgevaardig het, kan gelas om meer dan een stemburo in
die kiesafdeling of in een of ander stemdistrik daarin in te rig vir kiesers
wie se name op die kieserslys verskyn teenoor volgnommers deur hor ten
opsigte van iedere sodanige stemburo vermeld.

41. Voorsiening van Uitrusting en Aanstelling van Beamptes.-
(1) Die kiesbeampte voorsien by alle verkiesings kompartemente, stembusse,
papiere, werktuie om, op stembriewe die offisiele merk aan te bring,
stempels, afskrifte van kieserslyste en ander dinge, stel voorsittende
beamptes, stemopnemers en telbeamptes aan, en verrig die ander hande-
lings en maak die reelings ter vergemakliking van die hou van die
stemming wat raadsaam geag mag word om die verkiesing doeltreffend
te voer.
(2) Die koste deur die kiesbeampte by alle sodanige handelings,
sake en voorwerpe beloop, word bestry, in die geval van 'n verkiesing
vir die Volksraad, uit die gekonsolideerde inkomstefonds, en in die geval
van 'n verkiesing vir 'n provinsiale raad, uit die provinsiale inkomstefonds
van die betrokke provinsie.
(3) Iedere afskrif van 'n kieserslys wat ingevolge sub-artikel (1)
voorsien word, word deur die verkiesingsbeampte gesertifiseer 'n juiste
afskrif te wees van die kieserslys vir die afdeling.
(4) Die kiesbeampte kan 'n magistraat of verkiesingsbeampte
opdrag gee om ten behoewe van horn in die hele afdeling of in 'n deel
daarvan enigeen van die pligte te vervul wat deur hierdie artikel aan hom
in verband met die re6lings vir die hou van 'n stemming opgel8 word.
Afwesige Kiesers.
42. Aansoeke om as Afwesige Kiesers te Stem.-lemand wat op die
kieserslys vir 'n afdeling geregistreer is en wat rede het om te glo-
(a) dat hy, weens sy ernstige siekte of liggaamlike swakheid of
gebrek of in die geval van 'n vrou, haar gevorderde swanger-
skap of bevalling binne vyftien dae voor die stemdag, nie in
staat sal wees om 'n stemburo te besoek nie; of
(b) dat hy op die stemdag te alle tye gedurende die stemure buite
daardie afdeling sal wees en nie binne tien myl volgens die
naaste bruikbare roete van die naaste stemburo in daardie
afdeling nie; of
(c) dat hy op die stemdag te alle tye gedurende die stemure in
die Prince Edward-eilande sal wees,
kan op die in artikel drie-en-veertig voorgeskrewe wyse aansoek doen om
as 'n afwesige kieser te stem.

f 43. Vorm van Aansoek.-(1) Elke aansoek om as 'n afwesige kieser
te stem moet 'n verklaring bevat dat die aansoeker rede het om te glo-
(a) dat hy, weens sy ernstige siekte of liggaamlike swakheid of
gebrek of in die geval van 'n vrou, haar gevorderde swanger-
skap of bevalling binne vyftien dae voor die stemdag, nie in
staat sal wees om 'n stemburo te besoek nie; of
Soos gewysig by artikel veertien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel vyftien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








(b) that he will be outside the division for which he is enrolled and
not within ten miles from the nearest polling station in that
division by the nearest practicable route throughout the hours
of polling on polling day; or
(c) that he will be on the Prince Edward Islands throughout the
hours of polling on polling day;
and shall set forth in the case of a belief referred to in paragraph (a),
the nature of the illness or infirmity, or the duration of the pregnancy, as
the case may be, and in the case of a belief referred to in paragraph (b) or
(c), the reason for that belief.
(2) Every such application shall be signed by the applicant with his
own hand in the presence of a competent witness (who shall also sign the
application and add the date and state his address thereon), shall state the
address to which the ballot paper may be sent, and shall be delivered by
hand or sent by registered post to the returning officer for the division:
Provided that if any such application is made by any person who is unable
to read or because of his blindness or physical infirmity, is unable to write,
the form of application may be completed and signed on his behalf by any
other adult person in the presence of the applicant and of a magistrate,
electoral officer, justice of the peace, commissioner of oaths, police officer
of a rank not below that of a second-class sergeant or a police officer of
any rank in charge of a police post or his deputy, the said form having
endorsed thereon-
(a) a statement by the person signing the form on behalf of the
applicant, setting forth the nature of the disability or physical
infirmity and that he has been authorized by the applicant to
sign the application on his behalf; and
(b) a statement by the magistrate, electoral officer, justice of the
peace, commissioner of oaths or police officer that the applica-
tion has been completed and signed on behalf of the applicant
in the presence of the applicant and himself.
(3) No such application shall be delivered or sent to the returning
officer prior to the date of publication of the proclamation issued under
section thirty-five or eighty-eight.
(4) Failure to register the application, when sent through the post,
shall not invalidate the application.
*(5) If the application is received by the returning officer not later
than four o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth day before the polling day,
the applicant shall be entitled [save as specially provided in sub-section (1)
of section forty-six, in regard to persons on the Prince Edward Islands or
persons referred to in sub-section (4) of section thirteen] to have a ballot
paper issued to him and to record his vote in the manner provided for
absent voters.

44. Witnessing of Signature by Competent Witness.-A competent
witness shall not witness the signature of any applicant to an application
for a ballot paper unless he-
(a) has satisfied himself as to the identity of the applicant;

As amended by section fifteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.








(b) dat hy op die stemdag te alle tye gedurende die stemure buite
die afdeling waarvoor hy geregistreer is sal wees en nie binne
tien myl volgens die naaste bruikbare roete van die naaste
stemburo in daardie afdeling nie; of
(c) dat hy op die stemdag te alle tye gedurende die stemure in
die Prince Edward-eilande sal wees;
en moet in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (a) bedoelde geloof, die aard van
die siekte, swakheid of gebrek, of die duur vwan die swangerskap, na gelang
van die geval, uiteensit, en in die geval van 'n in paragraaf (b) of (c)
bedoelde geloof, die redes vir daardie geloof.
(2) Elke sodanige aansoek moet eiehandig deur die aansoeker
onderteken word in teenwoordigheid van 'n bevoegde getuie (wat ook
die aansoek moet onderteken, die datum moet byvoeg en sy adres daarop
moet vermeld), moet die adres vermeld waarheen die stembrief gestuur
kan word en moet aan die kiesbeampte vir die afdeling persoonlik
oorhandig of per aangetekende pos gestuur word: Met dien verstande
dat indien so 'n aansoek deur iemand gedoen is wat nie kan lees nie of,
weens sy blindheid of liggaamlike swakheid of gebrek, nie kan skryf nie,
die aansoekvorm deur 'n ander volwasse person namens horn voltooi
en geteken kan word in teenwoordigheid van die aansoeker en van 'n
magistraat, verkiesingsbeampte, vrederegter, kommissaris van ede, polisie-
beampte met 'n rang nie laer dan die van 'n tweedeklas sersant nie, of
'n polisiebeampte met welke rang ook aan die hoof van 'n polisiepos of
sy plaasvervanger, en dat op genoemde vorm geindosseer is-
(a) 'n verklaring van die person wat die vorm namens die aan-
soeker teken, waarin die aard van die ongeskiktheid of liggaam-
like swakheid of gebrek vermeld word, asook dat hy deur die
aansoeker gemagtig is om die aansoek namens hom te teken;
en
(b) 'n verklaring van die magistraat, verkiesingsbeampte, vrede-
regter, kommissaris van ede of polisiebeampte dat die aansoek,
namens die aansoeker in teenwoordigheid van die aansoeker
en himself, voltooi en geteken is.
(3) Geen sodanige aansoek word voor die datum van die afkondi-
ging van die kragtens artikel vyf-en-dertig of agt-en-tagtig uitgevaardigde
proklamasie aan die kiesbeampte oorhandig of gestuur nie.
(4) Versuim om die aansoek, indien per pos gestuur, te laat aan-
teken, maak die aansoek nie ongeldig nie.
f(5) Indien die aansoek nie later nie dan vieruur in die namiddag
van die vyfde dag voor die stemdag deur die kiesbeampte ontvang word,
is die aansoeker geregtig [behalwe soos in besonder bepaal word in sub-
artikel (1) van artikel ses-en-veertig ten aansien van person in die Prince
Edward-eilande of person vermeld in sub-artikel (4) van artikel dertien]
op uitreiking aan horn van 'n stembrief, en om sy stem uit te bring op
die wyse vir afwesige kiesers voorgeskryf.

44. Stawing van Handtekening deur Bevoegde Getuie.-'n Bevoegde
getuie teken nie as getuie ter stawing van die handtekening van 'n aan-
soeker op 'n aansoek om 'n stembrief nie, tensy hy-
(a) horn vergewis het omtrent die identiteit van die aansoeker;
Soos gewysig by artikel vyftien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel sestien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








(b) has seen the applicant sign the application in his (the applicant's)
own handwriting; and
(c) knows that the statements contained in the application are true,
or has satisfied himself by enquiry from the applicant or other-
wise that the said statements are true.
45. False Statement in Application to be an Offence.-Any person
who makes, or induces any other person to make any false statement in an
application for a ballot paper or in the declaration contained in such appli-
cation shall be guilty of an offence, and liable to a fine not exceeding one
hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year
or to both such fine and imprisonment.
46. Consideration of Application.-(1) The returning officer shall by
means of a date stamp record on every application for a ballot paper
received by him the date of its receipt, shall number in consecutive order
every such application and, if he received any such application not later
than four o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth day before the polling day
and is satisfied that it was properly signed by the applicant before a compe-
tent witness and by such witness, and that the applicant's name appears on
the voters' list of the division for which he is the returning officer, he shall
issue to the applicant a ballot paper in the manner hereinafter prescribed:
Provided that, in the case of persons stationed on the Prince Edward
Islands, or persons referred to in sub-section (4) of section thirteen, the said
application is received at a date (not later than twenty-one days before the
polling day) deemed by the returning officer to be sufficiently early to render
it possible, having regard to the postal service, to issue the ballot paper to
the applicant, and for the applicant to duly record his vote, and return the
covering envelope to the returning officer before the close of the poll.
(2) If the returning officer rejects any such application he shall
inform the applicant of the reason for rejection and if he rejects any appli-
cation merely because it is defective in form he shall retain it and issue a
new application form to the applicant if there is sufficient time to enable
the applicant to complete and return such application form to the returning
officer not later than four o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth day before
the polling day.
47. Applications to be Open to Inspection.-All applications for
ballot papers received by the returning officer shall be kept by him and
shall be open to public inspection without payment of any fee until decla-
ration of the result of the poll, when they shall be dealt with as provided
in section seventy.
48. Form of Absent Voters' Ballot Paper.-Ballot papers issued to
absent voters shall be in the same form as the ballot papers issued to other
voters, but the official mark for marking the former ballot papers, as
provided in section fifty-one, shall be different from the official mark for
marking the latter ballot papers.
t 49. Issue of Ballot Papers to Absent Voters.-(1) On the date
twenty-one days before the polling day, or on such other date as shall be
deemed to be sufficiently early in terms of the proviso to sub-section (1)
of section forty-six, as the case may be, the returning officer shall issue
As amended by section sixteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.
t As amended by section seventeen, Act No. 50 of 1948.








(b) die aansoeker die aansoek eiehandig sien onderteken het; en
(c) weet dat die verklarings in die aansoek vervat waar is of hom
deur ondervraging van die aansoeker of andersins daarvan
vergewis bet dat genoemde verklarings waar is.
45. Valse Verklaring in Aansoek 'n Misdryf.--emand wat in 'n
aansoek om 'n stembrief of in die verklaring in so 'n aansoek vervat, 'n
valse verklaring doen of 'n ander person oorhaal om sulks te doen, is
aan 'n misdryf skuldig, en strafbaar met 'n boete van hoogstens honderd
pond of met gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk van hoogstens een jaar of met
beide sodanige boete en gevangenisstraf.

*46. Oorweging van Aansoek.-(1) Die kiesbeampte stempel elke
aansoek om 'n stembrief wat hy ontvang, met die datum van ontvangs
daarvan, plaas op elke sodanige aansoek 'n volgnommer, en indien hy
so 'n aansoek nie later nie dan om vieruur in die namiddag van die vyfde
dag voor die stemdag ontvang het, en behind dat dit behoorlik deur die
aansoeker voor 'n bevoegde getuie en ook deur bedoelde getuie onderteken
is en dat die naam van die aansoeker voorkom op die kieserslys van die
afdeling waarvoor hy kiesbeampte is, reik hy aan die aansoeker op die
hieronder voorgeskrewe wyse 'n stembrief uit: Met dien verstande dat,
in die geval van person wat in die Prince Edward-eilande gestasioneer is
of person vermeld in sub-artikel (4) van artikel dertien, genoemde aansoek
ontvang word op 'n datum (nie later dan een-en-twintig dae voor die
stemdag nie) wat die kiesbeampte as vroeg genoeg beskou om dit, met
inagneming van die posdiens, moontlik te maak om die stembrief aan die
aansoeker uit te reik en vir die aansoeker om sy stem behoorlik uit te
bring, en die omslagkoevert aan die kiesbeampte terug te besorg voor die
sluiting van die stemming.
(2) Indien die kiesbeampte so 'n aansoek afwys, deel hy aan die
aansoeker mee waarom dit afgewys is, en indien hy 'n aansoek slegs
vanwee 'n vormgebrek afwys, behou hy dit en reik aan die aansoeker 'n
nuwe aansoekvorm uit, as die aansoeker nog voldoende tyd het om die
aansoekvorm te voltooi en dit nie later nie dan om vieruur in die namiddag
van die vyfde dag voor die stemdag aan die kiesbeampte terug te besorg.

47. Aansoek oop te 18 vir insage.-Alle aansoeke om stembriewe'
deur die kiesbeampte ontvang, word deur hom bewaar en is oop vir
kostelose publieke insage tot afkondiging van die uitslag van die stem-
ming, en daarna word met hul gehandel soos in artikel sewentig bepaal.

48. Vorm van Stembrief vir Afwesige Kiesers.-Stembriewe aan
afwesige kiesers uitgereik, het dieselfde vorm as die stembriewe aan ander
kiesers uitgereik, maar die offisi&le merk om eersgenoemde stembriewe
mee te merk soos in artikel een-en-vyftig bepaal verskil van die offisiele
merk om laasgenoemdes mee te merk.

t 49. Uitreiking van Stembriewe aan Afwesige Kiesers.-(1) Op die
datum een-en-twintig dae voor die stemdag of, na gelang van die geval,
op die ander datum wat ooreenkomstig die voorbehoudsbepaling by sub-
artikel (1) van artikel ses-en-veertig as vroeg genoeg beskou word, reik
Soos gewysig by artikel sestien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel sewentien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








ballot papers to all applicants therefore who are entitled thereto, and whose
applications were received by him before that date, and to every applicant
for a ballot paper who is entitled thereto (save and except applications
referred to in the aforesaid proviso) and whose application tkerefor was
received by the returning officer upon or after that date but not later than
four o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth day before the polling day, he
shall issue a ballot paper not later than the day following the day upon
which he received such application.
(2) The returning officer shall give the election agent of every candi-
date for election in the division in question sufficient notice of the place and
time of every issue of ballot papers to enable him to be present at such
issue.

50. Who may be Present at Issue of Ballot Papers and Opening of
Ballot Box.-The returning officer and his assistants, the candidates and
one agent of each candidate and no other person may be present at the
proceedings on the issue of ballot papers and on the opening of the absent
voters' ballot box hereinafter mentioned and the envelopes contained
therein.

51. Marking of Ballot Papers and Voters' List.-(1) Each ballot
paper issued shall be marked on the back with the official mark.
(2) The number, name, residence and occupation of the voter as
stated in the voters' list shall be called out, the number shall be entered on
the counterfoil and a line shall be drawn in pencil or ink through the num-
ber and surname of the voter in a copy of the voters' list, certified as
provided in sub-section (3) of section forty-one, to denote that a ballot
paper has been issued to the voter, but without showing the particular
ballot paper issued to him.
(3) The returning officer shall indicate in the voters' list against each
line so made, the date and numerical order of issue of the ballot paper.

52. Declaration of Identity.-(1) The ballot paper sent or delivered
to the absent voter shall be accompanied by such form of declaration of
identity as may be prescribed, with the directions for voting mentioned in
section fifty-seven printed thereon.
(2) The returning officer shall enter or cause to be entered upon the
said form the consecutive number of the absent voters' application for a
ballot paper.

53. Documents to be Sent to Absent Voter.-(1) The returning
officer shall place in an envelope addressed to the absent voter at the
address to which he has, in his application for a ballot paper, requested
that the ballot paper be sent-
(a) the ballot paper;
(b) the form of declaration of identity;
(c) an envelope marked "For registration by Postal Authorities-
post free-Deur posbeamptes aangeteken te word-posvry"
and addressed to the returning officer; and
(d) a smaller envelope on which are printed the words ballot paper
envelope" and "stembriefkoevert ",







die kiesbeampte stembriewe nit aan almal wat daarom aansoek gedoen
het en daarop geregtig is, wie se aansoeke hy voor daardie datum ontvang
het; en aan iedere aansoeker om 'n stembrief wat daarop geregtig is
(behalwe aansoeke vermeld in die genoemde voorbehoudsbepaling) en wie
se aansoek daarom die kiesbeampte op of na daardie datum maar nie later
nie dan om vieruur in die namiddag van die vyfde dag voor die stemdag,
ontvang het, reik hy 'n stembrief uit nid later nie dan die dag na die dag
waarop hy die aansoek ontvang het.
(2) Die kiesbeampte gee aan die verkiesingsagent van elke ver-
kiesingskandidaat in die betrokke afdeling voldoende kennis van die plek
en tyd van iedere uitreiking van stembriewe om horn in staat te stel om
dieuiireiking"'by te woon.-

50. Wie teenwoordig mag wees by uitreiking van Stembriewe en
Oopmaak van Stembus.-Die kiesbeampte en sy assistente, die candidate
en een agent van elke kandidaat, en geen ander person nie, mag aan-
wesig wees by die verrigtings by die uitreiking van stembriewe en die
oopmaak van die hieronder vermelde stembus vir afwesige kiesers en
vafi die koeverte wat hy bevat.

51. Merk van Stembriewe en Kieserslys.-(1) Iedere stembrief wat
uitgereik word, word agterop met die offisible merk gemerk.
(2) Die nommer, naam, verblyf en beroep van die kieser soos in
die kieserslys opgegee, word uitgeroep, die nommer word ingeskryf op
die teenblad en 'n streep word met potlood of ink deur die nommer
en van van die kieser getrek in 'n ooreenkomstig sub-artikel (3) van artikel
een-en-veertig gesertifiseerde afskrif van die kieserslys, om aan te dui
dat 'n stembrief aan die kieser uitgereik is, maar sonder aanduiding
van die bepaalde stembrief wat aan horn uitgereik is.
(3) Teenoor iedere aldus getrekte streep, gee die kiesbeampte die
datum en volgnommer van uitreiking van die stembrief aan.

52. Identiteitsverklaring.-(1) Die stembrief wat aan die afwesige
kieser gestuur of oorhandig word, gaan vergesel van die vorm van
identiteitsverklaring wat voorgeskryf mag word, met die in artikel sewen-
en-vyftig vermelde voorskrifte vir die uitbring van 'n stem, daarop gedruk.
(2) Die kiesbeampte teken op genoemde vorm die volgnommer
van die afwesige kieser se aansoek om 'n stembrief aan, of laat dit daar-
op aanteken.

53. Stukke wat aan Afwesige Kieser gestuur moet word.-(1) Die
kiesbeampte plaas-
(a) die stembrief;
(b) die vorm van identiteitsverklaring;
(c) 'n koevert gemerk ,, Deur posbeamptes aangeteken te word-
posvry-For registration by postal authorities-post free" en
aan die kiesbeampte geadresseer; en
(d) 'n kleiner koevert waarop die woorde ,, stembriefkoevert" en
,, ballot paper envelope" gedruk is,







and shall effectually close the envelope addressed to the absent voter.
(2) All envelopes containing the ballot papers, declarations of
identity and envelopes referred to in sub-section (1), and addressed to
absent voters, shall be counted, and except those which are personally
delivered to applicants by the returning officer, shall forthwith be delivered
by him to the nearest post office for registration and dispatch.

54. Sealing of Counterfoils of Ballot Papers and Voters' List.-The
returning officer shall, immediately after the completion of each issue of
the ballot papers 'and in the presence of such candidates and agents of
there candidates as may be in attendance, make up into separate packets
sealed with his own seal and sealed by such of the candidates or the agents
of the candidates as desire to affix their seals, the marked copy of the voters'
list referred to in section fifty-one, and the counterfoils of the ballot papers.

55. Voters' List to Indicate Issue of Absent Voters' Ballot Papers.-
(1) The returning officer shall, if there is time conveniently to do so, note
on the certified copies of the voters' list supplied to presiding officers for
official purposes of the election, as provided in section forty-one, the names
of all voters to whom ballot papers have been issued.
(2) If there is not time conveniently to note on the certified copies.
of the voters' list aforesaid the issue of a ballot paper, the returning officer
shall immediately advise each presiding officer in the division of the issue
of the ballot paper.

56. Absent Voter not Entitled to Vote at Polling Station.-A person
to whom a ballot paper has been issued under section fifty-three, shall not
be entitled to vote at any polling station in the division in which he is
registered, unless he first delivers such ballot paper to the presiding officer
for cancellation.

57. Manner of Voting as an Absent Voter.-(1) Subject to the
provisions of sub-section (2), the following directions for voting as an
absent voter shall be substantially observed:-
(a) Before marking the ballot paper the absent voter shall produce
before a presiding officer for absent votes at a place within the
Union (including the port and settlement of Walvis Bay and the
Prince Edward Islands) or the Mandated Territory of South-
West Africa, or, in the case of persons referred to in sub-section
(4) of section thirteen, at a place outside the Union where the
number of persons who are qualified to vote and who can
conveniently vote before the same presiding officer is at least
four (whether or not in the area in which such officer holds the
office by virtue of which he is such an officer) and before two
other adult witnesses who shall be known to such officer-
(i) the ballot paper;

As amended by section eighteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.







in 'n koevert wat aan die afwesige kieser geadresseer is na die adres
waarheen hy in sy aansoek om 'n stembrief versoek het dat die stembrief
gestuur moet word, en maak die aan die afwesige kieser geadresseerde
koevert goed toe.
(2) Alle koeverte wat die in sub-artikel (1) bedoelde stembriewe,
identiteitsverklarings en koeverte bevat en aan afwesige kiesers geadres-
seer is word getel en, behalwe die wat persoonlik aan die aansoekers deur
die kiesbeampte oorhandig word, onverwyld deur hom by die naaste po-
kantoor vir aantekening en afsending ingehandig.

54. Verseiling van Teenblaaie van Stembriewe en Kieserslys.-
Onmiddellik na voltooiing van elke uitreiking van stembriewe, maak die
kiesbeampte, in teenwoordigheid van die candidate en agent van
candidate wat aanwesig mag wees, van die in artikel een-en-vyftig
bedoelde gemerkte afskrif van die kieserslys en die teenblaaie' van die
stembriewe, afsonderlike pakkette, wat verseel word met sy eie seel en
ook deur die kandidaat of agent van candidate wat verlang om hul seels
daaraan te beg.

55. Kieserslys moet uitreiking van Stembriewe aan Afwesige
Kiesers aandui.-(1) Die kiesbeampte merk, as hy voldoende tyd daarvoor
het, op die gesertifiseerde afskrifte van die kieserslys wat vir die offisile
doeleindes van die verkiesing aan. voorsittende beamptes verskaf word,
soos by artikel een-en-veertig bepaal, die name van alle kiesers aan wie
stembriewe uitgereik is.
(2) Indien hy nie voldoende tyd het om die uitreiking van 'n stem-
brief op genoemde gesertifiseerde afskrifte van die kieserslys aan te teken
nie, stel die kiesbeampte onmiddellik elke voorsittende beampte in die
afdeling van die uitreiking van die stembrief in kennis.

56. Afwesige Kieser nie geregtig by Stemburo te stem nie.-Iemand
aan wie 'n stembrief kragtens artikel drie-en-vyftig uitgereik is, is nie
geregtig om sy stem by 'n stemburo in die afdeling waarin hy geregistreer
is, uit te bring nie, tensy hy eers die stembrief aan die voorsittende beampte
oorhandig om gekanselleer te word.

57. Wyse waarop Afwesige Kieser sy stem uitbring.-(1) Behoudens
die bepalings van sub-artikel (2), moet die volgende voorskrifte vir die
uitbring van 'n stem deur 'n afwesige kieser in hoofsaak nagekom word:
(a) Alvorens die stembrief te merk, toon die afwesige kieser aan
"n voorsittende beampte vir stemme van afwesiges, op 'n plek
binne die Unie (met inbegrip van die hawe en nedersetting
Walvisbaai en die Prince Edward-eilande) of die Mandaat-
gebied Suidwes-Afrika of, in die geval van person vermeld in
sub-artikel (4) van artikel dertien, op 'n plek buite die Unie
waar die aantal person wat bevoeg is om te stem en wat
gerieflikerwyse voor dieselfde voorsittende beampte kan stem
ten minste vier is (hetsy dit 'n gebied is waarin bedoelde
beampte die amp beklee uit hoofde waarvan hy so 'n beampte
is, al dan nie), en voor twee ander volwasse getuies wat aan
bedoelde beampte bekend is-
(i) die stembrief;
Soos gewysig by artikel agtien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.

65







(ii) the form of declaration of identity; and
(iii) the envelope in which he received the ballot paper:
Provided that, in the case of persons referred to in sub-section
(4) of section thirteen, the presiding officer for absent votes
shall be the senior officer stationed at the place concerned, and,
for the purpose of recording the vote of such senior officer, the
presiding officer shall be such other officer stationed at such
place as the said senior officer shall nominate for the purpose.
(b) The absent voter shall sign the form of declaration of identity
in the presence of the presiding officer for absent votes and the
required witnesses, who shall also sign the form of declaration
of identity.
(c) The presiding officer for absent votes shall render all possible
assistance to the absent voter not in conflict with this Act and
shall, after signing the form of declaration of identity, place
thereon his stamp of office, or if he has no stamp of office, a
statement of his qualifications as presiding officer for absent
votes.
(d) The absent voter shall vote by marking the ballot paper on the
right-hand side with a cross opposite the name of the candidate
for whom he votes.
(e) The absent voter shall not allow any person to see how he has
voted, and shall not sign his name nor make any mark or
writing of any kind on the ballot paper other than the one cross.
(f) Immediately after voting the absent voter shall in the presence
of the presiding officer for absent votes and the required wit-
nesses, but without disclosing how he has voted, place the
marked ballot paper in the ballot paper envelope and fasten it
up and then place the ballot paper envelope together with the
declaration of identity in the larger envelope, addressed to the
returning officer, and shall either deliver it personally to the
returning officer or dispatch it by registered post or hand it
to the presiding officer for absent votes who shall, unless it is
addressed to himself as returning officer, dispatch it by regis-
tered post without delay and if it is addressed to him as
returning officer, place it in the absent voters' ballot box without
delay.
(g) Any such envelope addressed to the returning officer which is
received into the custody of the postal authorities without being
registered for transmission through the post, shall forthwith
be registered and transmitted to the returning officer to whom
it is addressed.
(h) The failure to register any such envelope shall not invalidate the
vote of the absent voter.








(ii) die vorm van identiteitsverklaring; en
(iii) die koevert waarin hy die stembrief ontvang het:
Met dien verstande dat, in die geval van person in sub-artikel
(4) van artikel dertien vermeld, die op die betrokke plek
gestasioneerde senior beampte die voorsittende beampte vir
stemme van afwesiges is en, om die stem van daardie senior
beampte uit te bring, 'n ander beampte wat op daardie plek
gestasioneer is en wat genoemde senior beampte vir die doel
aanwys, die voorsittende beampte is.
(b) Die afwesige kieser onderteken die vorm van identiteitsver-
klaring in teenwoordigheid van die voorsittende beampte vir
stemme van afwesiges en die nodige getuies, wat ook die
identiteitsverklaring onderteken.
(c) Die voorsittende beampte vir stemme van afwesiges verleen
aan die afwesige kieser alle moontlike hulp wat nie in stryd
met hierdie Wet is nie, en nadat hy die vorm van identiteits-
verklaring onderteken het, plaas hy sy amptelike stempel
daarop, of as hy geen amptelike stempel besit nie, vermeld
hy sy kwalifikasies as voorsittende beampte vir stemme van
afwesiges daarop.
(d) Die afwesige kieser bring sy stem uit deur die stembrief op
die regterkant teenoor die naam van die kandidaat vir wie
hy stem, met 'n kruis te merk.
(e) Die afwesige kieser mag niemand toelaat om te sien hoe by
gestem het nie, en mag nie sy naam op die stembrief teken
of enige merk of skrif van enige aard behalwe die een kruis,
daarop aanbring nie.

(f) Onmiddellik nadat by gestem het, plaas die afwesige kieser,
in teenwoordigheid van die voorsittende beampte vir stemme
van afwesiges en die nodige getuies maar sonder om te laat
blyk hoe hy gestem het, die gemerkte stembrief in die stem-
briefkoevert en maak dit toe, en plaas dan die stembrief-
koevert tesame met die identiteitsverklaring in die groter
koevert wat aan die kiesbeampte geadresseer is, en lewer dit.
bf persoonlik aan die kiesbeampte af bf versend dit as aan-
getekende brief per pos bf oorhandig dit aan die voorsittende
beampte vir stemme van afwesiges wat dit, tensy dit aan hom-
self as kiesbeampte geadresseer is, onverwyld as aangetekende
brief per pos afstuur, en as dit aan hom as kiesbeampte
geadresseer is, dit onverwyld in die stembus vir afwesige
kiesers plaas.

(g) So 'n koevert wat aan die kiesbeampte geadresseer is en in
bewaring van posbeamptes kom sonder aangeteken te wees
vir versending per pos, word onverwyld aangeteken en gestuur
aan die kiesbeampte aan wie dit geadresseer is.
(h) Versuim om so 'n koevert te registreer, maak die stem van
die afwesige kieser nie ongeldig nie.








(2) The provisions of section seventy-eight shall mutatis mutandis
apply in the case of any voter who, because of his inability to read or his
blindness or physical infirmity is unable personally to record his vote or
sign the declaration of identity in terms of the provisions of sub-section
(1), save that the declaration of identity shall be completed and signed on
behalf of the said voter by the same person who signed and endorsed the
relevant form of application for an absent voters' ballot paper in terms
of the proviso to sub-section (2) of section forty-three.

t 58. Secrecy of Voting.-(1) Save as provided in sub-section (2) of
section fifty-seven, the presiding officer for absent votes shall not look at
or make himself acquainted with the vote given by the absent voter, and
shall not permit any person (other than the absent voter) to see or become
acquainted with the absent voter's vote, or to assist the absent voter to
vote or to interfere in any way with the absent voter in relation to his vote.
(2) Any presiding officer for absent votes, or other officer or person
who contravenes any of the provisions of sub-section (1), is guilty of an
offence.

59. Duties of Persons Present when Absent Voter Votes.-(1) Any
person present when an absent voter is before a presiding officer for absent
votes for the purpose of voting as an absent voter shall-
(a) obey all directions of the presiding officer for absent votes;
(b) refrain from making any communication whatever to the absent
voter in relation to his vote;
(c) refrain from assisting the absent voter or in any way interfering
with him in relation to his. vote; and
(d) refrain from looking at the absent voter's vote or from doing
anything whereby he might become acquainted with the absent
voter's vote.
(2) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of sub-section
(1) is guilty of an offence.

60. Duty of Person to whom Ballot Paper Envelope is Handed.-
Any person to whom an envelope containing or purporting to contain a
ballot paper is handed by an absent voter, who, if he is himself the return-
ing officer, fails to place the envelope forthwith in the absent voters' ballot
box, or if he is not the returning officer, fails to post the envelope forthwith,
shall be guilty of an offence.

61. Ballot Box for Absent Voters.-(1) The returning officer shall
provide a ballot box for the reception of the covering envelopes when
returned by the absent voters.

Added by section eighteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.
t As amended by section nineteen, Act No. 50 of 1948.








*(2) Die bepalings van artikel agt-en-sewentig is mutatis mutandis
van toepassing op die geval van 'n kieser wat weens sy onvermoe om te
lees of sy blindheid of liggaamlike swakheid of gebrek nie in staat is
om sy stem persoonlik uit te bring of die identiteitsverklaring ooreenkom-
stig die bepalings van sub-artikel (1) te teken nie, behalwe dat die identi-
teitsverklaring namens genoemde kieser deur dieselfde person voltooi
en geteken moet word wat die betrokke vorm van aansoek om 'n stem-
brief vir afwesige kiesers ooreenkomstig die voorbehoudsbepaling van
sub-artikel (2) van artikel drie-en-veertig geteken en geendosseer het.

t 58. Geheimhouding van Stemming.-(1) Behoudens die bepalings
van sub-artikel (2) van artikel sewe-en-vyftig, mag die voorsittende beampte
vir stemme van afwesiges nie na die stem wat die afwesige kieser uit-
gebring het kyk of enige kennis daaromtrent verkry nie, en nie toelaat
dat enig iemand (behalwe die afwesige kieser) die afwesige kieser se stem
sien of daarmee bekend raak nie, of die afwesige kieser help om sy stem
uit te bring of horn op enige wyse met die afwesige kieser met betrekking
tot sy stem bemoei nie.
(2) 'n Voorsittende beampte vir stemme van afwesiges of ander
beamptes of person wat enigeen van die bepalings van sub-artikel (1)
oortree, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig.

59. Pligte van Aanwesige Persone wanneer Afwesige Kieser sy stem
uitbring.-(1) Alle person wat teenwoordig is wanneer 'n afwesige kieser
voor 'n voorsittende beampte vir stemme van afwesiges verskyn ten einde
as afwesige kieser te stem, moet-
(a) alle bevele van die voorsittende beampte vir stemme van
afwesiges gehoorsaam;
(b) hul onthou van enige meedeling hoegenaamd aan die afwesige
kieser in verband met sy stem;
(c) hul onthou van enige hulp aan die afwesige kieser of enige
bemoeiing met hom in verband met sy stem; en
(d) hul onthou daarvan om na die afwesige kieser se stem te kyk
of om enigiets te doen waardeur hul met die afwesige kieser
se stem bekend sou kan raak,
(2) Iemand wat enigeen van die bepalings van sub-artikel (1) oor-
tree, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig.

60. Plig van Persoon aan wie Stembriefkoevert oorhandig word.-
Iemand wat, indien hy self die kiesbeampte is, versuim om 'n koevert wat
'n stembrief bevat of heet te bevat en deur 'n afwesige kieser aan hor
oorhandig is, onverwyld in die stembus vir afwesige kiesers te plaas, of
indien hy nie die kiesbeampte is nie, versuim om die koevert onverwyld
op die pos te doen, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig.

61. Stembus vir Afwesige Kiesers.-(1) Die kiesbeampte verskaf 'n
stembus vir die ontvangs van die omslagkoeverte wanneer hul deur die
afwesige kiesers teruggestuur is.

Toegevoeg by artikel agtien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
t Soos gewysig by artikel negentien, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








(2) Such ballot box shall immediately after the completion of the
first issue of the ballot papers be shown open and empty to the candidates
and such agents of the candidates as may be in attendance, shall be sealed
with the seal of the returning officer and the seals of such of the candidates
or agents of the candidates as desire to affix their seals, and shall be
marked "absent voters' ballot box ", and the returning officer shall make
provision for the safe custody of such ballot box.

62. List of Covering Envelopes Received.-The returning officer
or his assistant shall immediately on receipt of any covering envelope place
it unopened in the absent voters' ballot box and shall enter on a list the
postal registered number and the office of origin of every such envelope
received through the post, and the words personally delivered in respect
of every other such envelope.
63. Postal List of Covering Envelopes Delivered.-(1) The officer
in charge of the post office from which any covering envelope has been
delivered to the returning officer before the close of the poll shall, not later
than twenty-four hours after the close of the poll, send to the returning
officer a list showing the postal registered number and office of origin of
every covering envelope which he has caused to be delivered to the return-
ing officer.
(2) Such list and the list of covering envelopes received shall, until
the commencement of the counting of the votes, as provided in section
eighty-two, and during a period of one month after the declaration of the
result of the poll, be open to public inspection at the office of the returning
officer, without payment of any fee.
64. Covering Envelopes Received after Close of Poll.-Where
covering envelopes are received by the returning officer after the close
of the poll, or where any envelopes addressed to absent voters are returned
as undelivered, the returning officer shall not open such envelopes and shall
seal them up into separate packets.
65. Opening of Absent Voters' Ballot Box.-The absent voters'
ballot box may be opened by the returning officer immediately after the
close of the poll if previous written notice of his intention to do so has.
been given to each candidate or his agent, or if no such notice has been
given, then at the counting of the votes, as provided in section eighty-two.
66. Checking of Envelopes with List.-When an absent voters' ballot
box has been opened the returning officer shall count and note the number
of covering envelopes contained therein, check the postal registered number
on every envelope with the numbers entered on the list of covering,
envelopes received, shall then open each covering envelope separately and
record the name of the absent voter from whom it has been received,
examine the declaration of identity and compare the signature of the absent.
voter on such declaration with the signature of the same voter on the
application for the ballot paper or in the case of a blind or incapacitated
voter, the signature of the person who signed the declaration of identity-
on behalf of such voter with the signature of the same person on the
application for the ballot paper, and allow the candidates and the agents.
of the candidates to inspect both signatures.
As amended by section twenty, Act No. 50 of 1948.








(2) Bedoelde stembus word onmiddellik na voltooiing van die
eerste uitreiking van stembriewe oop en leeg vertoon aan die candidate
en die agent van die candidate wat aanwesig mag wees, word met die
sedl van die kiesbeampte verse~l asook met die se6ls van die candidate of
agent van die candidate wat hul seels wens aan te heg, en word gemerk
, stembus vir afwesige kiesers "; en die kiesbeampte maak voorsiening vir
die veilige bewaring van bedoelde stembus.
62. Lys van Ontvange Omslagkoeverte.-Die kiesbeampte of sy
assistant plaas alle omslagkoeverte by ontvangs daarvan onmiddellik onge-
opend in die stembus vir afwesige kiesers, en skryf die posnommer van
aantekening asook die kantoor van afsending van iedere sodanige koevert
wat per pos ontvang is, en die woorde ,, persoonlik afgelewer" ten opsigte
van iedere ander sodanige koevert, op 'n lys in.
63. Poslys van Afgelewerde Omslagkoeverte.--(1) Die amptenaar
in bevel van die poskantoor waaruit 'n omslagkoevert voor die sluiting
van die stemming aan die kiesbeampte afgelewer is, stuur aan die kies-
beampte, nie later nie dan vier-en-twintig uur na die sluiting van die
stemming, 'n lys waarin die posnommer van aantekening en kantoor van
afsending van iedere omslagkoevert wat hy aan die kiesbeampte laat
aflewer het, aangegee word.
(2) Bedoelde lys, asook die lys van ontvange omslagkoeverte, 18,
totdat met die tel van die stemme begin word, soos in artikel twee-en-tagtig
bepaal, en gedurende 'n tydperk van een maand na die afkondiging van
die uitslag van die stemming, op die kantoor van die kiesbeampte ter
kostelose publieke insage.
64. Omslagkoeverte wat na Sluiting van Stemming ontvang word.-
Wanneer omslagkoeverte na die sluiting van die stemming deur die kies-
beampte ontvang word, of wanneer koeverte aan afwesige kiesers geadres-
seer as onafgelewer teruggestuur word, maak die kiesbeampte bedoelde
koeverte nie oop nie, en verseel hul in afsonderlike pakkette.
65. Oopmaak van Stembus vir Afwesige Kiesers.-Die stembus vir
afwesige kiesers kan onmiddellik na die sluiting van die stemming oopge-
maak word, indien aan elke kandidaat of sy agent vooraf skriftelik kennis
gegee is van sy voorneme om sulks te doen, of indien nie aldus kennis gegee
is nie, by die tel van die stemme, soos in artikel twee-en-tagtig bepaal.
66. Vergelyking van Koeverte met Lys.-Wanneer 'n stembus vir
afwesige kiesers oopgemaak is, tel die kiesbeampte die aantal omslag-
koeverte wat dit bevat en maak 'n aantekening daarvan, vergelyk die pos-
nommer van aantekening op elke koevert met die nommers wat op die lys
van ontvange omslagkoeverte ingeskryf is, maak dan elke omslagkoevert
afsonderlik oop en skryf die naam neer van die afwesige kieser van wie dit
ontvang is, ondersoek die identiteitsverklaring en vergelyk die handtekening
van die afwesige kieser op die verklaring met die handtekening van die-
selfde kieser op die aansoek om die stembrief of in die geval van 'n kieser
wat blind is of nie in staat is om te stem nie, die handtekening van die
person wat die identiteitsverklaring namens sodanige kieser geteken het
met die handtekening van dieselfde person op die aansoek om die stem-
brief en laat die candidate en die, agent van die candidate toe om albei
handtekeninge te beskou.
Soos gewysig by artikel twintig, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








67. Examination of Declarations of Identity.-(1) If the returning
officer is satisfied that the signature on the declaration of identity is that
of the voter who signed the application for the ballot paper or of the person
who signed such application on behalf of a blind or incapacitated voter,
in terms of the proviso to sub-section (2) of section forty-three, as the case-
may be, and is properly witnessed as provided in section fifty-seven, he shall
place the declaration of identity and the envelope containing the ballot
paper in separate receptacles, and keep them safely in those receptacles;
until the commencement of the counting of the votes as provided in section
eighty-two, and if objection to his decision is made by or on behalf of any
candidate, he shall endorse the declaration of identity acceptance objected
to ".
(2) If he is not so satisfied he shall endorse the declaration of
identity "vote rejected" and shall attach thereto the ballot paper
envelope, without opening such envelope, or, if there is no such envelope,
the ballot paper, and if objection to his decision is made by or on behalf
of any candidate he shall add to the endorsement the words "rejection.
objected to ".
(3) The returning officer shall keep all rejected declarations with
the attached envelopes or ballot papers, as the case may be, separate from
other documents, and shall deal with them as provided in section seventy.
(4) Where a declaration of identity does not appear to accompany
the ballot paper envelope the returning officer shall open the ballot paper
envelope, and if it is found to contain the declaration of identity he shall.
deal with such declaration and ballot paper in accordance with the provi-
sions of this section.
(5) Any declaration of identity not accompanied by a ballot paper
and any ballot paper not accompanied by a declaration of identity shall be
,marked "rejected ".
68. Death of Absent Voter before Opening of Poll.-(l) If, in any
division, at or prior to the counting of the votes, any candidate or any
agent of any candidate or any voter makes before the returning officer
a declaration on oath or produces to the returning officer a death certifi-
cate showing that a voter, who has voted in that division as an absent
voter, has died before the commencement of the poll, the returning officer,.
if satisfied as to the identity of the deceased person with the person who
voted as an absent voter, shall trace and reject the ballot paper marked
by the deceased person.
(2) Any person who in such a declaration makes any false state-
ment, knowing the statement to be false, shall be guilty of an offence and
liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment
for a period not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and
imprisonment.
69. Mixing of Absent Voters' Ballot Papers with Ordinary Ballot
Papers.-When the covering envelopes in the absent voters' ballot box
have been opened and their contents dealt with as hereinbefore provided,
the returning officer shall, before the commencement of the counting of
votes, open the accepted unopened ballot paper envelopes and without
unfolding the ballot papers contained therein, mix them with the ballot:
papers referred to in section eighty-two.
As amended by section twenty-one, Act No. 50 of 1948.








67. Ondersoek van Identiteitsverklarings.-(1) Indien die kiesbe-
ampte oortuig is dat die handtekening op die identiteitsverklaring di6 is
van die kieser wat die aansoek om die stembrief onderteken bet, of, na
gelang van die geval, van die person wat so 'n aansoek namens 'n kieser
wat blind is of nie in staat is om te stem nie, ingevolge die voorbehouds-
bepaling van sub-artikel (2) van artikel drie-en-veertig onderteken het, en
behoorlik deur getuies gestaaf is soos by artikel sewen-en-vyftig bepaal.
plaas hy die identiteitsverklaring en die koevert wat die stembrief bevat,
in afsonderlike hours, en bewaar hul veilig in daardie hours, totdat die
tel van die stemme begin, soos in artikel twee-en-tagtig bepaal, en as deur
'of ten behoewe van 'n kandidaat teen sy besluit beswaar geopper word,
endosseer hy op die identiteitsverklaring ,, beswaar geopper teen aanname ".
(2) Indien hy nie aldus oortuig is nie, endosseer hy op die identiteits-
verklaring ,, stem verwerp" en heg die stembriefkoevert daaraan sonder
om die koevert oop te maak, of as daar nie so 'n koevert is nie, die stem-
brief, en as deur of ten behoewe van 'n kandidaat teen sy besluit beswaar
geopper word, voeg hy die woorde ,, beswaar geopper teen verwerping"
by die endossement.
(3) Die kiesbeampte hou alle verworpe verklarings met die aange-
hegte koeverte of stembriewe, na gelang van die geval, afgeskei van ander
stukke, en handel daarmee soos in artikel sewentig bepaal.
(4) Wanneer die stembriefkoevert blyk nie vergesel te gaan van 'n
identiteitsverklaring nie, maak die kiesbeampte die stembriefkoevert oop,
en as hy vind dat dit die identiteitsverklaring bevat, handel hy met die
verklaring en die stembrief ooreenkomstig die bepalings van hierdie artikel.
(5) 'n Identiteitsverkaring wat nie van 'n stembrief vergesel gaan
nie en 'n stembrief wat nie van 'n identiteitsverklaring vergesel gaan nie,
word gemerk ,, verwerp".

68. Dood van Afwesige Kieser voor begin van Stemming.-(1) Indien
'n kandidaat of 'n agent van 'n kandidaat of 'n kieser in 'n afdeling by of
voor die tel van die stemme, voor die kiesbeampte 'n beEdigde verklaring
afle of aan hom 'n sterftesertifikaat voorle luidens welke 'n kieser wat sy
stem in daardie afdeling as 'n afwesige kieser uitgebring het, voor die
begin van die stemming oorlede is, spoor die kiesbeampte, as hy oortuig
is dat die afgestorwe person die person is wat sy stem as afwesige
kieser uitgebring het, die stembrief op wat deur die afgestorwe person
gemerk is, en verwerp dit.
(2) demand wat in so 'n verklaring 'n valse bewering doen, wetende
dat die bewering vals is, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met 'n
boete van hoogstens honderd pond of met gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk
van hoogstens twaalf maande of met beide sodanige boete en gevangenis-
straf.

69. Vermenging van Stembriewe van Afwesige Kiesers met gewone
Stembriewe.-Wanneer die omslagkoeverte in die stembus vir afwesige
kiesers oopgemaak is en met hul inhoud soos hierbo bepaal gehandel is,
maak die kiesbeampte, voor die begin van die tel van die stemme, die
.aangenome ongeopende stembriefkoeverte oop en maak hulle, sonder om
die stembriewe wat hul bevat oop te you, met die in artikel twee-en-tagtig
bedoelde stembriewe deurmekaar.
Soos gewysig by artikel een-en-twintig, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








70. Sealing up of Certain Documents into Separate Packets.-The
returning officer shall seal up in separate packets-
(a) the original applications for ballot papers;
(b) the declarations of identity which accompanied any ballot
papers duly accepted;
(c) any rejected declarations of identity with the envelopes (if any)
attached thereto;
(d) any ballot papers rejected in terms of sections sixty-seven and
sixty-eight; and
(e) any ballot papers delivered for cancellation in terms of section
fifty-six.

71. Responsibility of Returning Officer for Safe Custody of Docu-
ments.-(1) The returning officer shall be responsible for the safe custody
of the sealed packets referred to in sections fifty-four, sixty-four and
seventy, and of the lists referred to in sections sixty-two and sixty-three,
and of any envelopes returned as undelivered and any covering envelopes
received after the date of the election.
(2) The returning officer shall retain the said packets, lists and
envelopes unopened for a period of one year from the date of the election,
and thereafter the said packets, lists and envelopes shall, unless the court
otherwise directs, if they relate to an election for the House of Assembly,
be disposed of as directed by the chief electoral officer, and if they relate
to an election for a provincial council, as directed by the administrator
concerned.

Voting at Polling Stations.
72. Hours of Poll.-The poll shall commence at seven o'clock in
the morning and shall close at eight o'clock in the evening of the polling
day, but the presiding officer shall permit every voter who is, at the
last-mentioned hour, inside the room in which the ballot box is to record
his vote before closing the poll.

73. Powers of Presiding Officer at Polling Station.-(1) The presiding
officer and other officers at the polling station shall keep order threat,
shall regulate the number of voters to be admitted at a time, and shall
exclude all other persons except the returning officer, the candidates, their
election agents, the polling officers, the polling agents of each candidate
appointed for the polling district as provided in section one hundred, one
messenger for each candidate whose services may be employed by the
polling agents of that candidate to notify the members of the candidate's
organization of the registered numbers of the persons who have voted,
and the police officers or constables on duty.
(2) Save as is excepted by sub-section (1), the presiding officer may
require any person (other than a person recording his vote) to leave the
polling station, and any person who fails to leave the polling station when
so required, may be arrested without warrant on the order of the presiding
officer, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding
ten pounds.








70. Verseiling van sekere Stukke in afsonderlike Pakkette.-Die
kiesbeampte verseRl in afsonderlike pakkette-
(a) die oorspronklike aansoeke om stembriewe;
(b) die identiteitsverklarings waarvan behoorlik aangenome stem-
briewe vergesel gegaan het;
(c) alle verworpe identiteitsverklarings met die koeverte (as daar is)
daarby aangeheg;
(d) alle stembriewe wat ingevolge artikels sewe-en-sestig en agt-en-
sestig verwerp is; en
(e) alle stembriewe wat ingevolge artikel ses-en-vyftig oorhandig is
om gekanselleer te word.

71. Verantwoordelikheid van Kiesbeampte vir Veilige Bewaring
van Stukke.-(1) Die kiesbeampte is verantwoordelik vir die veilige
bewaring van die in artikels vier-en-vyftig, vier-en-sestig en sewentig
bedoelde verselde pakkette, en van die in artikels twee-en-sestig en drie-
en-sestig bedoelde lyste, asook van alle koeverte wat as-onafgelewer terug-
gestuur is en alle omslagkoeverte wat na die datum van die verkiesing
ontvang word.
(2) Die kiesbeampte behou genoemde pakkette, lyste en koeverte
ongeopen vir 'n tydperk van een jaar vanaf die datum van die verkiesing
en daarna word, tensy die hof anders gelas, met genoemde pakkette, lyste
en koeverte gehandel, as hul betrekking het op 'n Volksraadsverkiesing,
volgens voorskrif van die hoofverkiesingsbeampte, en as hul betrekking
bet op 'n provinsiale raadsverkiesing, volgens voorskrif van die betrokke
administrateur.

Uitbring van Stemme by Stemburo's.
72. Stemure.-Die stemming begin om sewe-uur in die oggend en
sluit om agtuur in die aand van die stemdag, maar die voorsittende
beampte laat toe dat elke kieser wat om laasgenoemde uur binne die
kamer is waarin die stembus is, sy stem uitbring voordat die stemming
sluit.

73. Bevoegdhede van Voorsittende Beampte by Stemburo.-(1) Die
voorsittende beampte en ander beamptes by die stemburo hou daar orde,
re1e die aantal kiesers wat tegelyk binnegelaat word, en hou alle ander
person buite, behalwe die kiesbeampte, die candidate, hul verkiesings-
agente, die stemopnemers, die stemagente van elke kandidaat wat ooreen-
komstig artikel honderd vir die stemdistrik aangestel is, een bode vir elke
kandidaat wie se dienste deur die stemagente van daardie kandidaat
gebruik mag word om die lede van die kandidaat se organisasie te
verwittig van die geregistreerde nommers van die person wat gestem het,
en die diensdoende polisiebeamptes of konstabels.
(2) Behoudens die by sub-artikel (1) uitgesonderde person, kan
die voorsittende beampte enige person (behalwe 'n person wat sy stem
uitbring) aans8 om die stemburo te verlaat, en enige aldus aangesegde
person wat versuim om die stemburo te verlaat, kan op bevel van die
voorsittende beampte sender lasbrief in hegtenis geneem word, en is aan
'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met 'n boete van hoogstens tien pond.








(3) The powers conferred by this section shall not be exercised so
as to prevent any voter who is otherwise entitled to vote at any polling
station from having an opportunity of voting at that polling station.

74. Where Voter to Record his Vote.-(1) The voters' list shall,
subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) and sub-sections
(3) and (4) of section six and sub-section (1) of section seventy-five, be con-
clusive as to the right to record his vote in a polling district of every
person who is registered on that list in respect of that polling district.
(2) Save as provided in this section and in section fifty-seven, no
person shall be permitted to record his vote elsewhere than at the polling
station for the division or, if a division is divided into polling districts,
elsewhere than at the polling station for the polling district in respect of
which he is registered: Provided that if more than one polling station in
any division or polling district has been established under the proviso to
sub-section (4) of section forty, the voters for whom any polling station
has been established shall vote at that polling station and at no other.
(3) (a) A person who is not registered in any division which is
wholly situate within one municipality or within two or more municipalities
shall, subject to the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c), be permitted to
vote at any polling station in the division for which he is registered, if
before voting he signs a declaration in the prescribed form to the effect:
that he has not already voted at the election in that division or in any other
division and that he is the person whose name appears on the voters' list
for another polling district of the same division.
(b) Every such declaration (except one made by a presiding officer)
shall be made on the polling day before and signed by the presiding officer
of the polling station at which such person desires to vote and, if made
by a presiding officer, shall be made on or prior to the polling day, before
and signed by the returning officer or a commissioner of oaths.
t (c) Repealed.
(4) The said declaration shall be signed on the front of an envelope
in which shall be placed the envelope containing the marked declaration
ballot paper as provided in sub-section (5).
(5) The ballot paper marked by a voter who has signed the
declaration mentioned in this section shall not be placed in the ballot
box, but shall, in the presence of the presiding officer and without being
unfolded, be enclosed by the voter in a blank envelope which he shall
fasten up and hand to the presiding officer who shall enclose it in the
declaration envelope which he shall fasten up and set aside in a separate
packet or ballot box.
(6) The name of the voter and his number on the voters' list, and
the number of the polling district in which he is registered, shall be
entered in a list.
(7) The presiding officer shall during the hours of the poll permit
the candidate and his agent to inspect the declaration votes list without
payment of any fee.
As amended by section twenty-two, Act No. 50 of 1948.
I Repealed by section twenty-two, Act No. 50 of 1948.








(3) Die kragtens hierdie artikel verleende bevoegdhede word nie so
uitgeoefen nie dat 'n kieser wat andersins geregtig is om by 'n stemburo
sy stem uit te bring, die geleentheid ontneem word om sy stem by daardie
stemburo uit te bring.
74. Waar Kieser sy Stem moet uitbring.-(1) Die kieserslys is,
behoudens die by paragraaf (b) van sub-artikel (1) en sub-artikels (3) en (4)
van artikel ses en sub-artikel (1) van artikel vyf-en-sewentig bepaalde,
afdoende wat die reg betref van iedere person wat op daardie lys ten
opsigte van 'n stemdistrik geregistreer is, om sy stem in daardie stemdistrik
uit te bring.
(2) Behoudens die by hierdie artikel en by artikel sewen-en-vyftig
bepaalde, word niemand toegelaat om sy stem op 'n ander plek uit te
bring nie dan by die stemburo vir die afdeling, of as die afdeling in
stemdistrikte verdeel is, by die stemburo vir die stemdistrik ten opsigte
waarvan hy geregistreer is: Met dien verstande dat indien meer dan een
stemburo kragtens die voorbehoudsbepaling by sub-artikel (4) van artikel
veertig in 'n afdeling of stemdistrik ingerig is, die kiesers vir wie 'n
stemburo ingerig is, by daardie stemburo moet stem en by geen ander nie.
(3) (a) 'n Persoon wat nie in 'n afdeling geregistreer is wat geheel-
en-al binne een munisipaliteit of binne twee of meer munisipaliteite geled
is nie, word, met inagneming van die by paragrawe (b) en (c) bepaalde,
toegelaat om sy stem uit te bring by enige stemburo in die afdeling waar-
voor hy geregistreer is, mits hy, alvorens sy stem uit te bring, 'n verklaring
in die voorgeskrewe vorm onderteken ten effekte dat hy nie reeds by die
verkiesing in daardie afdeling of in enige ander afdeling gestem het nie,
en dat hy die person is wie se naam op die kieserslys vir 'n ander stem-
distrik van dieselfde kiesafdeling voorkom.
(b) Iedere sodanige verklaring (behalwe een deur die voorsittende
beampte afgele) word op die stemdag afgel8 voor en onderteken deur die
voorsittende beampte van die stemburo waar bedoelde person wil stem,
en word, indien deur 'n voorsittende beampte afgel8, op of voor die
stemdag afgel8 voor en onderteken deur die kiesbeampte of 'n kommissaris
van ede.
f(c) Herroep.
(4) Genoemde verklaring word voorop 'n koevert onderteken, en
daarin word die koevert geplaas wat die gemerkte verklaringstembrief
bevat soos in sub-artikel (5) bepaal.
(5) Die stembrief wat gemerk is deur 'n kieser wat die in hierdie
artikel bedoelde verklaring onderteken het, word nie in die stembus
geplaas nie, maar word, in teenwoordigheid van die voorsittende beampte
en sender dat dit oopgevou word, deur die kieser in 'n onbeskrewe koevert
geplaas, wat hy toemaak en aan die voorsittende beampte oorhandig, en
laasgenoemde plaas dit in die verklaringskoevert, wat hy toemaak en een-
kant sit in 'n afsonderlike pakket of stembus.
(6) Die naam van die kieser en sy nommer op die kieserslys, as-
ook die nommer van die stemdistrik waarin hy geregistreer is, word op 'n
lys ingeskrywe.
(7) Die voorsittende beampte laat gedurende die stemure die kan-
didaat en sy agent toe om die verklaringstemlys kosteloos in te sien.
Soos gewysig by artikel twee-en-twintig, Wet No. 50 van 1948.
Herroep by artikel twee-en-twintig, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








(8) Any person who makes any false statement in any declaration
mentioned in this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on
conviction to the penalties prescribed by law for perjury.

75. No Voter to Vote More than Once.-(1) A voter shall, whether
or not his name appears in more than one voters' list or more than once
in the same list, be entitled to give at an election one vote only.
(2) Save as is provided in section eighty, no enquiry shall be made
at any election as to the right of any person to vote, except that the
presiding officer may himself, and if so required by any candidate or the
polling agent of any candidate shall, before allowing any person to vote,
put to him either or both of the following questions, but no other,
namely: -
(i) Are you the person whose name appears as A. B. on the list
of voters in this division?
(ii) Have you already voted at this election in this or in any
other division?

(3) A person who does not answer the first question distinctly and
absolutely in the affirmative and the second question distinctly and
absolutely in the negative, shall not be permitted to vote.

(4) A person who makes a false answer to either of those questions
shall be guilty of an offence and liable to the penalties in Chapter V,
prescribed for the offence of personation.
(5) The presiding officer may make enquiry of any other presiding
officer at a polling station in the same or any other electoral division
for the purpose of verifying an answer to either of the two questions
aforesaid, and may further order the arrest without warrant of any person
who is suspected by him on reasonable grounds of making a false answer
to either of such questions or of the offence of personation as defined
by section one hundred and sixteen.
(6) Every person empowered by law to make arrests shall carry out
such an order of the presiding officer.

76. Manner of Voting at Polling Station.-The voting at all
elections, shall be by ballot, which shall be conducted in substance and
as nearly as possible in the following manner: -
(1) Every ballot paper shall be in both official languages, in the
form set out in the First Schedule; and there shall be printed
on every ballot paper in alphabetical order, the names of all
the duly nominated candidates at the election and their addresses
and occupations.
(2) The presiding officer at the polling station shall ascertain, by
reference to the voters' list for the division, that the person
claiming to vote is a person enrolled upon that list, and, save
as in section seventy-four is provided, is also enrolled on the
voters' list for the polling district for which such polling station
has been established.








(8) demand wat in 'n in hierdie artikel bedoelde verklaring 'n valse
verklaring doen, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met die strawwe
wat regtens op meineed gestel is.

75. Kieser mag nie meer dan eenmaal stem nie.-(1) 'n Kieser is,
onverskillig of sy naam al dan nie op meer dan een kieserslys of meer dan
eenmaal op dieselfde kieserslys voorkom, geregtig om by 'n verkiesing
slegs een stem uit te bring.
(2) Behoudens die by artikel tagtig bepaalde, word by 'n verkiesing
geen navraag gedoen omtrent enige person se reg om te stem nie, behalwe
dat die voorsittende beampte, alvorens iemand toe te laat om te stem,
horn een van of albei die volgende vrae, en geen ander nie, uit eie bewe-
ging kan, en op versoek van 'n kandidaat of die agent van 'n kandidaat,
moet stel, naamlik:
(i) Is u die person wie se naam as A.B. op die kieserslys van
hierdie afdeling voorkom?
(ii) Het u reeds by hierdie verkiesing in hierdie of in 'n ander
afdeling gestem?
(3) demand wat nie die eerste vraag duidelik en sonder voorbehoud
bevestigend en die tweede duidelik en sonder voorbehoud ontkennend
beantwoord nie, word nie toegelaat om te stem nie.
(4) demand wat op enigeen van daardie vrae 'n valse antwoord gee,
is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met die strawwe wat in Hoofstuk
V op die misdryf van horn vir 'n ander uit te gee, gestel is.
(5) Die voorsittende beampte kan by 'n ander voorsittende beampte
by 'n stemburo in dieselfde of in 'n ander kiesafdeling navraag doen ten
einde die waarheid van 'n antwoord op enigeen van voormelde vrae te
toets, en kan verder beveel dat enigiemand wat hy op redelike gronde
verdink daarvan dat hy op 'enigeen van bedoelde vrae 'n valse antwoord
gegee het, of van die misdryf van horn vir 'n ander uit te gee, soos in
artikel honderd-en-sestien omskryf, sonder lasbrief in hegtenis geneem
word.
(6) ledereen wat regtens bevoeg is tot inhegtenisneming, voer so 'n
bevel van die voorsittende beampte uit.

76. Wyse waarop by Stemburo gestem word.-By alle verkiesings
word die stemme by stembrief uitgebring, en wel in hoofsaak en sover
doenlik op die volgende wyse:
(1) Elke stembrief is in albei amptelike tale en het die vorm in die
Eerste Bylae aangegee; en op elke stembrief staan die name van
al die behoorlik benoemde candidate by die verkiesing in alfa-
betiese orde afgedruk, met hul adresse en beroepe.
(2) Die voorsittende beampte by die stemburo vergewis hom, deur
die kieserslys vir die afdeling na te gaan, dat die person wat
wil stem, iemand is wat op daardie lys ingeskryf is en behoudens
die by artikel vier-en-sewentig bepaalde, ook ingeskryf is op
die kieserslys vir die stemdistrik waarvoor die stemburo ingestel
is.








(3) The presiding officer having so ascertained that such person is so
enrolled, and his number on the voters' list, shall enter that
number upon the counterfoil in the ballot paper book, shall
then tear out the ballot paper corresponding to such counterfoil,
and having marked the ballot paper on the back with the official
mark shall hand it to the person claiming to vote, and shall
then draw a line in pencil or ink through the number and
surname of the voter on the voters' list as evidence that the
voter has received a ballot paper.
(4) When the person claiming to vote has received the ballot paper,
he shall take the same to the compartment provided for the
purpose, signify the candidate for whom he desires to vote
by secretly placing a cross opposite the name of that candidate;
and then fold the ballot paper so that the official mark is
visible, and the names of the candidates and the cross made
by him are not visible, and having held up the ballot paper
so that the presiding officer can recognize the official mark, he
shall drop the ballot paper in the ballot box placed in front
of the presiding officer.
(5) If the voter signs his name on the ballot paper or makes any
mark or writes any word by which his ballot paper would
become recognizable, that ballot paper shall, when the votes
are counted, be considered blank and not taken into account.
(6) For the purpose of ascertaining whether any paper which any
voter is about to drop into the ballot box is a ballot paper
officially issued, the presiding officer shall require him to show
him the back of the paper in such a manner that if the paper
were a ballot paper officially issued the number and the official
mark thereon would be visible but the cross made by the voter
would not be visible.
77. Spoiled Ballot Papers.-If a voter inadvertently spoils a ballot
paper he may return it to the presiding officer, who shall, if satisfied of
the inadvertence, give him another paper and retain the spoiled paper,
whereupon the spoiled paper shall be immediately cancelled, and the fact
of the cancellation shall be noted upon the counterfoil.

78. Voters who cannot Read or are Incapacitated by Blindness or
other Physical Cause.--(1) The presiding officer, on the application in
person of any voter who is unable to read and who makes in the prescribed
form before the presiding officer at the time of polling a declaration to that
effect, or on the application in person of any voter who is incapacitated
by blindness or other physical cause from voting in the manner prescribed
by the other provisions of this Act, shall then and there, before such
agents of the candidates as may be present, mark the vote of that voter on
a ballot paper in manner directed by the voter, and place the ballot paper
in the ballot box.
(2) The presiding officer, on the application in person of any voter
who is incapacitated by blindness from voting in the manner prescribed
by the other provisions of this Act, who has not applied to have his vote
recorded by the presiding officer in terms of sub-section (1), and who
is accompanied by another person, may, if he is satisfied by a declaration
on oath made before the presiding officer by the person accompanying the
blind voter that he or she is the father, mother, brother, sister, husband,







(3) Nadat die kiesbeampte hor aldus vergewis het dat bedoelde
person aldus ingeskryf is en wat sy nommer op die kieserslys
is, skryf hy daardie nommer in op die teenblad in die stem-
briefboek, skeur dan die stembrief uit wat by daardie teenblad
behoort, en oorhandig die stembrief, nadat hy dit agterop met
die offisiele merk gemerk het, aan die person wat wil stem, en
trek dan 'n streep met potlood of ink deur die nommer en van
van die kieser op die kieserslys, as bewys dat die kieser 'n stem-
brief ontvang bet.
(4) Wanneer die person wat wil stem die stembrief ontvang het,
neem hy dit na die kompartement wat vir di6 doel bestem is,
wys die kandidaat vir wie hy wil stem aan deur in die geheim
'n kruis teenoor die naam van daardie kandidaat te maak, en
you die stembrief dan so op dat die offisiele merk sigbaar is
en die name van die candidate en die kruis wat hy gemaak het
nie sigbaar is nie, en nadat hy die stembrief so opgehou bet
dat die kiesbeampte die offisiele merk kan herken, laat hy die
stembrief val in die stembus wat voor die kiesbeampte staan.
(5) Indien die kieser sy naam op die stembrief teken of enige merk
maak of woord skryf waardeur sy stembrief uitgeken sou kan
word, word daardie stembrief by die tel van die stemme as onin-
gevul beskou en buite rekening gelaat.
(6) Ten einde vas te stel of 'n stuk paper wat 'n kieser in die stem-
bus gaan laat val, 'n offisieel uitgereikte stembrief is, beveel die
voorsittende beampte hor om hom die agterkant van die stuk
paper op so 'n wyse te toon dat, as die stuk paper 'n offisieel
uigereikte stembrief is, die nommer en offisiele merk daarop
sigbaar sou wees maar die kruis wat die kieser gemaak het nie
sigbaar sou wees nie.

77. Bedorwe Stembriewe.-Indien 'n kieser onopsetlik 'n stembrief
bederf, kan hy dit aan die voorsittende beampte teruggee, en as laasge-
noemde oortuig is dat dit onopsetlik gebeur bet, gee hy hor 'n ander stem-
brief en behou die bedorwe stembrief, waarop die bedorwe stembrief
onmiddellik gekanselleer word en die kansellering op die teenblad aan-
geteken word.

78. Kiesers wat nie kan lees nie of weens Blindheid of ander Lig-
gaamlike oorsaak nie in staat is om te stem nie.-(1) Op persoonlike aan-
soek van 'n kieser wat nie kan lees nie en tydens die stemming op die voor-
geskrewe vorm voor die voorsittende beampte 'n verklaring te dien effekte
afl8, of op persoonlike aansoek van 'n kieser wat weens blindheid of ander
liggaamlike oorsaak nie in staat is om sy stem op die wyse by die ander
bepalings van hierdie Wet voorgeskryf, uit te bring nie, merk die voor-
sittende beampte dan en daar voor die agent van die candidate wat aan-
wesig mag wees, die stem van daardie kieser op 'n stembrief op die wyse
deur die kieser verlang, en plaas die stembrief in die stembus.
(2) Op persoonlike aansoek van 'n kieser wat weens blindheid nie
in staat is om sy stem op die wyse by die ander bepalings van hierdie Wet
voorgeskryf, uit te bring nie, wat nie aansoek gedoen bet om sy stem deur
die voorsittende beampte ingevolge sub-artikel (1) te laat merk nie, en wat
deur 'n ander person vergesel is, kan die voorsittende beampte, indien hy
deur 'n beedigde verklaring voor hom afgel8 deur die person wat die
blinde kieser vergesel, oortuig is dat hy of sy die vader, moeder, broer,

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wife, son, daughter or friend of the voter and has attained the age of
twenty-one years, permit the blind voter to vote with the assistance of the
person accompanying him, and upon such permission being granted, any-
thing which is by this Act required to be done to or by the said voter in
connection with the giving of his vote may be done to or with the
assistance of the person accompanying him.
(3) The name and number on the voters' list of every person whose
vote is marked in pursuance of this section and the reason why it is so
marked shall be entered on a separate list.
(4) The presiding officer is hereby authorized and required to
administer any such oath as is mentioned in sub-section (2).

79. Tendered Ballot Papers.-(1) If a person representing himself to
be a particular voter applies for a ballot paper after another persons has
voted in his name, the applicant shall, upon duly answering the questions
permitted by section seventy-five to be asked of voters at the time of
polling, be entitled to mark a ballot paper in the same manner as any other
voter, but the ballot paper shall not be put into the ballot box, but shall
be given to the presiding officer, endorsed by him with the name of the
voter and his number on the voters' list, set aside in a separate packet,
and shall not be counted by the returning officer.
(2) The name of the voter and his number on the voters' list shall
be entered in a separate list.

80. Circumstances under which Ballot Paper may be Refused by
Presiding Officer.-(1) If any candidate or his election agent or the polling
agent of any candidate or any voter makes before the presiding officer
a declaration on oath stating that a person enrolled on the voters' list
is dead or is so incapacitated by sickness, absence, or otherwise, that it
is. impossible that such person could be present at the polling station to
record his vote at the election then being held, the presiding officer shall
refuse to hand a ballot paper to any person, who applies for the same
in the name of the person the subject of the declaration, unless the person
so applying makes a declaration on oath before the presiding officer
that he is the person whose name appears on the voters' list for the
division and that the statements made in the first-mentioned declaration
(which shall be read over to him) are false.
(2) The presiding officer is hereby authorized and required. to
administer any such oath as is described in sub-section (1).
(3) Any person who makes any false statement in any declaration
mentioned in sub-section (1), knowing the statement to be false, shall be
guilty of an offence and liable to the penalties prescribed by law for
perjury.

81. Sealing up of Ballot Boxes, etc.-(1) Every presiding officer,
immediately after the close of the poll, shall, in the presence of such of
the polling agents of the candidates as may be in attendance, make up
into separate packets, sealed with his own seal and with the seals of
those agents, (if any) who desire to affix their seals-
(a) each ballot box entrusted to him, unopened;
(b) the unused and spoiled ballot papers placed together;








suster, man, vrou, seun, dogter of vriend van die kieser is en die ouderdom
van een-en-twintig jaar bereik het, die blinde kieser verlof verleen om te
stem met die hulp van die person wat hom vergesel, en nadat bedoelde
verlof verleen is, kan enigiets wat volgens voorskrif van hierdie Wet aan of
deur genoemde kieser in verband met die uitbring van sy stem gedoen moet
word, gedoen word aan of met die hulp van die person wat hom vergesel.
(3) Die naam en nommer op die kieserslys van iedere person wie se
stem ingevolge hierdie artikel gemerk is, en met die rede waarom dit aldus
gemerk is, word op 'n afsonderlike lys ingeskryf.
(4) Aan die voorsittende beampte word hierby die bevoegdheid ver-
leen en die verpligting opgele om 'n in sub-artikel (2) bedoelde eed af te
neem.
79. Aangebode Stembriewe.-(1) Indien iemand wat voorgee dat hy
'n bepaalde kieser is, om 'n stembrief aansoek doen nadat 'n ander
person in sy naam gestem bet, is die aansoeker, nadat hy behoorlik
geantwoord het op die vrae wat volgens artikel vyf-en-sewentig tydens die
stemming aan kiesers gestel mag word, geregtig om 'n stembrief te merk
op dieselfde wyse as enige ander kieser, maar die stembrief word nie in die
stembus geplaas nie, maar word aan die voorsittende beampte gegee, en
deur hom met die naam van die kieser en sy nommer op die kieserslys
geendosseer, eenkant gesit in 'n afsonderlike pakket, en nie deur die kies-
beampte getel nie.
(2) Die naam van die kieser en sy nommer op die kieserslys word
op 'n afsonderlike lys ingeskryf.

80. Omstandighede waaronder Voorsittende Beampte 'n Stembrief
kan weier.-(1) Indien 'n kandidaat of sy verkiesingsagent of die stemagent
van 'n kandidaat of 'n kieser voor die voorsittende beampte 'n be&digde
verklaring afle dat 'n person wat op die kieserslys ingeskryf is, oorlede
is of dat bedoelde person weens siekte, afwesigheid of om 'n ander
rede onmoontlik by die stemburo teenwoordig kan wees om by die ver-
kiesing wat dan gehou word sy stem uit te bring, weier die voorsittende
beampte om 'n stembrief uit te reik aan enig iemand wat daarom aan-
soek doen in naam van hierdie person op wie die verklaring betrekking
bet, tensy die person wat aldus aansoek doen, voor die voorsittende
beampte 'n beedigde verklaring afle dat hy die person is wie se naam
op die kieserslys vir die afdeling voorkom en dat die bewerings in eers-
bedoelde verklaring (wat aan hom voorgelees moet word) vals is.
(2) Aan die voorsittende beampte word hierby die bevoegdheid
verleen en die verpligting opgel8 om 'n in sub-artikel (1) bedoelde eed
af te neem.
(3) Iemand wat in 'n in sub-artikel (1) bedoelde verklaring 'n valse
verklaring doen, wetende dat dit vals is, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en
strafbaar met die strawwe wat regtens op meineed gestel is.
81. VerseEling van Stembusse, ens.-(1) Elke voorsittende beampte
maak onmiddellik na die sluiting van die stemming, in teenwoordigheid
van die aanwesige stemagente van die candidate, afsonderlike pakette,
versel .met sy eie seel en met die seels van die agent (as daar is) wat
verlang om hul se'ls aan te heg, van-
(a) elke stembus wat aan hor toevertrou is, ongeopen;
(b) die ongebruikte en bedorwe stembriewe, bymekaar geplaas;








(c) the tendered ballot papers;
(d) the marked copies of the voters' list;
(e) the counterfoils of the ballot papers;
(f) the tendered votes list, the declaration votes list, and the list
of votes marked by the presiding officer or companions of
voters under section seventy-eight, and a statement of the
number of voters whose votes are so marked by the presiding
officer under the heads "blindness or physical incapacity" or
"inability to read ", and the declarations (if any) of inability
to read; and
(g) the declaration envelopes containing the declaration ballot
papers enclosed in the declaration ballot paper envelopes;
and shall forthwith deliver or cause to be delivered the packets to the
returning officer.
(2) The packets shall be accompanied by a statement made by the
presiding officer, showing the number of ballot papers entrusted to him,
and accounting for them under the heads of ballot papers in the ballot
box, declaration, unused, spoiled and tendered ballot papers.

Determination of Result of Election.
82. Counting of Votes and Declaration of Poll.-(1) Upon receipt
by the returning officer of the packets from any presiding officer the former
shall take charge of them and when all the ballot boxes and other packets
have been received by him and not. before, he shall examine whether the
seals are in order and afford the agents of the candidates an opportunity
to do the same, and after that, in the presence of such candidates and
agents of the candidates as may be in attendance (not exceeding one
agent of each candidate) open the sealed packets containing the marked
copy of the voters' list and shall take out and compare one with another,
in such manner as may be prescribed, all the marked copies of the
voters' list on which the fact of any person having received a ballot paper
has been recorded by the presiding officer as hereinbefore provided.
(2) The returning officer shall not mark, alter or in any way deface
or permit any other person to mark, alter or deface, any marked copy of
the voters' list so taken out and shall be responsible for every such list
being replaced in its proper packet in the same condition as it was when
taken out.
(3) The returning officer shall also open the sealed packets of
declaration envelopes, and, if, on the aforesaid comparison of the marked
copies of the voters' list, it appears that the same person has received
a ballot paper at two or more polling stations, shall forthwith reject
every vote appearing to have been given by such person by means of
declaration ballot papers.
(4) The returning officer shall set aside, unopened, every declara-
tion envelope of such person, having first sealed the same with his own
seal and endorsed thereon the words Duplication-Rejected ".







(c) die aangebode stembriewe;
(d) die gemerkte afskrifte van die kieserslys;
(e) die teenblaaie van stembriewe;
(f) die lys van aangebode stemme, die verklaringstemlys en die
lys van stemme wat ingevolge artikel agt-en-sewentig deur die
voorsittende beampte of metgeselle van kiesers gemerk is, met
'n opgawe van die aantal kiesers wie se stemme aldus deur
die voorsittende beampte gemerk is, wonder die hoofde
,, blindheid of liggaamlik gebrek" of ,, onvermo om te
lees ", en die verklarings (as daar is) van onvermo om te
lees; en
(g) die verklaringskoeverte wat die verklaringstembriewe bevat
wat in die verklaringstembriefkoeverte toegemaak is;
en lewer die pakkette onverwyld aan die kiesbeampte af of laat hul aan
hom aflewer.

(2) Die pakette gaan vergesel van 'n opgawe deur die voorsittende
beampte van die aantal stembriewe aan horn toevertrou, waarin hy van
hulle rekenskap gee wonder die hoofde van stembriewe in die stembus,
verklarings, ongebruikte, bedorwe en aangebode stembriewe.

Vasstelling van Uitslag van Verkiesing.
82. Tel van Stemme en Aankondiging van Uitslag van Stemming.-
(1) By ontvangs deur die kiesbeampte van die pakkette van 'n voorsittende
beampte, neem eersgenoemde hul in sy bewaring en wanneer hy al die
stembusse en ander pakkette ontvang het en nie voor dit nie, ondersoek
hy of die se61s in orde is en gee die agent van die candidate 'n geleent-
heid om dieselfde te doen, en daarna maak hy, in teenwoordigheid van
die candidate en agent van candidate (maar nie meer dan een agent vir
elke kandidaat nie), wat aanwesig mag wees, die verseelde pakkette oop
waarin die gemerkte afskrif van die kieserslys is, en neem daaruit en
vergelyk met mekaar op die wyse wat voorgeskryf mag word, al die
gemerkte afskrifte van die kieserslys waarop die feit dat enige person 'n
stembrief ontvang het, deur die voorsittende beampte soos hierbo bepaal,
aangeteken is.
(2) Die kiesbeampte mag 'n gemerkte afskrif van 'n kieserslys wat
aldus uitgeneem is, nie merk, verander of op enige wyse skend nie, of 'n
ander person toelaat om dit te merk, te verander of te skend nie, en is
verantwoordelik daarvoor dat elke sodanige lys in sy eie pakket terug-
geplaas word in dieselfde toestand as die waarin dit daaruit geneem is.
(3) Die kiesbeampte maak ook die verseelde pakkette van
verklaringskoeverte oop, en indien dit by voormelde vergelyking van die
gemerkte afskrifte van kieserslyste blyk dat dieselfde person by twee of
meer stemburo's 'n stembrief ontvang het, verwerp hy dadelik alle stemme
wat deur daardie person deur middel van verklaringstembriewe uitgebring
blyk te wees.
(4) Die kiesbeampte 18 elke verklaringskoevert aan bedoelde person
ongeopen eenkant neer, nadat hy dit eers met sy eie seel verseOl het en die
woorde ,, Duplikasie-Verwerp" daarop geendosseer het.







(5) If on the comparison aforesaid it appears that a person has
received a ballot paper at a polling station other than the polling station of
the polling district in respect of which he is registered, but has not received
a ballot paper at such last-mentioned polling station, the returning officer
shall carefully open the declaration envelope of such person so that the
declaration appearing thereon is not defaced in any way or the ballot paper
enclosed therein is not torn or mutilated, and shall place the declaration
ballot paper envelope, unopened, in a ballot box or other suitable recep-
tacle where it shall remain until dealt with as provided in sub-section (9).
(6) The returning officer shall, upon the completion of the com-
parison of the marked copies of the voters' list, re-seal every such copy
in its proper packet and shall as soon as possible after the declaration
of the result of the poll as hereinafter provided, report to the Minister or
the administrator concerned (as the case may be) full particulars of every
case in which personation or duplicate voting appears to have taken place.
(7) When the returning officer has completed the comparison of
the marked copies of the voters' list and has re-sealed every such list
in its proper packet as hereinbefore provided, he shall open each ballot
box and verify the ballot paper account given by each presiding officer by
comparing with it the number of ballot papers in each such box, the
declaration votes list, the unused and spoilt ballot papers in his possession
and the tendered votes list.
(8) The returning officer shall re-seal, after examination, each of
the sealed packets aforesaid, and shall, after the declaration of the result
of the poll as hereinafter provided, report to the chief electoral officer
or clerk of the provincial council (as the case may be) the result of such
verification and shall on request allow any agents of the candidates present
to copy it before the report is sent.
(9) When the returning officer has completed the verification of the
ballot paper account, and whether or not the same is found to be correct,
he shall in the presence of such candidates and agents of the candidates
as may be in attendance (not exceeding one agent of each candidate) mix
together the whole of the ballot papers contained in all the ballot boxes
so that it is impossible to determine from which ballot box any particular
ballot paper was taken.
(10) The returning officer shall then open the declaration ballot
paper envelopes containing the declaration ballot papers received by
persons who upon the comparison aforesaid appear not to have received
a ballot paper at two or more polling stations, and having mixed such
declaration ballot papers with the ballot papers, shall ascertain the result
of the poll by counting in manner prescribed by this Act and by regulation
the votes given for each candidate.
(11) The returning officer, after counting the ballot papers for the
purpose of verifying the ballot paper account, and after scrutinizing the
official mark on the ballot papers, shall proceed to count the votes, and
while he is counting the ballot papers for the said purpose and counting the
votes, he shall cause the ballot papers to be kept with their faces upwards.
(12) The returning officer shall take all proper precautions for
preventing any person other than a counting officer from seeing the numbers
printed on the backs of the ballot papers.








(5) Indien dit by voormelde vergelyking blyk dat 'n person by
'n ander stemburo dan die stemburo van die stemdistrik ten opsigte waar-
van hy geregistreer is, 'n stembrief ontvang bet, maar nie by laasbedoelde
stemburo 'n stembrief ontvang het nie, maak die kiesbeampte die
verklaringskoevert van daardie person sorgvuldig oop sodat die verklaring
wat daarop voorkom op generlei wyse geskend word nie of die stembrief
wat daarin toegemaak is nie geskeur of vermink word nie, en plaas die
verklaringstembriefkoevert ongeopen in 'n stembus of ander geskikte houer,
waar dit bly totdat daarmee volgens voorskrif van sub-artikel (9) gehandel
word.
(6) By voltooiing van die vergelyking van die gemerkte afskrifte
van die kieserslys, versedl die kiesbeampte weer elke sodanige afskrif in
sy eie pakket, en rapporteer so spoedig doenlik na die aankondiging van
die uitslag yan die stemming soos hieronder bepaal, aan die Minister of
die betrokke administrateur, na gelang van die geval, volledige besonder-
hede van elke geval waarin dit blyk dat iemand horn vir 'n ander uitgegee
het of dat 'n dubbele stemming plaasgevind bet.
(7) Wanneer die kiesbeampte die vergelyking van die gemerkte
afskrifte van die kieserslys voltooi het en elke sodanige lys weer in sy
eie pakket verseel het soos hierbo voorgeskryf, maak hy elke stembus oop
en toets die opgawe van stembriewe wat deur elke voorsittende beampte
gedoen is deur vergelyking met die aantal stembriewe in elke sodanige bus,
die verklaringstemlys, die ongebruikte en bedorwe stembriewe in sy besit
en die lys van aangebode stemme.
(8) Na ondersoek verseel die kiesbeampte weer elk van genoemde
verse6lde pakkette en rapporteer, na die aankondiging van die uitslag van
die stemming soos hieronder bepaal, aan die hoofverkiesingsbeampte of
klerk van die provinsiale raad, na gelang van die geval, die uitslag van die
toets en laat op versoek enige aanwesige agent van die candidate toe om
'n afskrif van die rapport te maak voordat dit afgestuur word.
(9) Wanneer die kiesbeampte die toets van die opgawe van stem-
briewe voltooi het, maak hy, onverskillig of bedoelde opgawe al dan nie
juis behind is, in teenwoordigheid van die candidate en agent van
candidate (maar nie meer dan een agent van elke kandidaat nie), wat
aanwesig mag wees, al die stembriewe uit al die stembusse op so 'n
wyse deurmekaar dat dit onmoontlik is om te bepaal uit welke stembus 'n
besondere stembrief geneem is.
(10) Die kiesbeampte maak dan die verklaringstembriefkoeverte
oop waarin die verklaringstembriewe is wat ontvang is deur person wat
by voormelde vergelyking nie 'n stembrief by twee of meer stemburo's
blyk te ontvang bet nie, en nadat hy bedoelde verklaringstembriewe met
die stembriewe deurmekaar gemaak het, stel hy die uitslag van die stem-
ming vas deur op die wyse by hierdie Wet en by regulasie voorgeskryf
die stemme te tel wat op elke kandidaat uitgebring is.
(11) Nadat hy die stembriewe getel het ten einde die juistheid van
die opgawe van stembriewe te toets en die offisiele merk op die stembriewe
bekyk het, gaan die kiesbeampte oor tot die tel van die stemme, en terwyl
hy vir genoemde doel die stembriewe tel en die stemme tel, laat hy die
stembriewe met hul voorkant na bo hou.
(12) Die kiesbeampte tref alle behoorlike voorsorgsmaatreels om
te verhinder dat enige ander person dan 'n telbeampte die nommers
sien wat agterop die stembriewe gedruk is.








(13) After the counting is completed the returning officer shall
forthwith declare the candidate who has the greater or the greatest number
of votes to be duly elected a member of the House of Assembly or of
the provincial council (as the case may be) for the division in which the
poll was held.
(14) If any candidates for election in any division have received
an equal number of votes and the result of the election is affected thereby,
the returning officer shall declare that there has been no election, and in
such event all proceedings relating to the election in that division shall be
commenced afresh in precisely the same manner as if a vacancy had
occurred.
(15) Any declaration of the returning officer under this section shall
be final, subject to reversal on petition to the court that such declaration
be set aside.

83. What Ballot Papers shall be Rejected.-The returning officer
shall reject and not count any ballot paper which-
(a) does not bear the official mark mentioned in section seventy-
six;
(b) gives votes to more than one candidate;
(c) bears any writing or mark by which a voter can be identified
otherwise than in this Act is prescribed;
(d) is unmarked or void for uncertainty.

84. Marking of Rejected Ballot Papers and Ballot Papers Objected
to.-(1) The returning officer shall endorse the word "rejected" on any
ballot paper which he may reject as invalid, and shall add to the endorse-
ment the words "rejection objected to" if an objection to his decision
is made by or on behalf of any candidate.
(2) If the acceptance of any ballot paper is objected to by or on
behalf of any candidate, the returning officer shall endorse on the ballot
paper the words acceptance objected to ".

85. Sealing up of Papers by Returning Officer.-(1) The returning
officer shall not open any sealed packet of tendered ballot papers or
counterfoils, but shall immediately after the declaration of the poll, enclose
in separate packets the counted and rejected ballot papers, the sealed
declaration envelopes of persons whose votes have been rejected as
provided in sub-section (3) of section eighty-two, and the opened declara-
tion envelopes of persons whose votes have not been so rejected.
(2) The returning officer shall, immediately after the declaration
of the poll, transmit all counterfoils of ballot papers, together with a
report on the prescribed form as to the verification of the ballot paper
accounts to the chief electoral officer or clerk of the provincial council,
as the case may be.
(3) (a) The returning officer shall be responsible for the safe
custody of all counted, rejected and tendered ballot papers, and all other
election documents, other than counterfoils of ballot papers.








(13) Nadat die telling voltooi is, verklaar die kiesbeampte onverwyld
die kandidaat wat die grotere of die grootste aantal stemme het, behoorlik
tot lid van die Volksraad of van die provinsiale raad, na gelang van die
geval, verkies te wees vir die afdeling waarin die stemming gehou is.
(14) Indien candidate vir verkiesing in 'n afdeling 'n gelyke aantal
stemme ontvang het en die uitslag van die verkiesing daardeur geraak
word, verklaar die kiesbeampte dat geen verkiesing plaasgevind het nie,
in welke geval alle verrigtings met betrekking tot die verkiesing in daardie
afdeling opnuut begin word op presies dieselfde wyse asof 'n vakature
ontstaan het.
(15) 'n Verklaring van die kiesbeampte kragtens hierdie artikel is
afdoende, behoudens nietigverklaring ingevolge petisie aan die hof vir die
tot niet maak van die verklaring.

83. Water Stembriewe verwerp word.-Die kiesbeampte verwerp
en tel nie 'n stembrief nie wat-
(a) nie die in artikel ses-en-sewentig bedoelde offisidle merk dra nie;
(b) stemme uitbring op meer dan een kandidaat;
(c) enige skrif of merk daarop het waardeur 'n kieser op ander
wyse dan volgens voorskrif van hierdie Wet geidentifiseer
kan word;
(d) ongemerk of weens onsekerheid ongeldig is.

84. Merk van Verworpe Stembriewe en Stembriewe waarteen
Beswaar geopper is.-(1) Die kiesbeampte endosseer die woord ,, verwerp "
op iedere stembrief wat hy as ongeldig verwerp en as deur of ten
behoewe van 'n kandidaat teen sy besluit beswaar geopper word, voeg
by die woorde ,, beswaar geopper teen verwerping" by die endossement.
(2) Indien deur of ten behoewe van 'n kandidaat beswaar geopper
word teen die aanname van 'n stembrief, endosseer die kiesbeampte die
woorde ,, beswaar geopper teen anname op die stembrief.

85. Verseeling van Stukke deur Kiesbeampte.-(1) Die kiesbeampte
maak geen verseelde pakket van aangebode stembriewe of teenblaaie oop
nie, maar maak onmiddellik na die aankondiging van die stemming af-
sonderlike geslote pakette van die getelde en verworpe stembriewe, die
verseelde verklaringskoeverte van person wie se stemme ooreenkomstig
sub-artikel (3) van artikel twee-en-tagtig verwerp is, en die oopgemaakte
verklaringskoeverte van person wie se stemme nie aldus verwerp is nie.
(2) Die kiesbeampte stuur onmiddellik na die aankondiging van
die stemming alle teenblaaie van stembriewe, met 'n verslag op die
voorgeskrewe vorm betreffende die toets van die juistheid van die opgawes
van stembriewe, aan die hoofverkiesingsbeampte of die klerk van die
provinsiale raad, na gelang van die geval.
(3) (a) Die kiesbeampte is verantwoordelik vir die veilige bewaring
van alle getelde, verworpe en aangebode stembriewe en alle
ander verkiesingstukke, uitgesonderd teenblaaie van stem-
briewe.








(b) The returning officer shall retain the said papers and documents
for a period of one year from the date of the election, and thereafter they
shall, unless the court otherwise directs, be disposed of as directed by the
chief electoral officer, or by the administrator concerned, as the case may
be.
(c) The chief electoral officer or clerk of the provincial council, as
the case may be, shall retain all counterfoils and reports received by him
under sub-section (2) for a period of one year from the date of the election,
and shall thereafter, unless the court otherwise directs, cause them to be
destroyed.
(4) No person shall be allowed to inspect any rejected ballot papers
in the custody of the returning officer, except under the order of the court,
which may be granted by the court on its being satisfied by evidence on
oath that the inspection or production of such ballot papers is required
for the purpose of instituting or maintaining a prosecution for an offence
in relation to ballot papers or for the purpose of a petition questioning an
election or return; and any such order for the inspection or production
of ballot papers may be made subject to such conditions as to persons,
time, place, and mode of inspection or production as the court may think
expedient.
(5) No person shall, except by order of the court, open the sealed
packet of counterfoils after the same has been once sealed up, or be
allowed to inspect any counted ballot papers in the custody of the
returning officer, or to open any sealed declaration envelope for the
purpose of such inspection; and any such order may be made subject to
such conditions as to persons, time, place, and mode of opening or
inspection as the court may think expedient: Provided that, on making
and carrying into effect any such order, care shall be taken that the mode
in which any particular voter has voted shall not be discovered until he
has been proved to have voted and his vote has been declared by a
competent court to be invalid.
(6) All documents retained by a returning officer in pursuance of
this Act (other than ballot papers of whatsoever description) shall be open
to public inspection at such time and under such regulations as may be
prescribed; and the returning officer shall supply copies of or extracts from
the said documents to any person demanding the same, on payment of
such fees and subject to such regulations as may be prescribed.
(7) Where an order is made for the production by the returning
officer of any document in his possession relating to any specified election,
the production by him of the document concerned, in such manner as may
be directed by such order or by a rule of court shall be conclusive evidence
that such document relates to the specified election; and any endorsement
appearing on any packet of ballot papers produced by the returning
officer shall be evidence of such papers being what they are stated to be
by the endorsement.
(8) The production from proper custody of a ballot paper purporting
to have been used at any election, and of a counterfoil marked with the
same printed number, and having a number marked thereon in writing,
shall be prima facie evidence that the person who voted by such ballot
paper was the person who had attached to his name in the voters' list at
such election the same number as the number written on such counterfoil.
(9) Any power given to the court by this section may be exercised
by any judge of the court in chambers.








(b) Die kiesbeampte behou genoemde stembriewe en stukke vir 'n
tydperk van een jaar vanaf die datum van die verkiesing, en
daarna word, tensy die hof anders gelas, volgens voorskrif
van die hoofverkiesingsbeampte of die administrateur, na
gelang van die geval, daarmee gehandel.
(c) Die hoofverkiesingsbeampte of klerk van die provinsiale raad,
na gelang van die geval, behou alle teenblaaie en verslae wat
hy ingevolge sub-artikel (2) ontvang het, vir 'n tydperk van
een jaar vanaf die datum van die verkiesing, en laat hul daar-
na, tensy die hof anders gelas, vernietig.
(4) Niemand word toegelaat om insage te verkry in enige verworpe
stembriewe in die bewaring van die kiesbeampte nie, behalwe op bevel
van die hof, wat deur die hof verleen kan word as hy deur beedigde
getuienis oortuig is dat die insage of voorlegging van bedoelde stem-
briewe nodig is ten einde 'n vervolging vir 'n misdryf in verband met stem-
briewe in te stel of voort te sit of vir die doel van 'n petisie wat 'n
verkiesing of verkiesverklaring betwis; en so 'n bevel tot insage of
voorlegging van stembriewe kan onderworpe gestel word aan die voor-
waardes betreffende person, tyd, plek en wyse van insage of voor-
legging wat die hof na goeddunke mag opl.
(5) Niemand mag, behalwe op bevel van die hof, die versealde pakket
van teenblaaie oopmaak nadat dit eenmaal versedl is nie, of toegelaat word
om insage te verkry in getelde stembriewe in die bewaring van die kies-
beampte nie, of om vir die doel van die insage enige verseelde verklarings-
koevert oop te maak nie; en so 'n bevel kan onderworpe gestel word aan
die voorwaardes betreffende person, tyd, plek en wyse van oopmaak of
insage wat die hof na goeddunke mag ople: Met dien verstande dat by die
verleen en ten uitvoerlegging van so 'n bevel, sorg gedra word dat die
wyse waarop 'n bepaalde kieser gestem het nie ontdek word nie, totdat
bewys is dat by gestem het en sy stem deur 'n bevoegde hof ongeldig ver-
klaar is.
(6) Alle stukke wat ingevolge hierdie Wet deur die kiesbeampte
behou word (uitgesonderd stembriewe van welke aard ook) 1 ter insage
van die publiek op die tye en ingevolge die regulasies wat voorgeskryf mag
word; en die kiesbeampte verstrek teen betaling van die gelde en onder-
worpe aan die regulasies wat voorgeskryf mag word, afskrifte van of uit-
treksels uit genoemde stukke aan iedereen wat dit verlang.
(7) Indien 'n bevel verleen is tot voorlegging deur die kiesbeampte
van stukke in sy besit wat op 'n bepaalde verkiesing betrekking het, is die
voorlegging deur ho'm van 'n betrokke stuk op die wyse wat by die bevel
of by 'n reel van die hof voorgeskryf word, afdoende bewys dat die stuk
op die bepaalde verkiesing betrekking het; en 'n endossement wat verskyn
op 'n pak stembriewe deur die kiesbeampte voorgel8, is bewys dat die stem-
briewe is wat hul volgens die endossement heet te wees.
(8) Die voorlegging uit behoorlike bewaring van 'n stembrief wat by
'n verkiesing heet gebruik te gewees het, en van 'n teenblad met dieselfde
gedrukte nommer gemerk en met 'n nommer daarop in skrif gemerk, is
prima face bewys dat die person wat met daardie stembrief gestem het,
die person was wat dieselfde nommer as die geskrewe nommer op die
teenblad, by sy naam op die kieserslys by daardie verkiesing gehad bet.
(9) 'n Bevoegdheid by hierdie artikel aan 'n hof verleen, kan deur
enige regter van die hof in camera uitgeoefen word.








86. Returning Officer to Transmit Names of Persons Elected to the
Chief Electoral Officer or Administrator.-(1) As soon as the returning
officer has declared any candidate to be duly elected (whether or not a
poll shall have taken place) he shall, without delay, in the case of an
election for the House of Assembly, transmit to the chief electoral officer,
and in the case of an election for a provincial council, to the administrator
concerned, the name of the person declared duly elected, and, if a poll
has taken place, the number of votes received by the respective candidates
and the number of the rejected ballot papers.
(2) The returns so made shall be transmitted in the prescribed form
and shall be signed by the returning officer.

87. Names of Members to be Published.-In the case of a general
election, as soon as the names of the persons declared duly elected for
the several divisions have been received by the chief electoral officer or the
administrator concerned (as the case may be), he shall cause to be
published, by notice in the Gazette or in the Official Gazette of the
province concerned (as the case may be), the full names of the members
returned, together with the divisions which they severally represent and the
dates on which they were declared elected.

88. Vacancies, How Filled.-When, and as often as a vacancy
occurs, by death, resignation, or other cause, in the representation of any
division, the Governor-General or the administrator concerned shall, within
a period of thirty days after the vacancy has been notified to the Governor-
General or the administrator, as the case may be, issue a proclamation
declaring a vacancy and ordering in like manner, mutatis mutandis, as
is hereinbefore prescribed in regard to elections, a new election for filling
the vacancy; and the like proceedings shall, mutatis mutandis, take place in
regard to nominations for elections to fill vacancies, the conduct of such
elections, the counting of votes threat, the declaration of the result thereof,
the sealing up, custody and inspection of papers, and the publication of
returns of declaration, as are hereinbefore prescribed in regard to other
elections.
89. Provision in Case same Person Elected for more than One
Division.-If the same person has at any election been declared duly
elected for more than one division, he shall, upon being thereto required
by the Speaker of the House of Assembly or the clerk of the provincial
council (as the case may be) decide within a period (not being less
than one week) specified by the Speaker or clerk of the provincial council
(as the case may be) which division he will represent; and upon receiving
his decision the Speaker or the clerk of the provincial council (as the case
may be) shall forthwith declare by notice in the Gazette or Official Gazette
of the province concerned (as the case may be) that a vacancy has occurred
in the division not chosen by such person and the cause of such vacancy:
Provided that if the said person fails, within the period so specified, to
make his decision aforesaid, his election for every division for which
he has been elected shall be deemed null and void and the Speaker or clerk
of the provincial council (as the case may be) shall by like notice declare
that a vacancy has occurred in every such division and the cause of such
vacancy.








86. Kiesbeampte stuur Naam van Verkose Persoon in na Hoof-
verkiesingsbeampte of Administrateur.-(1) Sodra die kiesbeampte 'n
kandidaat behoorlik verkies verklaar het (onverskillig of 'n stemming al
dan nie plaasgevind het), stuur by sonder versuim, in die geval van 'n ver-
kiesing vir die Volksraad, na die hoofverkiesingsbeampte, en in die geval
van 'n verkiesing vir 'n provinsiale raad, na die betrokke administrateur,
die naam in van die person wat behoorlik verkies verklaar is, en, as
'n stemming plaasgevind het, die aantal stemme op die verskillende kandi-
date uitgebring en die aantal verworpe stembriewe.
(2) Die aldus gedane opgawe moet op die voorgeskrewe vorm inge-
stuur word en deur die kiesbeampte onderteken wees.
87. Publikasie van Name van Lede.-In die geval van 'n algemene
verkiesing laat die hoofverkiesingsbeampte of die betrokke administrateur,
na gelang van die geval, sodra hy die name ontvang het van die person
wat vir die verskillende afdelings behoorlik verkies verklaar is, die voile
name van die verkose lede, met die afdelings wat hul onderskeidelik
verteenwoordig en die datums waarop hul verkies verklaar is, by kennis-
gewing in die Staatskoerant of in die Offisiele Koerant van die betrokke
provinsie, na gelang van die geval, publisher.
88. Hoe Vakatures aangevul word.-Wanneer en so dikwels daar
deur dood, bedanking of ander oorsaak 'n vakature in die verteenwoor-
diging van 'n afdeling ontstaan, vaardig die Goewerneur-generaal of die
betrokke administrateur, binne 'n tydperk van dertig dae nadat die
Goewerneur-generaal of die administrateur, na gelang van die geval, van
die vakature in kennis gestel is, 'n proklamasie uit waarby verklaar word
dat 'n vakature ontstaan het en waarby 'n nuwe verkiesing op gelyke wyse
mutatis mutandis soos hierbo met betrekking tot verkiesings voorgeskryf,
ter aanvulling van die vakature gelas word; en dieselfde verrigtings as die
wat hierbo met betrekking tot ander verkiesings voorgeskryf word, vind
mutatis mutandis plaas met betrekking tot nominasies vir verkiesings ter
aanvulling van vakatures, die voer van sulke verkiesings, die tel van
stemme daarby, die aankondiging van die uitslag daarvan, die verseeling,
bewaring en ondersoek van stukke en die publikasie van verklarings-
opgawes.

89. Bepalings in geval dieselfde Persoon vir meer dan een Afdeling
verkies word.-Indien dieselfde person by 'n verkiesing behoorlik verkies
verklaar word vir meer dan een afdeling, besluit hy op aansegging daartoe
deur die Speaker van die Volksraad of die klerk van die provinsiale raad,
na gelang van die geval, binne 'n tydperk (wat nie minder dan 'n week
mag wees nie), deur die Speaker of klerk van die provinsiale raad, na gelang
van die geval, gestel, welke afdeling hy wil verteenwoordig; en by ontvangs
van sy besluit verklaar die Speaker of klerk van die provinsiale raad, na
gelang van die geval, onverwyld by kennisgewing in die Staatskoerant of
Offisidle Koerant van die betrokke provinsie, na gelang van die geval,
dat 'n vakature ontstaan het in die afdeling wat bedoelde person nie
gekies het nie, en wat die oorsaak van die vakature is: Met dien verstande
dat indien genoemde person versuim om binne die aldus gestelde tydperk
sy besluit te neem, sy verkiesing vir iedere afdeling waarvoor hy verkies
is, geag word van nul en gener waarde te wees, en die Speaker of klerk
van die provinsiale raad, na gelang van die geval, by dergelike kennis-
gewing verklaar dat 'n vakature in elke sodanige afdeling ontstaan het. en
wat die oorsaak van die vakature is.








90. Declaration of Secrecy.-Every returning officer, presiding
officer, polling officer, counting officer, candidate or candidate's agent,
sub-agent, polling agent or messenger, entitled to attend at the polling
station or at the counting of votes, shall make in the prescribed form,
and before the opening of the poll, a declaration of secrecy on oath, if he is
a returning officer, before a justice of the peace or commissioner of oaths,
and if he is not a returning officer, before a justice of the peace or com-
missioner of oaths or the returning officer or presiding officer, who is hereby
authorized to administer such an oath.

91. Immaterial Mistakes not to Affect Validity of Election.-No
election shall be set aside by the court by reason of any mistake or non-
compliance with the provisions of this Chapter, if it appears to the court
that the election was conducted in accordance with the principles laid
down therein, and that such mistake or non-compliance did not affect the
result of the election.

Offences in Connection with the Conduct of Elections.
92. Interrupting or Disturbing Proceedings at Elections.-Any
person who wilfully interrupts, obstructs or disturbs any proceedings taken
under this Chapter shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not
exceeding fifty pounds or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three
months.

93. Fraudulent Ballot Papers, etc.-(1) Any person who-
(a) forges or counterfeits or fraudulently destroys any ballot paper
or the official mark on any ballot paper;
(b) without due authority supplies any ballot paper to any person;
(c) fraudulently puts into any ballot box any paper other than the
ballot paper which he is authorized by law to put in;
(d) fraudulently takes out of the polling station any ballot paper; or
(e) without due authority destroys, takes, opens, or otherwise inter-
feres with any ballot box or packet of ballot papers then in
use for the purposes of the election,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable, if he is a returning officer or an
officer in attendance at a polling station, to imprisonment for a period not
exceeding two years, and if he is any other person, to imprisonment for
a period not exceeding nine months.
(2) In any indictment, summons or charge for an offence in relation
to ballot boxes, ballot papers, and official marking instruments at an
election, the property in such boxes, papers, and instruments, as well as
the property in the counterfoils, may be stated to be in the returning
officer at such election.
(3) If the returning officer is so indicted or charged, such property
may be stated to be in the Minister or in the administrator concerned.
(4) Proof that a greater number of ballot papers is found in a ballot
box or is returned as having been received at a polling station, than the
number of voters who voted at that polling station shall be prima facie
evidence that the presiding officer of such polling station was guilty of
the commission or aiding and abetting the commission of an offence under
this section.








90. Verklaring van Geheimhouding.-Iedere kiesbeampte, voorsit-
tende beampte, stemopnemer, telbeampte, kandidaat of agent, hulpagent,
stemagent of bode van 'n kandidaat, wat geregtig is om in 'n stemburo
of by die tel van stemme teenwoordig te wees, 18 in die voorgeskrewe
vorm voor die begin van die stemming, 'n beedigde verklaring van geheim-
houding af, as hy 'n kiesbeampte is, voor 'n vrederegter of kommissaris
van ede, en as hy nie 'n kiesbeampte is nie, voor 'n vrederegter of kommis-
saris van ede of die kiesbeampte of voorsittende beampte, wat hierby
gemagtig word om so 'n eed af te neem.
91. Onbelangrike Foute raak nie Geldigheid van Verkiesing nie.-
'n Verkiesing word nie deur die hof weens 'n fout of nie-nakoming van
die bepalings van hierdie Hoofstuk tot niet gemaak nie, as dit aan die
hof blyk dat die verkiesing ooreenkomstig die hierin neergelegde beginsels
gevoer is en dat die fout of nie-nakoming nie die uitslag van die verkiesing
geraak het nie.
Misdrywe in Verband met Voer van Verkiesings.
92. Onderbreking of Steuring van Verrigtings by Verkiesings.-
lemand wat opsetlik verrigtings wat ingevolge hierdie Hoofstuk plaasvind,
onderbreek, belemmer of steur, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar met
'n boete van hoogstens vyftig pond of met gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk
van hoogstens drie maande.
93. Bedrog met Stembriewe, ens.-(1) demand wat-
(a) 'n stembrief of die offisi&le merk op 'n stembrief vervals, namaak
of met opset om te bedrieg, vernietig;
(b) sonder behoorlike magtiging 'n ander van 'n stembrief voor-
sien;
(c) met opset om te bedrieg enige ander stuk paper in 'n stembus
plaas dan die stembrief wat hy regtens daarin mag plaas;
(d) met opset om te bedrieg 'n stembrief uit die stemburo weg-
neem; of
(e) sender behoorlike magtiging 'n stembus of pak stembriewe
wat alsdan vir die doeleindes van die verkiesing in gebruik is,
vernietig, neem, oopmaak of hom op ander wyse daarmee
bemoei,
is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en strafbaar, as hy 'n kiesbeampte of 'n beampte
in 'n stemburo is, met gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk van hoogtens twee
jaar, en as by 'n ander person is, met gevangenisstraf vir 'n tydperk van
hoogstens nege maande.
(2) In 'n akte van beskuldiging, dagvaarding of aanklag weens 'n
misdryf met betrekking tot stembusse, stembriewe en offisiele merk-
stempels by 'n verkiesing, kan beweer word dat die eiendomsreg van die
busse, stembriewe of stempels, en ook van die teenblaaie, by die kies-
beampte by die verkiesing berus.
(3) Word die kiesbeampte aldus beskuldig of aangekla, kan beweer
word dat die eiendomsreg by die Minister of die betrokke administrateur
berus.
(4) Bewys dat 'n groter aantal stembriewe in 'n stembus gevind
is of volgens opgawe by 'n stemburo ontvang is, dan die aantal kiesers
wat by daardie stemburo gestem het, is prima facie bewys dat die voor-
sittende beampte van die stemburo skuldig is aan die pleeg of die verlening
van hulp en bystand by die pleeg van 'n misdryf ingevolge hierdie artikel.








94. Voting in Contravention of Section 6.-Any person who votes
at any election in contravention of sub-section (4) of section six, shall be
guilty of an offence.

95. Infringement of Secrecy.-(1) Every officer, candidate and agent
in attendance at a polling station shall maintain, and aid in maintaining,
the secrecy of the voting in that station, and shall not, before the poll is
closed, communicate, except for some purpose authorized by law, to any
person any information likely to defeat the secrecy of the voting.
(2) No person, except as in this Act provided, shall interfere with
or attempt to interfere with a voter when marking his vote, or otherwise
attempt to obtain in the polling station information as to the candidate
for whom any voter in that station is about to vote or has voted, or com-
municate at any time to any person any information obtained in a polling
station as to the candidate for whom any voter in such station is about
to vote or has voted, or as to the number on the back of the ballot paper
given to any voter at such station.
(3) No person shall directly or indirectly induce any voter to
display his ballot paper, after he has marked the same, in such a manner
as to make known to any person the name of the candidate for whom
the voter has so marked his vote.
(4) No person shall place upon any ballot paper any mark or
writing whereby a person who gives his vote on that ballot paper may be
identified.

(5) Every person in attendance at the counting of the votes shall
maintain, and aid in maintaining, the secrecy of the voting, and shall
not attempt to ascertain at such counting the number on the back of any
ballot paper or communicate any information obtained at such counting
as to the candidate for whom any vote is given in any particular ballot
paper.
(6) Subject to the provisions of sections fifty-seven and seventy-
eight, no person shall attempt to ascertain or directly or indirectly aid
in ascertaining, for which candidate any voter has given his vote.

(7) A person who has, in the carrying out of his duties under this
Act, obtained knowledge as to the candidate for whom any other person
has voted shall not, except in answer to a question lawfully put to him
in the course of proceedings in a competent court, disclose such knowledge.
(8) No person shall, except upon the order of a competent court
or as authorized by this Act, break the seal of or open any such sealed
packet as is mentioned in section eighty-one or eighty-five.
(9) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with any
provision of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a
fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a period
not exceeding twelve months.

As amended by section twenty-three, Act No. 50 of 1948.








94. Stemming in stryd met Artikel 6.-lemand wat by 'n verkiesing
in stryd met sub-artikel (4) van artikel ses 'n stem uitbring, is aan 'n
misdryf skuldig.

95. Skending van Geheimhouding.--(1) ledere beampte, kandidaat
en agent wat in 'n stemburo teenwoordig is, moet die geheimhouding van
die stemming in daardie buro handhaaf en help om dit te handhaaf, en
mag aan niemand, voordat die stemming gesluit is, behalwe om die een
of ander regtens geoorloofde rede, enige inligting meedeel wat die geheim-
houding van die stemming na vermoede sou verydel nie.
(2) Behoudens die by hierdie Wet bepaalde mag niemand hom met
'n kieser bemoei of poog om horn met 'n kieser te bemoei nie, wanneer hy
sy stem merk, of op ander wyse in die stemburo trag te wete te kom vir
welke kandidaat 'n kieser in daardie buro gaan stem of gestem het nie, of
te eniger tyd aan enigiemand inligting meedeel nie wat in 'n stemburo
ontvang is omtrent die kandidaat vir wie 'n kieser in daardie buro gaan
stem of gestem het, of omtrent die nommer agterop die stembrief wat aan
'n kieser by daardie buro gegee is.
(3) Niemand mag direk of indirek 'n kieser beweeg om sy stembrief,
nadat hy dit gemerk het, op so 'n wyse te vertoon dat enigiemand die
naam van die kandidaat vir wie hy sy stem aldus gemerk het, te wete
kom nie.
(4) Niemand mag op 'n stembrief enige merk of skrif aanbring nie
waardeur iemand wat met daardie stembrief stem geidentifiseer kan word
nie.
(5) ledereen wat teenwoordig is by die tel van die stemme, moet die
geheimhouding van die stemming handhaaf en help om dit te handhaaf,
en mag nie trag om die nommer agterop 'n stembrief by die telling te
wete te kom nie, of enige inligting wat hy by die telling verkry het omtrent
die kandidaat op wie in 'n bepaalde stembrief 'n stem uitgebring is, aan 'n
ander meedeel nie.
*(6) Behoudens die by artikels sewe-en-vyftig en agt-en-sewentig
bepaalde, mag niemand trag om te wete te kom op welke kandidaat 'n
kieser sy stem uitgebring het nie, of direk of indirek hulp verleen om dit te
wete te kom nie.
(7) demand wat by die vervulling van sy pligte ingevolge hierdie
Wet te wete gekom het op welke kandidaat 'n ander person sy stem uit-
gebring bet, mag die kennis nie openbaar nie, dan alleen in antwoord op 'n
vraag wat wettiglik aan horn gestel is in die loop van prosesverrigtings in 'n
bevoegde hof.
(8) Niemand mag die seel van 'n in artikel een-en-tagtig of vyf-en-
tagtig bedoelde versedlde pakket breek of so 'n pakket oopmaak nie, dan
alleen op bevel van 'n bevoegde hof of ingevolge magtiging by hierdie Wet.
(9) ledereen wat enigeen van die bepalings van hierdie artikel oor-
tree of versuim om daaraan te voldoen, is aan 'n misdryf skuldig en straf-
baar met 'n boete van hoogstens honderd pond of met gevangenisstraf vir
'n tydperk van hoogstens twaalf maande.
Soos gewysig by artikel drie-en-twintig, Wet No. 50 van 1948.








96. Neglect by Returning Officer or Presiding Officer to Perform his
Duties.-(1) Any returning officer who, after having accepted office as such,
wilfully fails to perform any of the duties which by the provisions of this
Act he is required to perform, shall be guilty of an offence and liable
to a fine not exceeding two hundred pounds.
(2) Any presiding officer, or other officer or person, who wilfully
fails to perform any of the duties which by the provisions of this Act he
is required to perform, shall be guilty of an offence.


CHAPTER IV.


ELECTION EXPENSES.
97. Election Expenses Allowed and Limit of Total Amount thereof.
(1) No election expenses of a candidate shall be lawful except in respect
of the following matters:-
(a) Purchasing voters' lists;
(b) printing, advertising, and publishing, issuing and distributing
addresses and notices;
(c) stationery, messages, postages, telegrams, and the use of
telephones;
(d) one central committee room, and one committee room in respect
of each polling district;
(e) public meetings and hiring of halls or premises therefore;
(f) one election agent for the candidate and no more;
(g) four sub-agents and no more within the division;
(h) polling agents appointed under sub-section (1) of section one
hundred;
(i) a number of clerks not exceeding the number of committee
rooms mentioned in paragraph (d) and a like number of
messengers;
(j) miscellaneous expenses not exceeding in the whole one hundred
pounds, and not being expenses incurred in respect of any
matter or in any manner constituting an offence under this
Act or any other law or in respect of any matter or thing
payment for which is prohibited by this Act or any other law;
(k) fuel for motor vehicles supplied by or on behalf of a candidate
for the conveyance of voters to and from the polling station
or over part of the way to or from the polling station and for
other lawful election purposes;
(1) the sum deposited with the returning officer under section thirty-
seven, or the security therefore;
(m) personal expenses.
(2) The election expenses described in paragraphs (a) to and
including (k) of sub-section (1), shall not, in respect of any election,
exceed-
(a) if the number of voters on the list of voters for the division
does not exceed five thousand, an amount of three hundred
and fifty pounds; and




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