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Title: Trinidad and Tobago revised ordinances, 1950
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Title: Trinidad and Tobago revised ordinances, 1950
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Language: English
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Maingot, Elliot Francis, 1891-
Publisher: Printed by C.F. Roworth, Govt. printers,
Printed by C.F. Roworth, Govt. printers
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1950
Copyright Date: 19511952
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Spatial Coverage: Trinidad and Tobago
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Statement of Responsibility: Prepared under the authority of the Law revision ordinance, ch. 1, no. 1, by Elliot Francis Maingot.
General Note: Cover title: Laws of Trinidad and Tobago, 1950.
General Note: "Contains the ordinances of the colony in force on the 31st day of December, 1950, exclusive of those reserved by ordinance no. 23 of 1949 and by subsequent proclamations."
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    Title Page
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    Preface
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO


REVISED ORDINANCES, 1950

PREPARED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF
THE LAW REVISION ORDINANCE
Ch. 1. No. 1.

BY
ELLIOT FRANCIS MAINGOT
CROWN SOLICITOR OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAG(



THIS EDITION CONTAINS THE ORDINANCES OF THE COLONY
IN FORCE ON THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1950,
EXCLUSIVE OF THOSE RESERVED BY ORDINANCE No. 23 OF
1949 AND BY SUBSEQUENT PROCLAMATIONS.


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PREFACE.


THIS Edition has been prepared in accordance with the
Law Revision Ordinance, No. 23 of 1949, now Ch. 1. No. 1.
It contains the Ordinances and subsidiary laws in force on
the 31st day of December, 1950.
The Ordinances are grouped under 43 Chapters in the
first six volumes.
The seventh volume is divided into two parts; the first
contains a chronological table showing the disposal of the
Ordinances in the 1940 Edition and those enacted sub-
sequently; the second part comprises a full index to the
Ordinances.
The subsidiary laws, made up of the Rules, Regulations,
etc., are to be found in the eighth and ninth volumes; and
included in the Appendix to the latter volume are the rules
and regulations dealing with Crown lands and oil-mining,
made by the Governor as Intendant. There is also an index
to the Rules and Regulations at the end of this volume.
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CONTENTS.


VOLUME I.

PAGE
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CHAPTER 1.


LEGISLATION.


LAW REVISION ...
INTERPRETATION ...


1. LEGISLATIVE
2. LEGISLATIVE


CHAPTER 2.

THE LEGISLATURE.

COUNCIL (PRIVILEGES) ...
COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ...


CHAPTER 3.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-
THE COURTS.


JUDICATURE
CRIMINAL APPEAL ...
PETTY CIVIL COURTS
SUMMARY COURTS....
CORONERS ...


PREFACE ...


... ... ... ... ... 215
... ... ... ... ... 15


... ... 32
... ... 34


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viii Contents.

CHAPTER 4.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE.
No. VOL. I. PAGE
1. INDICTABLE OFFENCES (PRELIMINARY ENQUIRY) ... 306


2. JURY ... ... ... ...
3. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ... ...
4. CRIMINAL OFFENCES ... ...
5. TREASON ... ... ... ...
6. SEDITION ... ... ... ...
7. R IOT ... ... ... ... ...
8. COINAGE OFFENCES ... ...
9. OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON
10. LIBEL AND DEFAMATION ... ...
11. LARCENCY ... ... ... ...
12. FORGERY ... .. ...
13. MALICIOUS DAMAGE ... ...
14. PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ...
15. PERJURY ... ... ... ...
16. ACCESSORIES AND ABETTORS ...
17. SUMMARY OFFENCES ... ...
18. TRESPASS ... ... .
19. SHOUTERS PROHIBITION ... ...
20. GAMBLING ... ... ... ...
21. CHILDREN ... ... ...
22. PROBATION OF OFFENDERS ...
23. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ... ...
24. REMISSION OF PENALTIES ...
25. EXTRADITION ... ... ...
26. FRENCH GUIANA EXTRADITION ...
27. VENEZUELA EXTRADITION ...


... ... ... 330
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CHAPTER 5.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-
CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE.


1. CROWN SUITS ...
2. CROWN SUITS LIMITATION


.. ... ... ... ... 646
... ... ... ... 650








Contents.


CHAPTER 5-ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-CIVIL LAW AND
PROCEDURE-continued.


VOL.


COURT FUNDS INVESTMENT ... ...
COURT DEPOSITS ... ... ... ...
COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES ... ...
LIMITATION OF PERSONAL ACTIONS ...
REAL PROPERTY LIMITATION ...
PRESCRIPTION ... ... ... ..
JUDGMENTS EXTENSION ... ... ..
HABEAS CORPUS ... ...
PETITIONS IN LUNACY ... ... .
INFANTS ... ... ... ..
LEGITIMATION ... ... ... ..
AFFILIATION... ... .
SEPARATION AND MAINTENANCE ...
MAINTENANCE ORDERS (ENFORCEMENT)


I. PAGE
... 652
... 655
... 657
... 663
... 667
... 676
... 679
... 683
... 685
... 688
... 697
... 705
... 712
... 717


CHAPTER 6.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-
REMEDIES OF CREDITORS.


CROWN DEBTS ... ...
REMEDIES OF CREDITORS
DEBTORS ... ... ...
ABSCONDING DEBTORS ...
APPORTIONMENT ... ...
BANKRUPTCY ... ...
DEEDS OF ARRANGEMENT...


CHAPTER 7.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-
SUPPLEMENTAL MATTERS.


1. ARBITRATION
2. COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIR
3. LAW OFFICERS


... ... ... ... 724
... ... ... ... 726
... ... ... ... 752
... ... ... ... 755
... ... ... ... 760
... ... ... ... 763
... ... ... ... 854


Y ... ... ... ...







Contents.

CHAPTER 7-ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-SUPPLEMENTAL
MATTERS-continued.


VOL. I.
SOLICITORS ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
NOTARIES PUBLIC (TOBAGO) ... ... ... ...
COMMISSIONERS OF AFFIDAVITS ... ... ... ...
STATUTORY DECLARATIONS ... ... ... ...
INTERPRETERS ... ... ... ... ... ...
EVIDENCE ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
OATHS ... .... ... ...
PROMISSORY OATHS ... ......


CHAPTER 8.
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES-
PROBATE AND TRUSTEES.
1. ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ... ... ...
2. WILLS AND PROBATE ... ... ... ...
3. TRUSTEE ... ... ......
4. PUBLIC TRUSTEE ... ......



VOLUME II.


CHAPTER 9.
PUBLIC OFFICERS.
1. GOVERNOR'S EMOLUMENTS ... ... ...
2. COLONIAL SECRETARY INCORPORATION ... ...
3. PUBLIC ACCOUNTS ... ... ....
4. PUBLIC AUTHORITIES PROTECTION ... ...
5. MAGISTRATES PROTECTION ... ... ...
6. PENSIONS ... ... .. ... .. ...
7. OVERSEAS NURSES' PENSIONS ... ... ...
8. WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSIONS ... ...
9. PROVIDENT FUND ... ... .. ... ...
10. DECEASED OFFICERS' SALARY ... ... ...
11. GOVERNMENT HOUSING LOANS ... ... ...
12. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCES ... ... ...


PAGE
890
932
935
937
939
942
955
958


964
980
1041
1083


2
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7
8
... 10
... 13
... 47
... 49
... 95
... 114
... 116
... 143







Contents.


CHAPTER 10.
DEFENCE.


LOCAL FORCES ... ... ...
VOLUNTEER RESERVE
NAVAL VOLUNTEER ... ...
NAVAL VOLUNTEER AND DEFENCE
COMPULSORY TRAINING AND SERVICE


VOL. II. PAGE
... ... ... 148
... ... ... 167
... ... ... 170
... ... ... 175
(EMERGENCY) ... 178


CHAPTER 11.
POLICE, PRISONS AND PUBLIC ORDER.


POLICE ... ... ... ...
SUPPLEMENTAL POLICE
SPECIAL RESERVE POLICE ...
FIRE BRIGADES ... ... ...
PREVENTION OF CRIMES ... ...
RELEASED PRISONERS LICENCES...
PRISONS ... ... .
COLONIAL PRISONERS REMOVAL ...
YOUNG OFFENDERS DETENTION ...
EMERGENCY POWERS ... ...


CHAPTER 12.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL.


1. MEDICAL SERVICE ... ...
2. MEDICAL BOARD ... ...
3. OPTICIANS (REGISTRATION)
4. PUBLIC HEALTH ... ...
5. FOOD AND DRUGS ... ...
6. DANGEROUS DRUGS ...
7. SULPHONAMIDE DRUGS ...
8. ANTIBIOTICS ... ...
9. HOSPITALS ... ... ...
10. LUNACY AND MENTAL TREATME


... ... ... ... 302
... ... ... ... 306
... ... ... ... 324
... .. ... ... 331
... ... ... ... 459
... ... ... ... 475
... ... ... ... 492
... ... ... ... 494
... ... ... ... 501
:NT ... ... ... 506


... ... ... 202
... ... ... 241
.. ... ... 259
... ... ... 268
... ... ... 277
... ... ... 281
... ... ... 287
... ... ... 291
... ... ... 292
... ... ... 298








Contents.


CHAPTER 12 ---PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL-continued.


LEPROSY ... ...
YAWS ... .
VACCINATION ... .
VENEREAL DISEASE ...
QUARANTINE ... .
MALARIA ABATEMENT ...
NOTIFICATION OF BIRTHS
BURIAL GROUNDS ... ...
NURSES REGISTRATION ...


VOL. II. PAGE
... ... ... ... 542
.. ... ... ... 566
.. ... .. ... 571
.. ... ... ... 580
.. ... ... ... 582
.. ... ... 633
.. ... .. ... 637
.. ... .. ... 639
. ... ... ... 641


CHAPTER 13.

PUBLIC WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES.


POOR RELIEF ... ...
OLD AGE PENSIONS ...
BRUCE STEPHENS TRUST
MERCHANT NAVY CLUB ...


... ... ... ... 650
... ... ... ... 656
... ... ... ... 661
... ... ... 670


CHAPTER 14.

EDUCATION.


EDUCATION ... ... .
COMPULSORY EDUCATION ... ...
PRIVATE SCHOOLS ... ... .
SCHOOLS (MEDICAL INSPECTION)
SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSIONS ...


.. ... ... 679
... ... ... 691
... ... ... 694
... ... ... 701
... ... ... 703


CHAPTER 15.

WORKS AND HYDRAULICS.

1. DIRECTOR OF WORKS AND HYDRAULICS ...
2. WATERWORKS AND WATER CONSERVATION ...


... 712
... 714








Contents.


CHAPTER 16.
ROADS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL.


ROADS ... ... ...
RESTRICTION OF RIBBON DEVELOPMENT
MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC ...
MOTOR VEHICLES INSURANCE (THIRD-PARTY
LICENSING OF VEHICLES ... ... .
HACKNEY CARRIAGES ... ...
CARTS ... ... ...


VOL. II. PAGE
... ... 764
... ... 819
... ... 831
RISKS)... 879
... ... 898
... ... 910
... ... 923


CHAPTER 17.
RAILWAYS.


1. RAILWAYS ...


... ... .. ... ... 936


CHAPTER 18.
HARBOUR AND SHIPPING.


HARBOURS ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 960
PORT SERVICES (DUES, CHARGES AND MANAGEMENT) 982
PILOTAGE ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1063
MARKING OF SHIPS ... ... ... ... ... 1080
MERCHANT SHIPPING ... ... ... ... ... 1083
MOTOR LAUNCHES ... ... ... ... ... 1131
BAHAMAS AND LEEWARD ISLANDS LIGHT DUES ... 1139
DROGHERS ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1143
DISTRESSED SEAMEN REPATRIATION ... ... ... 1153



CHAPTER 19.
AIR NAVIGATION AND AERODROMES.


I... N... ... 1158


AIR NAVIGATION ...








Contents.


VOLUME III.


CHAPTER 20.

IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION.
VOL. III. PAGE


IMMIGRATION (INDIAN) ... ...
IMMIGRATION (RESTRICTION) ...
DEPORTATION (BRITISH SUBJECTS)
EMIGRATION (CHILDREN) ... ...


CHAPTER 21.

NATIONALITY AND ALIENS.


BRITISH NATIONALITY (OFFENCES AND FEES)
OIL RIGHTS (ALIEN CONTROL) ... ...
ALIENS (LANDHOLDING) ... ... ...
ALIEN BANKERS ... ... .
ALIEN MISSIONARIES AND TEACHERS ...
ALIEN CRIMINALS ... ... ... ...
EXPULSION OF UNDESIRABLE ALIENS ...


CHAPTER 22.
LABOUR AND INDUSTRY.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING ... ... .
LABOUR BUREAU ... ... .
LABOUR STATISTICS ... .
LABOUR (MINIMUM WAGE) ... .
MASTERS AND SERVANTS ... ... ...
EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN (NIGHT WORK)
RECRUITING OF WORKERS ... .
FOREIGN LABOUR CONTRACTS ... ...
TRADE UNIONS ... ... ... ...


TRADE DISPUTES (ARBITRATION AND INQUIRY)
TRADE DISPUTES AND PROTECTION OF PROPERTY
TRUCK ... ... ... ... ... ...


... 82
... ... 84
... ... 92
... ... 101
... ... 104
... ... 106
... ... 108


... ... 114
... ... 120
... ... 122
... ... 125
... ... 129
... ... 136
... ... 139
... ... 149
... ... 155


... 173
... 179
... 184


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Contents.


CHAPTER 22-LABOUR AND INDUSTRY-continued.


WORKMEN'S WAGES (PROTECTION) ...
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ... ...
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (TRANSFER OF
WAGES COUNCILS ... ... ... ...


VOL. III. PAGE
... ... 188
...... 190
FUNDS) ... 219
... ... 221


CHAPTER 23.

AGRICULTURE.


1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ... ...
2. AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ... ... ...
3. AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
4. AGRICULTURAL CREDIT SOCIETIES ...
5. AGRICULTURAL CREDIT BANK ... ...
6. AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTS ... ...
7. AGRICULTURAL FIRES ... ... ...
8. MARKETING BOARD ... ... ...
9. CLAYING OF COCOA ... ... ...
10. FARMERS ADVANCES ... ... ...
11. SUGAR-CANE SMALL HOLDINGS ... ...
12. PRODUCTION OF CANE ... ... ...
13. SUGAR QUOTAS ... ... ... ...
14. SUGAR INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUNDS ...
15. FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS
16. COCOA INDUSTRY ... ... ...
17. PLANT PROTECTION ... ...
18. SALE OF PRODUCE ... ...
19. TOBAGO METAIRIE ... ... ...
20. RENTS OF SMALL AGRICULTURAL HOLD


... ... 242
...... 245
... ... 248
... ... 272
... ... 297
... ... 321
... ... 347
... ... 356
... ... 364
... ... 368
... ... 376
... ... 381
... ... 398
... ... 403
... ... 408
... ... 415
... ... 427
... ... 436
... ... 465
NGS ... ... 479


CHAPTER 24.

FORESTRY.


1. FORESTS ...
2. BOTANIC GARDENS
3. SAWMILLS ...


... 494
... 505
... 508


.. ... ... ... ...
... . . ...
... ... ... ... ...







xvi Contents.


CHAPTER 25.
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL DISEA
No.
1. VETERINARY SURGEONS (REGISTRATION)
2. DISEASES OF ANIMALS ... ... .
3. BEEKEEPING AND BEE PRODUCTS ...
4. DOGS ... ... ...
5. FELINE ANIMALS ... ... .
6. MONGOOSE ... ... ...
7. WILD ANIMALS AND BIRDS (PROTECTION)
8. POUNDS ... ... ... .. ...
(. FISHERIES ... ... .


.SES.
VOL. III. PAGE
... ... 514
... ... 518
... ... 530
... ... 534
... ... 540
... ... 542
... ... 545
.. ... 558
... ... 564


CHAPTER 26.
MINES AND MINERALS.

PETROLEUM DEPARTMENT AND CONSERVATION BOARD
PETROLEUM ... ... ... ...
OIL MINING AND REFINING ...
MINES, BORINGS AND QUARRIES... ... ... ...
MINING COMPENSATION ... ... ... ...
OIL AND WATER BOARD ... ... ...
OIL-BEARING SANDS (WATER CONTROL)
OILFIELD FIRES CONTROL ... ...
PIPE-LINES ... ... ... ... ... ... ..
ASPHALT INDUSTRY REGULATION ...
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ... ... ...


CHAPTER 27.
PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCING.


DIRECTOR OF SURVEYS ...
LAND SURVEYORS ...
COLONY SURVEY ...
DIVISION OF TRINIDAD ...
CROWN LANDS ... ...
CROWN GRANTS AND LEASES


(RE-ISSUE) ... ..








xvii


CHAPTER 27-PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCING--continued.


RESUMPTION OF LAND ... ...
LETTING OF HOUSES (IMPLIED TERMS)
THREE CHAINS (TOBAGO) ... ...
LAND ACQUISITION... ... ...
RTEAT PROPEPTV


CONVEYANCING AND LAW OF PROPERTY
MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY ... ...
PARTITION ... ... ... ... ...
LEASES AND SALES OF SETTLED ESTATES
LANDLORD AND TENANT ... ...
SUMMARY EJECTION ... ... ...
RENT RESTRICTION ... ... ...
RENT RESTRICTION (SERVICED PREMISES)
RENT RESTRICTION (SHORT TENANCIES)
MORTGAGES OF PRODUCE ... ... ...


VOL. III. PAGE
... ... 726
... ... 728
... ... 730
... ... 733
... ... 761
... ... 839
... ... 907
... ... 923
... ... 929
... ... 941
... ... 957
... ... 963
.. ... 987
.. ... 992
... ... 996


CHAPTER 28.
REGISTRATION OF DEEDS.
1. REGISTRAR GENERAL ... ... ... ... ... 1002
2. REGISTRATION OF DEEDS ... ... ... ... 1006
3. TOBAGO DEEDS ... ... ... ... ... ... 1014


VOLUME IV.


CHAPTER 29.

STATUS.


1. BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRATION ... ...
2. MARRIAGE ... ... ... ... ... ...
3. DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER'S MARRIAGE ...
4. MUSLIM MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE REGISTRATION
5. HINDU MARRIAGE ... ... ... ...
6. REGISTERS OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
7. ADOPTION OF CHILDREN ... ... ... ...
8. CENSUS ... ... ... ... ... ...
T.-I.


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... 26
... 52
51-
69
84
88
... 102


Contents.










Contents.


CHAPTER 30.

CONTROL OF VARIOUS MATTERS.
VOL. IV.


ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATION ...
FACTORIES ... ... ... ...
GAS CYLINDERS (USE, CONVEYANCE
EXPLOSIVES ... ... ... ...
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION ...
FOOD AND FUEL CONTROL ...
OLD METAL AND MARINE STORES
NEWSPAPERS ... ... ...
THEATRES AND DANCE HALLS ...
CINEMATOGRAPH ... ... ...


... ... ... 110
... ... ... 113
AND STORAGE) ... 183
... ... ... 189
... ... ... 214
... ... ... 226
... ... ... 230
... ... ... 235
... ... ... 242
... ... ... 246


CINEMATOGRAPH ENTERTAINMENTS (MAXIMUM CHARGES)
BOXING CONTROL ... ... ... ... ... ...
STREET COLLECTIONS (CONTROL)... ... ... ...
LICENSING OF DEALERS (PRECIOUS METALS AND
STONES) ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS (BUILDINGS) ... ... ...
ELECTRICITY (INSPECTION) ... ... ... ..
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATION (CONTROL OF CHARGES) ...
SERVICES (CHARGES CONTROL) ... ...
LIMEOIL (CONTROL OF MANUFACTURE) ... ... ..
MOTION PICTURE FILMS (CARRIAGE AND STORAGE) ...
PooL. BETTING ... ... ... .. ... ..


CHAPTER 31.

TRADE AND COMMERCE.


COMPANIES ... ... ...
PARTNERSHIP ... ...
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NA
MERCANTILE LAW ...
BILLS OF EXCHANGE ...
BILLS OF LADING ... ...
CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA
BILLS OF SALE ... ...
SALE OF GOODS ...


... ... ... ... 338
... ... ... ... 726
MES ... ... ... 741
... ... ... ... 752
.. ... ... ... 756
... ... ... ... 796
... ... ... ... 798
... ... ... ... 806
... ... ... 814


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270
284

288
293
301
311
314
324
326
331









Contents.


CHAPTER 31-TRADE AND COMMERCE-continued.
VOL. IV.


AUCTIONEERS ... ...
MONEYLENDERS ... ...
PAWNBROKERS ... ...
RURAL PEDLARS ... ...
SHOPS (HOURS OF OPENING
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
COPYRIGHT ... ... ...
MERCHANDISE MARKS ...


... ... ... ... 837
... ... ... ... 843
... ... ... ... 861
... ... ... ... 882
AND EMPLOYMENT) ... 886
... ... ... ... 901
... ... ... ... 921
... ... ... ... 926


PATENTS, DESIGNS AND TRADE MARKS
ASSURANCE COMPANIES ... ... ...





VOLUME V.


CHAPTER 32.

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT ...
CUSTOMS ... ... ... ... ...
IMPORTATION OF TEXTILES (QUOTAS) ...
COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) ... ...
ASPHALT EXPORT DUTY ... ... ...
EXPORTATION OF FRUIT ... ... ...
PLANT (EXPORT PROHIBITION) ... ...
EXCISE (GENERAL PROVISIONS) ... ...
SPIRITS AND SPIRIT COMPOUNDS... ...


BREWERY ... ... ...
LIQUOR LICENCES ... ...
REGISTRATION OF CLUBS ...
COPRA PRODUCTS CONTROL
LIMES EXPORT LEVY ...
HOTELS (DEVELOPMENT ENCOUR
CONTROL OF IMPORTATION OF L


RAGEMENT) ...
IVE FISH ...


PAGE


2
4
92
96
98
100
103
104
137
190
205
241
253
259
260
266


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...








xx Contents.

CHAPTER 33.
PUBLIC REVENUE.
No. VOL. V. PAGE
1. INCOME TAX ... ... ... ... ... ... 268
2. INCOME TAX (IN AID OF INDUSTRY) ... ... ... 318
3. AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES ... ... ... ... 377
4. STAMP DUTY ... ... ... ... ... ... 389
5. ESTATE AND SUCCESSION DUTIES ... ... ... 441
6. ESTATE AND SUCCESSION DUTIES (KILLED IN WAR) ... 481
7. LANDS AND BUILDINGS TAXES ... ... ... ... 484
8. RATES AND CHARGES RECOVERY ... ... ... 502
9. COCOA SUBSIDY (SPECIAL TAXATION) ... ... ... 513
10. CINEMATOGRAPH ENTERTAINMENT TAX ... ... ... 515
11. TAXES EXEMPTION ... ... ... ... ... 523
12. CASUAL REVENUE ... ... ... ... ... ... 525
13. RATES, TAXES AND LICENCES (PAYMENT BY CHEQUE)... 527
14. EXCESS PROFITS TAX ... ... ... ... ... 529


15. EXCESS PROFITS TAX (TERMINATION OF OPERATION) ...
6. EXCESS PROFITS TAX (PosT-WAR REFUNDS) ...


CHAPTER 34.
PUBLIC LOANS.

1. GENERAL LOAN AND INSCRIBED STOCK ... ...
2. GENERAL LOCAL LOAN ... ... ... ... ...
3. GENERAL LOCAL LOAN (MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS) ...
4. TRUSTEE INVESTMENTS IN GOVERNMENT SECURITIES...


CHAPTER 35.
CURRENCY AND BANKING.


559
560


TREASURY BILLS ... ... ... ... ... ... 592
CURRENCY ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 594
BANKERS LICENCES AND BANK NOTES ... ... 607
LOCAL SAVINGS BANKS ... ... ... ... ... 615
POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK ... ... ... ... 629
GOVERNMENT CURRENCY NOTES ... ... ... 643








Contents. xxi

CHAPTER 36.
POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATION.
No. VOL. V. PAGE
1. POST OFFICE ... ... ... ... ... ... 652
2. WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ... ... ... ... ... 684
3. CABLE AND WIRELESS (WEST INDIES) LIMITED ... 697
4. TRINIDAD CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONES LIMITED ... 715
5. PRODUCTION OF TELEGRAMS ... ... ... ... 749




CHAPTER 37.
PUBLIC UTILITIES CORPORATIONS.

1. CENTRAL WATER DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY ... ... 752
2. SLUM CLEARANCE AND HOUSING ... ... ... 801
3. SLUM CLEARANCE AND HOUSING (TEMPORARY PRO-
viSIONS) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 851
4. TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING ... ... ... 864
5. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ELECTRICITY COMMISSION ... 898





VOLUME VI.


CHAPTER 38.
BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATIONS.

1. BUILDING SOCIETIES ... ... ... ... ... 2
2. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES ... ... ... ... ... 30
3. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES HOUSING CORPORATION ... ... 168
4. CREDIT UNION SOCIETIES ... ... ... ... 219








Contents.


CHAPTER 39.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT AND COUNTY
COUNCILS.


PORT-OF-SPAIN CORPORATION ... ...
ST. JAMES AREA IMPROVEMENT ... ...
DRY RIVER ... ... ... ... ...
BELMONT IMPROVEMENT RATE ... ...
EAST DRY RIVER IMPROVEMENT RATE
PORT-OF-SPAIN CORPORATION (ELECTRICITY)
SAN FERNANDO CORPORATION ... ...
SAN FERNANDO RECREATION GROUND ...
SAN FERNANDO ELECTRIC WORKS ...
SAN FERNANDO AND ARIMA HUCKSTERS,
AND PORTERS ... ... ... ...
ARIMA CORPORATION ... ... ...
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ... ... ...
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS (PENSIONS) ...
PRINCE'S BUILDING ... ... ...
COUNTY COUNCILS ... ... ... ...


VOL. VI.











PEDLARS


PAGE
256
446
458
461
465
469
531
698
700

730
737
874
910
924
928


CHAPTER 40.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.


1. W ARDENS ... ... ... ... ...
2. TOWNS AND VILLAGES (DEFINITION) ...
3. RECREATION GROUNDS AND PASTURES...
4. COUNTRY MARKETS ... ... ...


... ... 1014
... ... 1017
... ... 1019
... ... 1020


CHAPTER 41.
PRIVATE ORDINANCES.


BoY SCOUTS ASSOCIATION ...
GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION ...
LA BREA JETTY AND TRAMWAY...
MONTREAL TRUST COMPANY ...
CARENAGE PIER ... ... ...


... ... ... 1024
... ... ... 1026
... ... ... 1028
... ... ... 1031
... ... ... 1037


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Contents.


xxiii


CHAPTER 42.
MISCELLANEOUS.
No. VOL. VI. PAGE
1. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ... ... ... ... ... ... 1042
2. PUBLIC LIBRARY ... ... ... ... ... ... 1044
3. CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY ... ... ... ... 1054
4. CENTRAL LIBRARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ... 1057
5. RACES ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1061
6. QUEEN'S PARK ... ... ... ... ... ... 1065
7. TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ... ... ... ... 1067
8. PATENTS, DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTS AND TRADE MARKS
(EMERGENCY) ... ... ... ... ... ... 1082
9. DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES (EXTENSION) ... ... ... 1099


CHAPTER 43.
UNITED STATES BASES.


UNITED STATES BASES (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS)
UNITED STATES COUNSEL ... ... ...


... 1106
... 1111















TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

Revised Ordinances, 1950.




CHAPTER 2

THE LEGISLATURE.
No. 1.-LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (PRIVILEGES).
No. 2.-LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS).







32 Ch. 2. No. 1.] Legislative Council (Privileges).


CHAPTER 2. No. 1.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (PRIVILEGES).
Ordinance AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE LEGIS-
Ch.2. No. 1-
1940. LATIVE COUNCIL TO PUNISH CONTEMPT AND BREACH
OF PRIVILEGE.

Commence- [18th September, 1841.]
ment.

Short title. 1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Legislative
Council (Privileges) Ordinance.

Power to 2. The Legislative Council as the supreme legislative body
punish con- ii t
tempt, etc. within the Colony has, and does of right possess, the power
of punishing by imprisonment all persons guilty of contempt
or of breach of the privileges of the said Council.

Procedure. 3. Upon complaint made to the said Council by any
member of such Council, of any contempt or breach of the
privileges of the Council, it shall be lawful for the Speaker
or Deputy Speaker of the Council for the time being, on the
order of the Council, to summon the persons so complained
of to appear before the Council and answer to such com-
plaint, at such time as shall be specified in such summons;
or if the Council shall see fit, and shall so order, to issue
a warrant under his hand to the Marshal for arresting and
bringing the person so complained of before the Council
to answer such charge; and if upon the person so com-
plained of appearing upon such summons, or being brought
before the Council on such warrant, the Council shall
resolve that such person has been guilty of any contempt
of the Council or of any breach of the privileges of the
Council, it shall be lawful for the Speaker or Deputy Speaker
of the Council for the time being, on the order of the Council,
by a warrant under his hand to commit such person to the







Legislative Council (Privileges). [Ch. 2. No. 1. 33

Royal Gaol, there to be imprisoned for such term, not
exceeding three months, as shall be named in the warrant,
,unless previously discharged by order of the Council.

4. All such summonses and warrants for the arresting and Execution
bringing before the Council any person so complained of of P .
shall be directed to and. executed by the Marshal, and all
members of the Police Force shall, when required by the
Marshal, aid and assist him in the execution of such
-warrants.

5. Every person against whom any action may be brought Protection of
,for anything by him done in pursuance of this Ordinance .--
ishall be entitled to and shall have all such and the same
'protection as Magistrates are entitled to under the
'Magistrates Protection Ordinance.







Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).


CHAPTER 2. No. 2.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS).

Ordinances AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF
No. 10-1946.
30-1950. PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS
,, 41-1950. OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND TO REGULATE THE
42-1950. PROCEDURE AT SUCH ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.


Commence- [1st April, 1946.]
ment.

Short title. 1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Legislative
Council (Elections) Ordinance.

PART I.

PRELIMINARY.
Interpre- 2. In this Ordinance-
tation.
election" means an election of a member or
members to serve in the Legislative Council;
election documents means the documents which
the returning officer is required by subsection (1) of
section 48 to transmit to the Supervisor of Elections
after an election;
election officer" includes the Supervisor of
Elections, every supervisor of enumerators, returning
officer, election clerk, presiding officer, poll clerk,
enumerator or other person having any duty to
perform pursuant to this Ordinance, to the faithful
performance of which duty he may be sworn;
elector means any person whose name is on any
list of electors;







Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 35

electoral district means an electoral district as
constituted under section 3 of this Ordinance;
finally revised list means the list of electors for
any polling division which has been revised by the
registration officer in accordance with the provisions
of the Rules contained in the Second Schedule to this
Ordinance, certified and forwarded to the Supervisor
of Elections for printing;
list of electors means either the preliminary list
of electors, the finally revised list of electors or the
official list of electors as herein defined, as the context
requires;
official list means the finally revised list of
electors for any polling station which has been printed
for use at such polling station;
Order in Council means the Trinidad and Tobago
(Constitution) Order in Council, 1950 and any
Order of His Majesty in Council from time to time in
force in place of that Order or amending that Order;
poll book means the book in the form set out as
Form No. 32 in the First Schedule to this Ordinance
in which the name and other particulars of every
person applying to vote are consecutively entered
by the poll clerk as soon as the applicant's right to vote
at the polling station has been ascertained and before
.any such applicant is allowed to vote;
polling day means the day fixed for holding the
poll at an election;
polling division means any polling division
constituted in accordance with the provisions of
section 5;
polling station means any room secured by the
returning officer for the taking of the votes of the
electors on polling day and to which the official list of
electors for a polling division is allotted;
preliminary lists of electors means the lists of
electors prepared by the enumerators in accordance
with the provisions of the Rules contained in the
Second Schedule to this Ordinance;
rejected ballot paper means a ballot paper which
has been handed by the presiding officer to an elector
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to cast his vote but which at the close of the poll has
been found in the ballot box unmarked or so improperly
marked that in the opinion of the presiding officer
or returning officer it cannot be counted;
Schedule means Schedule to this Ordinance;
spoiled ballot paper means a ballot paper which,
on polling day, has not been deposited in the ballot
box but has been found by the presiding officer to
be soiled or improperly printed, or which has been
handed by the presiding officer to an elector to cast
his vote, and-
(a) has been spoiled in marking by the elector;
and
(b) has been handed back to the presiding
officer and exchanged for another;
voter means any person who votes at an election;
writ means the writ for an election.

Electoral 3. (1) For the purposes of the election of members
stri0ts950 of the Legislative Council, the Colony shall be divided
s. 3. into the eighteen electoral districts described in the Third
Schedule to this Ordinance.
(2) The several counties and wards referred to in the
said Third Schedule shall comprise the areas contained
within the boundaries respectively set out in the Division
of Trinidad Ordinance.

PART II.
REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS.
Compiling 4. (1) In such years as the Governor by proclamation
lists of
electors. may appoint, in no case being more than five years after
the date of the last preceding general election of members of
the Legislative Council, lists of electors shall be compiled in
each electoral district of all persons entitled under the
provisions of the Order in Council to vote at the election of a
member of the Legislative Council for such district.
(2) A list of electors shall be compiled for each polling
division comprised within an electoral district and shall
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proclamation appoint and shall remain in force until the list
of electors next compiled comes into force.
(3) If for any reason a registration officer fails to
'compile a list of electors for any polling division, the list
of electors in force when the fresh list of electors should have
*come into force shall continue in operation as the list of
electors for such division.

5. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (2) and (3) Polling
of this section, there shall be constituted in each electoral divisions.
district so many polling divisions with such boundaries as
the registration officer shall, with the approval of the
tSupervisor of Elections, appoint.
(2) Each polling division shall so far as practicable,
contain approximately four hundred and fifty qualified
persons.
(3) Where a registration officer is satisfied that by
eason of the congestion or of the sparsity of population or
their special circumstances, it is more convenient so to do,
e may, notwithstanding anything contained in the last
receding subsection, constitute a polling division including
either more or less than four hundred and fifty qualified
ersons.
(4) In determining the boundaries of any polling
division, the registration officer shall have regard to geo-
raphical considerations and such other factors as may
effect the facility of communication between various places
within the polling division.

6. (1) The registration officer for an electoral district Registration
specified in the first column of the Fourth Schedule to this officers.
Ord.30-1950,
ordinance shall be the person lawfully discharging the s. 4.
nctions of the office specified in the second column of that
schedule.
(2) Every registration officer may appoint fit and
roper persons to assist him in the performance of his
uties under this Ordinance.
(3) Subject to the authority, directions and control of
he registration officer, an assistant, other than an enumera-
or, shall have all the powers and may perform any of the
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38 Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).

(4) Every registration officer shall, before entering on
his duties as such, take and subscribe an oath in the form
set out as Form No. 46 in the First Schedule and shall
transmit such oath to the Supervisor of Elections.
Registration 7. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to compile
duties. the lists of electors for his district in accordance with the
provisions of this Ordinance and the Rules set out in the
2nd Schedule. Second Schedule.

Division of 7A. (1) Where more than one polling station is estab-
Ord.41-1950 lished for any polling division, the returning officer shall
s. 2. divide the printed list of electors for the polling division
into as many separate lists as there are polling stations in
the polling division.
(2) Where any list is required to be divided in
accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) of this
section-
(a) in any case to which the provisions of rule 8
of the Registration Rules, contained in the Second
Schedule to this Ordinance and relating to enumeration
of electors in rural areas, apply, it shall be divided
alphabetically by being cut through between the last
name thereon commencing with one letter of the
alphabet and the first name thereon commencing
with the next succeeding letter of the alphabet;
(b) in any other case, it shall be divided numerically
by being cut through between the name of the elector
whose registration number is last in numerical order
of the electors allotted to one polling station and the
name of the elector whose registration number is first
in numerical order of the electors allotted to another
polling station.
(3) Where any list is divided alphabetically in
accordance with the provisions of this section, there shall be
displayed at the polling station to which any division of
the list relates the initial letter of the first and of the last
of the names upon such division of the list.
(4) Where any list is divided numerically in accord-
ance with the provisions of this section, there shall be
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Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 39

list relates the number of the elector first in numerical order
of the electors upon that division of the list and the number
of the elector last in numerical order of the electors upon
that division of the list.
(5) Where any list is divided in accordance with the
provisions of this section, every elector shall vote, if he vote
at all, at the polling station to which is allotted the division
of the list upon which his name appears.

8. (1) An appeal shall lie to a Judge in Chambers (herein- Appeals.
after referred to as the Court ") from any decision of
a registration officer on any claim or objection which has
been considered by him under this Ordinance: Provided
however that no appeal shall lie where a claimant or
objector has not availed himself of his opportunity, as
provided by this Ordinance, of being heard by the
registration officer on the claim or objection.
(2) Any claimant or objector desiring to appeal against
the decision of a registration officer shall give written notice
of appeal to the registration officer and to the opposite
party, if any, when the decision is given or within seven
days thereafter, specifying the grounds of appeal.
(3) The registration officer shall immediately forward
such notice to the Registrar of the Supreme Court together
with a statement of the material facts which, in his opinion,
Have been established in the case, and of his decision upon
the whole case and upon any point which may be specified
,as a ground of appeal, and shall also furnish to the Court
|any further information which the Court may require and
,which he is able to furnish.
(4) Where it appears to the registration officer that
fany notices of appeal given to him are based on similar
grounds, he shall inform the Registrar of the Supreme
Court of the fact for the purpose of enabling the Court,
if it thinks fit, to consolidate the appeals or to select a
case as a test case.
(5) On any appeal under this section the registration
officer shall be a party to the proceedings.
(6) Every appeal under this section shall be prosecuted,
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may be prescribed by rules of court, and the costs of every
such appeal shall be in the discretion of the Court hearing
such appeal.
(7) The right of any person whose name is for the time
being on the list of electors to vote at an election shall not
be prejudiced by any appeal pending under this section and
any vote given at an election in pursuance of that right
shall be as good as if no such appeal were pending, and
shall not be affected by the subsequent decision of the
appeal.
(8) Notice shall be sent to the registration officer by
the Registrar of the Supreme Court of the decision of the
Court on any appeal under this section, and the registration
officer shall make such alterations in the list of electors
as may be required to give effect to the decision.

Rules of 9. Rules of court for regulating the practice in respect of
court. appeals under this Part of this Ordinance may be made in
like manner as rules of court may be made under and for the
purposes of the Judicature Ordinance: Provided that all
rules of court for regulating the practice in respect of
appeals against the decisions of registration officers made
under any former law and in force at the commencement
of this Ordinance shall, in so far as they are not inconsistent
with the provisions of this Ordinance, remain in force until
replaced by rules made under this Ordinance.

PART III.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
Appoint- 10. The Governor shall appoint a Supervisor of Elections
ment,
powers and who shall-
duties of
Supervisor (a) exercise general direction and supervision over
of Elections. the administrative conduct of elections and enforce
on the part of all election officers fairness, impartiality
and compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance;
(b) issue to election officers such instructions as
from time to time he may deem necessary to ensure
effective execution of the provisions of this Ordinance;
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Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 41

duties which by this Ordinance are conferred and
imposed upon him.

10A. The Governor may from time to time, on the Appointment
recommendation of the Supervisor of Elections, appoint of super-
visors of
supervisors of enumerators who shall receive such remunera- enumerators.
tion as may be prescribed. Such supervisors of enumerators Ord.30-1950,
shall perform such duties as the Governor or the Supervisor s. 5.
of Elections shall assign to them.

11. (1) The Governor may from time to time, on the Returning
recommendation of the Supervisor of Elections, appoint officers.
for each electoral district a returning officer who shall Ord.3601950
receive such remuneration as may be prescribed.
(2) Forthwith upon his appointment each returning
officer shall take and subscribe an oath in the form set out
as Form No. 20 in the First Schedule, and shall transmit
such oath to the Supervisor of Elections.
(3) Forthwith upon taking the oath referred to in the
last preceding subsection, the returning officer shall establish
an office in his electoral district or, where any person has
;been appointed returning officer for more than one electoral
district, in one of such districts, and shall cause an advertise-
mient to be inserted in a daily newspaper specifying the place
at which he has established his office.

12. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall appoint an Election
election clerk for each electoral district who shall receive clerks.
such fee for each election in that district as may be
prescribed.
(2) Forthwith upon his appointment, the election
clerk shall take an oath in the form set out as Form No. 21
in the First Schedule and shall transmit such oath to the
returning officer.
(3) If at any time between the issue of a writ for an
election and the declaration of the result of that election
the returning officer dies or becomes incapable of per-
orming his duties as such, the election clerk shall forthwith
report the fact to the Supervisor of Elections and shall
discharge all the duties and exercise all the powers of the
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42 Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).

appointed or the returning officer ceases to be incapable of
performing his duties, as the case may be.
Substitute 13. (1) Forthwith upon commencing to discharge the
clerks duties of the returning officer in accordance with the pro-
visions of the last preceding section, the election clerk shall
appoint a substitute election clerk who, unless sooner
removed by the Supervisor of Elections, shall perform all
the duties and exercise all the powers of the election
clerk until such time as the election clerk ceases to perform
the duties and to exercise the powers of the returning
officer.
(2) Forthwith upon commencing to discharge the
duties of the election clerk, the substitute election clerk
shall take the oath required by the last preceding section
to be taken by the election clerk.
(3) The substitute election clerk shall receive, in
respect of his services as such, such sum as the Governor
may in any particular case appoint.
Presiding 14. (1) The returning officer of every electoral district
officers. shall, subject to the approval of the Governor, appoint a
presiding officer for each polling station in such district
who shall receive such fee as may be prescribed.
(2) Forthwith upon his appointment each presiding
officer shall take and subscribe an oath in the form set out
as Form No. 22 in the First Schedule and shall transmit
such oath to the returning officer.
Poll clerks. 15. (1) The returning officer of every electoral district
shall appoint a poll clerk for each polling station in such
district who shall receive such fee as may be prescribed.
(2) Forthwith upon his appointment every poll clerk
shall take and subscribe an oath in the form set out as
Form No. 23 in the First Schedule and shall transmit such
oath to the returning officer.
(3) If any presiding officer dies or becomes incapable
of performing his duties during the taking of the poll, the
poll clerk shall forthwith assume the office of presiding
officer and shall appoint some other person to act as poll
clerk.







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(4) Every person appointed to act as poll clerk under
the last preceding subsection shall forthwith take and
subscribe the oath of a poll clerk.

16. Every election officer and every person who is Oaths to be
required by this Ordinance to take an oath may take such taken before
oath either before a Justice of the Peace or before any Peace,
registration officer, returning officer or presiding officer reing
or poll clerk appointed in accordance with the provisions presiding
of this Ordinance and every such registration officer, officer or
returning officer, presiding officer and poll clerk is hereby
authorised and empowered to administer any oaths required
by this Ordinance to be made by any election officer
or other person.
PART IV.
ELECTIONS.
Arrangements for elections.
17. (1) For the purposes of every general election of Issue of
writs for
members of the Legislative Council, and for the purposes holding
of the election of members to supply vacancies caused by elections.
death, resignation, or otherwise, the Governor shall issue
writs under the Public Seal of the Colony, addressed to the
returning officers of the respective electoral districts for
which members are to be returned. Such writs shall be
forwarded to the Supervisor of Elections for transmission
to the several returning officers.
(2) Every such writ shall be in the form set out as
Form No. 1 in the First Schedule and shall specify the day
and place of nomination of candidates, the day on which,
if necessary, the poll shall be taken, being not less than
fifteen and not more than twenty-one days thereafter,
and the day on which such writ is returnable to the
Governor.
(3) Upon receipt of such writ every returning officer
shall proceed to, hold the election in the manner hereinafter
provided.
Notice of
18. On the Governor issuing a writ the Colonial Secretary time and
shall give notice thereof, and of the day and place fixed for place of
the nomination of candidates, by publication in the Royal tiOrd. 301950
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44 Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).

Gazette and one or more daily newspapers at least ten clear
days before the day fixed for such nomination; and the
returning officer shall give further notice of the issue of such
writ and of the time and place fixed for the nomination of
candidates by causing notices in the form set out as Form
No. 24 in the First Schedule to be posted at the Town Hall
in the case of the electoral district of Port-of-Spain North
or Port-of-Spain South or Port of Spain East or San
Fernando, on or near the door of every Warden's Office
in the case of each other electoral district, and at such other
places in the district, as he may deem necessary.
Copies of 19. Before the day fixed for the nomination of candidates
lists of
electors to the returning officer shall obtain from the Supervisor of
be obtained. Elections the prescribed number of copies of the lists of
electors for the time being in force by virtue of this
Ordinance.
Procedure at elections.
Nomination 20. (1) On the day and at the place fixed for the
of candidates
ord.30-1950, nomination of candidates, the returning officer shall attend
s. s. at nine o'clock in the morning to receive the nomination of
candidates for the seat to be filled.
(2) Every candidate for election must be nominated
in writing in the form set out as Form No. 25 in the First
Schedule by not less than six registered electors of the
electoral district for which he seeks to be elected: Provided
that no candidate shall be deemed not to have been validly
nominated by reason only of the fact that subsequent to
nomination day any person by whom his nomination paper
was signed is struck off the list of electors for the relevant
electoral district.
(3) The returning officer shall at the place aforesaid
and at the time aforesaid and within three hours thereafter
receive such nomination papers as may be tendered to him.
(4) Every candidate shall at the time of his nomina-
tion deliver or cause to be delivered to the returning
officer a statutory declaration of his qualifications made
and subscribed by such candidate or, if the candidate is
absent from the Colony on nomination day, by his duly
authorised agent, in the form set out as Form No. 26 or
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[f such statutory declaration is not delivered as aforesaid
:he nomination of such candidate shall be deemed to be void.
(5) Every candidate or someone on his behalf shall
it the time of his nomination deposit, or cause to be
deposited, with the returning officer, the sum of one hundred
and twenty dollars in cash, and if he fails to do so, the
nomination of such candidate shall be deemed to be void.

21. (1) The full amount of every deposit made under Disposal of
subsection (5) of the last preceding section shall forthwith deposit.
after its receipt be transmitted by the returning officer to rd.301950.
the Accountant General. Ord.41-1950,
(2) The full amount of every such deposit shall be s. 3.
returned by the Accountant General to the person who made
such deposit or his personal representatives, as the case
may be, upon the production by him of a certificate from
the Supervisor of Elections that the candidate was elected
or polled not less than one-eighth of the total number of
votes counted at the election, or died before the close of the
poll on polling day.
(3) For the purposes of this section the number of
votes polled shall be deemed to be the number of ballot
papers (other than rejected ballot papers and spoilt ballot
papers) counted.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in this section, every
such deposit shall, at the expiration of one month from the
conclusion of the election in respect of which it was made,
be credited to general revenue.

22. If at the expiration of three hours from the time uncontested
appointed there shall be only one candidate duly nominated, elections.
the returning officer shall forthwith publicly declare such
candidate to be elected, and shall immediately thereafter
certify by endorsement on the writ of election in the form
set out as Form No. 27 in the First Schedule the return of
such candidate and shall return the writ so endorsed to the
Supervisor of Elections for transmission to the. Governor
within the time for that purpose specified therein. Contested
election.
23. (1) If there shall be more than one candidate duly Adjourn-
nominated a poll of electors shall be taken, and in such case the poll.
the returning officer shall adjourn the election to the day Ord.30-1950.
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46 Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).

specified in the writ, and a poll shall be taken on such day
in the manner hereinafter provided.
(2) The returning officer shall, as soon as practicable
after adjourning the election, give notice of the day on which
the poll will be taken and of the names of the candidates
nominated for election and of the place where and day and
time when the number of votes given to the several
candidates will be finally counted, by publication thereof in
two daily newspapers; and by causing notices to be posted at
the Town Hall in the case of the electoral district of Port-of-
Spain North, Port-of-Spain South, Port-of-Spain East or
San Fernando and on or near the doors of every Warden's
Office in the case of each other electoral district and at such
other places in the district as he may deem necessary, in the
form set out as Form No. 28 in the First Schedule.

Power to 23A. (1) Where at any time between the issue of a writ
jorinda under subsection (1) of section 17 of this Ordinance and the
in event of day appointed by the writ for the holding of the poll
emergency. at any election the Governor is satisfied that it is expedient
so to do by reason of-
Ord.41-1950, (a) His Majesty's Government having become
s. 4 engaged or being likely to become engaged in any
war; or
(b) the proclamation of any state of emergency
under the Emergency Powers Ordinance; or
(c) the occurrence of any earthquake, hurricane,
flood, fire, outbreak of pestilence or outbreak of
infectious disease or other calamity whether similar
to the foregoing or not; or
(d) the likelihood that the final electoral lists for
all electoral districts or for any particular electoral
district will not be printed before the day appointed
under section 17 of this Ordinance for the holding of
the poll or that any essential electoral supplies or
materials will not be available in adequate quantities
upon such day,
he may by proclamation adjourn the holding of the poll
to some other day specified in such proclamation not being
more than thirty days after the day specified in the writ
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(2) Any proclamation under subsection (1) of this
section made pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (c)
or (d) of subsection (1) of this section may be expressed to
apply only to such electoral districts as are specified in such
proclamation in which event the poll shall be taken in any
electoral districts not so specified upon the day appointed
for the taking of the poll under section 17 of this Ordinance.

(3) Where any proclamation is made under this
section the writs for all electoral districts to which such
proclamation applies shall be deemed to have been amended
by the substitution for the day specified in such writs as
being the day for the holding of the poll of the day so
specified in such proclamation.

(4) Where any proclamation under this section is
made before the day which would have been nomination
day if such proclamation had not been made, nomination
day shall be deemed to have been adjourned to the twenty-
third day next before the day to which the holding of the
poll is adjourned by such proclamation: Provided that if
such twenty-third day is a Sunday or a public holiday
nomination day shall be deemed to be adjourned to the
first day not being a Sunday or a public holiday after such
twenty-third day.

(5) Where any proclamation is made under this
section after nomination day the adjournment by such
proclamation of the day upon which the poll is taken shall
in no way affect the validity of any nomination validly made
upon nomination day and no other nomination shall be
made.

(6) Where any proclamation is made under this
section subsequent to the day on which members of the
Police Force vote in accordance with any provisions of this
Ordinance which provides for the voting by such persons
upon some day other than an election day, the votes
cast by such members of the Police Force shall be preserved
by such person and in such manner as may be prescribed
until the day next but two before the day on which the poll
is taken in accordance with the provisions of this section,
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been the day next but two before the day originally
appointed under section 17 of this Ordinance for the holding
of the poll.

Withdrawal 24. (1) Any candidate duly nominated may, not less than
of candida-
ture. seven clear days before the day fixed for taking the poll,
withdraw from his candidature by giving notice to the
effect, signed by him, to the returning officer, provided that
on such withdrawal there remains not less than one duly
nominated candidate.
(2) If any such candidate withdraws from his
candidature in accordance with subsection (1) of this
section, or dies, before the day fixed for taking the poll,
the returning officer shall forthwith give public notice
of such withdrawal or death in the manner mentioned in the
preceding section; and if on such withdrawal or death
there remains only one duly nominated candidate, the
returning officer shall forthwith declare such candidate to
have been elected, and shall immediately thereafter certify
by endorsement on the writ of election the return of such
candidate in the form set out as Form No. 29 in the First
Schedule, and shall return the writ so endorsed to the
Supervisor of Elections for transmission to the Governor
within the time for that purpose specified therein.

Taking of 25. (1) The poll shall be taken in each polling station by
poll and the secret ballot in accordance with the provisions of sections
ballot.
38, 39 and 40.
(2) The ballot of each voter shall be a printed paper,
in this Ordinance called a ballot paper, on which the names,
addresses and occupations of the candidates alphabetically
arranged in the order of their surnames and numbered
accordingly shall be printed exactly as they are set out in
the nomination paper. Opposite to the name of each
candidate there shall be a prescribed symbol. The ballot
papers shall have a counterfoil and a stub, and there shall
be a line of perforations between the ballot and the counter-
foil and between the counterfoil and the stub, the whole as
in the form set out as Form No. 30 in the First Schedule.
(3) The ballot papers shall be numbered on the top
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printed or written on the stub as on the counterfoil. The
ballot papers shall be bound or stitched in books containing
ten, twenty-five, fifty or one hundred ballots.

26. The returning officer shall establish for each polling Establish-
division such number of polling stations as the Supervisor meant of
of Elections shall determine, each polling station being in stations.
premises of convenient access, with an outside door for the
admission of electors, and, where possible, with another
door through which electors may leave after they have
voted, and each presiding officer shall take care beforehand
that his polling station is provided with proper doors,
barriers, tables, chairs and other conveniences, and that
the same are properly arranged for carrying out the pro-
visions of this Ordinance with respect to the taking of
the poll.

27. (1) The returning officer shall furnish to each Supplies of
presiding officer at least two clear days before polling teria.
day-
(a) a sufficient number of ballot papers for at least
the number of electors on the official list of electors
of such presiding officer's polling station;
(b) a statement showing the number of ballot papers
so supplied, with their serial numbers;
(c) the necessary materials for electors to mark
their ballot papers;
(d) at least three copies of printed directions in the
form set out as Form No. 31 in the First Schedule
for the guidance of electors in voting;
(e) a copy of or excerpts from this Ordinance;
(f) three copies of the official list of electors for use
at his polling station;
(g) a ballot box;
(h) a blank poll book;
(i) the several forms of oaths to be administered to
electors printed together on a card; and
(j) the necessary envelopes and such other forms and
supplies as may be authorised or furnished by the
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(2) Until the opening of the poll the presiding
officer shall keep the blank poll book, official lists of electors,
forms of oaths, envelopes, ballot papers and other election
supplies carefully locked up in the ballot box, and shall take
every precaution for their safe keeping and to prevent
any person from having unlawful access to them.
(3) Before the hour fixed for the opening of the poll
the presiding officer shall post up in each compartment of
the polling station and in a conspicuous place outside of
the polling station one copy of the directions referred to in
paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section.


Inspection
of polling
station by
presiding
officer.

Hours of
taking the
poll.


28. Each presiding officer shall, on or before the day fixed
for taking the poll, visit his polling station and see that it is
provided with proper convenience as aforesaid for taking
the poll.

29. The taking of the poll at each polling station shall
be between seven o'clock in the morning and five o'clock
in the afternoon of the same day.


Ballot boxes. 30. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall supply to each
returning officer a number of ballot boxes equal to the
number of polling stations in his electoral district.
(2) Every ballot box shall be made of some durable
material, with one lock and key and a slit or narrow
opening in the top, and so constructed that the ballot papers
may be introduced therein but cannot be withdrawn
therefrom unless the box is unlocked.

Electors to 31. (1) Subject to the provisions of sections 34 and 35,
vote only in
division upon no person shall be entitled to vote in any polling division
list for which unless his name appears on the official list of electors for
appearmes that polling division.

(2) Every person whose name appears upon the
official list of electors for any polling division shall be
entitled to vote in that polling division notwithstanding
that he is not resident in that polling division upon polling
day: Provided however that no person shall vote in more
than one electoral district or at more than one polling
station in the same electoral district or more than once
in the same electoral district on the same day.







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32. Any person contravening any of the provisions of Penalty.
the last preceding section shall be liable, on summary
conviction, to imprisonment for six months.
Restriction
33. No person shall vote for the election of more than candidates
one candidate. for whose
election vote
may be cast.
34. (1) Where any person whose name appears upon the Transfer of
official list for any polling division is appointed as presiding electors in
special
.officer or poll clerk for some other polling division in the cases.
same electoral district, the returning officer shall transfer
the name of the presiding officer or poll clerk, as the case
may be, to the list for the polling division of which such
person is appointed the presiding officer or poll clerk.
(2) The returning officer shall give notice in writing
to every candidate in his electoral district of any transfer
made under the last preceding subsection and to the
presiding officer of the polling station at which the person
whose name is so transferred would have been entitled to
vote but for the provisions of the next succeeding section
of this Ordinance.

35. (1) Every person whose name is transferred, in Where trans-
accordance with the provisions of the last preceding section, ferred elector
from any official list to any other official list shall vote, if to vote.
he vote at all, in the polling division of which he is appointed
presiding officer or poll clerk, as the case may be.
(2) Every presiding officer who issues to any person
whose name has been transferred from any official list to
any other official list any ballot paper at any polling station
other than the polling station of the polling division to
which such person's name has been transferred, shall be
liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of twenty-five
dollars or to imprisonment for one month.

36. (1) At the hour fixed for opening the poll the Proceedings
presiding officer and the poll clerk shall, in the presence at poll.
of the candidates, their agents, and such of the electors as are
present, open the ballot box and ascertain that there are
no ballot papers or other papers therein, after which the
box shall be locked, and the presiding officer shall keep the
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key thereof; the box shall be placed on a table in full
view of all present and shall be maintained there until the
close of the poll.
(2) Immediately after the ballot box is so locked, the
presiding officer shall call upon the electors to vote.
(3) The presiding officer shall secure the admittance
of every elector into the polling station, and shall see that
they are not impeded or molested at or about the polling
station.
(4) Each elector, upon entering the polling station,
shall declare his name, residence and occupation. The poll
clerk shall then ascertain if the name of the elector appears
on the .official list of electors used at the polling station.
When it has been ascertained that the applicant elector is
qualified to vote at the polling station, his name, address
and occupation shall be entered in the poll book to be kept
by the poll clerk in the form set out as Form No. 32 in the
First Schedule, a consecutive number being prefixed to
the elector's name in the appropriate column of the poll
book, and the elector shall be immediately allowed to vote,
unless an election officer or any agent of a candidate present
at the polling station desires that he be first sworn.
(5) The poll clerk shall-
(a) make such entries in the poll book as the pre-
siding officer pursuant to any provision of this.
Ordinance directs; and
(b) enter in the poll book opposite the name of each
voter as soon as the voter's ballot paper has been
deposited in the ballot box, the word Voted "; and
(c) enter in the poll book the word Sworn or
Affirmed opposite the name of each elector, to
whom any oath or affirmation has been administered
indicating the nature of the oath or affirmation; and
(d) enter in the poll book the words Refused to
be sworn or Refused to affirm or Refused to
answer," opposite the name of each elector who has
refused to take an oath or to affirm, when he has
been legally required so to do, or has refused to answer
questions which he has been legally required to answer.







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37. (1) The presiding officer shall keep order at his Who are to
polling station and shall regulate the number of voters to be be admitted
admitted at a time, and shall exclude all other persons polling
except his assistants, the candidates, one agent for each station.
candidate appointed by such candidate in writing in the
form set out as Form No. 33 in the First Schedule, and the
constables on duty.
(2) The agents aforesaid shall be posted in such a Agents, how
place that they can see each person who presents himself to be placed.
as an elector, and hear his name as given in by him, but
so that that they cannot see how any voter votes. They
shall not interfere in the proceedings save in so far as may
be allowed by this Ordinance.
(3) If any person persists, after being warned, in Preservation
disobeying the directions of the presiding officer or in acting of order.
in contravention of this section it shall be lawful for the
presiding officer to cause him to be removed from the
polling station.

38. (1) Each elector shall receive from the presiding General
officer a ballot paper on which such officer has previously moe balot
put his initials so placed as indicated in the form set out
as Form No. 30 in the First Schedule that when the ballot
paper is folded they can be seen without opening it, and on
the counterfoil of which he has placed a number corres-
ponding to the consecutive number on the official list of
electors allotted to the elector and entered in the poll book
opposite the name of such elector.
(2) The presiding officer shall instruct the elector how
to make his mark, and shall properly fold the elector's
ballot paper, directing him to return it, when marked,
folded as shown, but without inquiring or seeing for whom
the elector intends to vote, except when the elector is unable
to vote in the manner prescribed by this Ordinance on
account of blindness or other physical incapacity.
(3) The elector on receiving the ballot paper shall
forthwith enter one of the polling compartments and there
mark his ballot paper by making with a black lead pencil
and not otherwise a cross within the space containing the
name of. the candidate for whom he intends to vote, and
he shall then fold the ballot paper as directed so that the








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initials and the numbers on the counterfoil can be seen
without opening it, and hand the paper to the presiding
officer who shall, without unfolding it, ascertain by examina-
tion of the initials and numbers appearing thereon that it
is the same paper as that delivered to the elector and if the
same he shall forthwith in full view of the voter and all
others present remove the counterfoil and deposit the
ballot in the ballot box. *
(4) An elector who has inadvertently so dealt with the
ballot paper delivered to him that it cannot conveniently
be used shall restore it to the presiding officer who shall
cancel it by writing the word Spoiled across the face
of the same. The presiding officer shall then deliver another
ballot paper to the elector.
(5) Every elector shall vote without undue delay
and shall leave the polling station as soon as his ballot:
paper has been put into the ballot box.
(6) If at the hour of closing of the poll there are any
electors inside the polling station who are qualified to vote
and have not been able to do so since their arrival at the
polling station, the poll shall be kept open a sufficient time to
enable them to vote, but no one not actually present within
the polling station at the hour of closing shall be allowed
to vote.

Questions 39. (1) The presiding officer may, and shall, if requested
which mutan by a candidate or his agent, put to the elector the following
elector, questions:
(a) Are you the same person whose name appears as
A.B. on the list of electors now in force for this polling
station ?
(b) Have you already voted at this election either
here or elsewhere ?
(2) If any person refuses to answer any question
put to him as in this section provided, the presiding officer
shall refuse to give him a ballot paper.
(3) If any person makes a false answer to any such
question he shall be liable, on summary conviction, to
imprisonment for six months.







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40. (1) Subject to all other provisions of this Ordinance Mode of
as to proof of qualification as an elector and as to the taking ballot
administration of oaths, if a person representing himself cases.
to be a particular elector applies for a ballot paper after
another person has voted as such person, he shall be entitled
to receive a ballot paper and to vote after taking the oath
of identity, in the form set out as Form No. 34 in the
First Schedule, and otherwise establishing his identity
to the satisfaction of the presiding officer.
(2) In such case, the presiding officer shall put on
the ballot paper his initials together with a number corres-
ponding to the consecutive number on the official list of
electors allotted to the voter and entered in the poll book
opposite the name of such voter, and the poll clerk shall
enter in the poll book-
(a) the name of such voter;
(b) a note of his having voted on a second ballot
paper issued under the same name;
(c) the fact of the oath of identity having been
required and taken, and the fact of any other oaths
being so required or taken; and
(d) any objections made on behalf of any and of
which of the candidates.
(3) The presiding officer, on the application of any
elector who is incapacitated, from any physical cause other
than blindness, from voting in the manner prescribed
by this Ordinance, shall require the elector making such
application to make oath in the form set out as Form No. 35
in the First Schedule of his incapacity to vote without
assistance, and shall thereafter assist such elector by
marking his ballot paper in the manner directed by such
elector in the presence of the poll clerk and of the sworn
agents of the candidates and of no other person, and
shall place such ballot in the ballot box.
(4) The presiding officer shall either deal with a blind
elector in the same manner as with an otherwise incapaci-
tated elector, or, at the request of any blind elector who has
taken the oath in the form set out as Form No. 36 in the
First Schedule, and is accompanied by a friend who is
an elector in the polling division, shall permit such friend
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and mark the elector's ballot paper for him. No person
shall at any election be allowed to act as the friend of more
than one blind elector.
(5) Any friend who is permitted to mark the ballot
paper of a blind elector as aforesaid shall first be required
to take an oath in the form set out as Form No. 37 in the
First Schedule that he will keep secret the name of the
candidate for whom the ballot of such blind elector is
marked by him, and that he has not already acted as the
friend of a blind elector for the purpose of marking his
ballot paper at the pending election.
(6) Whenever any elector has had his ballot paper
marked as provided in subsection (3), (4) or (5) of this
section, the poll clerk shall enter in the poll book opposite
the elector's name, in addition to any other requisite
entry, the reason why such ballot paper was so marked.
who may 41. (1) Where there is contained in the official list of
vote. electors a name, address and occupation which correspond
so closely with the name, address and occupation of a person
by whom a ballot paper is demanded as to suggest that the
entry in such official list of electors was intended to refer
to him, such person shall, upon taking the oath in the form
set out as Form No. 38 in the First Schedule and complying
in all other respects with the provisions of this Ordinance
be entitled to receive a ballot paper and to vote. In any
such case the name, address and occupation shall be correctly
entered in the poll book and the fact that the oath has been
taken shall be entered in the proper column of the poll
book.
(2) An elector, if required by the presiding officer,
the poll clerk, one of the candidates, or an agent of a
candidate, or by an elector present, shall, before receiving
his ballot paper, take an oath in the form set out as Form
No. 39 in the First Schedule, and if he refuses to take the
same, erasing lines shall be drawn through his name on the
list of electors and in the poll book, if such name has been
entered in the said book, and the words refused to be
sworn shall be written thereafter.
Who may be 42. (1) In addition to the presiding officer and the poll
present. clerk, the candidates and one agent for each candidate in







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each polling station, the constables on duty, and no others,
shall be permitted to remain in the polling station during
the time the poll remains open: Provided that no candidate
and his agent shall be in the same polling station at the same
time for more than five consecutive minutes.
(2) The agent of each candidate, on being admitted
to the polling station, shall take an oath in the form set out
as Form No. 40 in the First Schedule to keep secret the name
of the candidate for whom any of the voters has marked
his ballot paper in his presence.
(3) Agents of candidates may, with the permission
of the presiding officer, absent themselves from and return
to the polling station at any time before one hour previous
to the close of the poll.

43. (1) Forthwith upon the close of the poll, in the Proceedings
presence and in full view of the poll clerk and the candidates after poll.
or their agents, and if the candidates or any of them are
absent, then in the presence of such as are present, and of at
least two electors if none of the candidates is represented,
the presiding officer shall, in the following order,-
(a) count the number of voters whose names appear
in the poll book as having voted and make an entry
thereof on the line immediately below the name of the
voter, who voted last, thus: the number of voters who
voted at this election in this polling station is . ."
(stating the number), and sign his name thereto;
(b) count the spoiled ballot papers, if any, place
them in the special envelope supplied for that purpose
and indicate thereon the number of such spoiled ballot
papers and seal it up;
(c) count the unused ballot papers, place them with"
all the stubs of all used ballot papers in the special
envelope supplied for that purpose and indicate thereon
the number of such unused ballot papers;
(d) check the number of ballot papers supplied by
the returning officer against the number of spoiled
ballot papers, if any, the number of unused ballot
papers and the number of voters whose names appear
in the poll book as having voted, in order to ascertain
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(e) open the ballot box and empty its contents upon
a table;
(f) record and count the number of votes given to
each candidate on the tally sheets supplied, giving
full opportunity to those present to examine each
ballot paper. The poll clerk and not less than two
witnesses shall be supplied with tally sheets upon
which they may keep their own score as each vote is
called out by the presiding officer.
(2) In counting the votes, the presiding officer shall
reject all ballot papers-
(a) which have not been supplied by him; or
(b) which have not been marked for any candidate;
or
(c) on which votes have been given for more than
one candidate; or
(d) upon which there is any writing or mark by
which the voter could be identified, but no ballot paper
shall be rejected on account of any writing, number
or mark placed thereon by any presiding officer.
(3) If, in the course of counting the votes any ballot
paper is found with the counterfoil still attached thereto,
the presiding officer shall (carefully concealing the numbers
thereon from all persons present and without examining
them himself) remove such counterfoil. He shall not reject
the ballot paper merely by reason of his former failure to
remove the counterfoil.
(4) If, in the course of counting the votes the
presiding officer discovers that he has omitted to affix his
initials to any ballot paper, as provided by subsection (1)
of section 38, and as indicated in the form set out as Form
No. 30 in the First Schedule to this Ordinance, he shall,
in the presence of the poll clerk and the agents of the
candidates, affix his initials to such ballot paper and
shall count such ballot paper as if it had been initialled by
him in the first place, provided that he is satisfied that the
ballot paper is one that has been supplied by him and that
such an omission has really been made, also that every ballot
paper supplied to him by the returning officer has been
accounted for, as provided by paragraph (d) of sub-
section (1) of this section.







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(5) Nothing in subsection (2) or subsection (3) or
subsection (4) of this section shall relieve the presiding
officer from any penalty to which he may have become
liable by reason of his having placed any writing, number
or mark, other than his initials, on any ballot paper, or of
his failure to remove the counterfoil at the time of the
casting of the vote -to which it relates or to affix his initials
to any ballot paper before handing it to any elector.
(6) The presiding officer shall keep a record on the
special form printed in the poll book of every objection
made by any candidate, or his agent or any elector present,
to any ballot paper found in the ballot box, and shall decide
every question arising out of the objection. The decision
of the presiding officer shall be final, subject to reversal on
the final count by the returning officer or on petition
questioning the election or return; and every such objection
shall be numbered, and a corresponding number placed
on the back of the ballot paper and initialled by the
presiding officer.
(7) All the ballot papers not rejected by the presiding
officer shall be counted and a list kept of the number of
votes given to each candidate and of the number of rejected
ballot papers. The ballot papers which respectively indicate
the votes given for each candidate shall be put into separate
envelopes; all rejected ballot papers shall be put into a
special envelope and all such envelopes shall be en-
dorsed so as to indicate their contents, and shall be sealed
by the presiding officer, and by such agents or witnesses
present as may desire to seal them or to sign their names
thereon in addition or instead.
(8) The presiding officer and the poll clerk, immedi-
ately after the completion of the counting of the votes,
shall take and subscribe respectively the oaths in the forms
set out as Forms Nos. 41 and 42 in the First Schedule which
shall remain attached to the poll book.
(9) The presiding officer shall make the necessary
number of copies of the statement of the poll in the form set
out as Form No. 43 in the First Schedule, one copy to remain
attached to the poll book, one copy to be retained by the
presiding officer and one copy for the returning officer,
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the purpose, which envelope he shall seal and deliver
personally or transmit to the returning officer.
(10) The poll book, the several envelopes containing
the ballot papers-unused, spoiled, rejected or counted for
each candidate-each lot in its proper envelope, the
envelope containing the official list of electors and other
documents used at the poll shall then be placed in the large"
envelope supplied for the purpose, and this envelope shall
then be sealed and placed in the ballot box. The ballot
box shall then be locked and sealed with the seal of the
presiding officer and forthwith transmitted or delivered
to the returning officer. The returning officer may specially
appoint one or more persons for the purpose of collecting
the ballot boxes from a given number of polling stations and
such person or persons shall, on delivering the ballot boxes
to the returning officer, take the oath in the form set out as
Form No. 44 in the First Schedule.
(11) The presiding officer shall, with the ballot box,
transmit or deliver to the returning officer, in the envelope
provided for that purpose, the key of such ballot box,
the preliminary statement of the poll in the form set out as
Form No. 43 in the First Schedule and the polling station
account furnished him in blank by the returning officer,
having first caused it to be filled in and signed by the
officials of his polling station entitled to fees, and by the
landlord thereof, if any.
(12) The presiding officer shall transmit to the
returning officer-
(a) the ballot box;
(b) the envelope containing the key thereof;
(c) the preliminary statement of the poll; and
(d) the polling station account,
in such manner as the Supervisor of Elections may direct.
(13) If any presiding officer shall omit to enclose
within the ballot box, and in the proper envelopes provided
for that purpose, any of the documents mentioned in this
section, he shall, in addition to any other punishment to
which he may be liable, forfeit all right to payment for his
services as such officer.







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44. Each candidate may appoint one agent to attend the Agents.
preliminary and final counting of the votes by the presiding
Bficer and the returning officer. Such appointment shall
e in writing in the form set out as Form No. 33 in the
'irst Schedule.
PART IVA. Ord.41-1950,
s. 5.
POLICE VOTERS.
44A. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall prepare in Special
provision
elation to each electoral district a Police voters list. relating to
Police Forcc.
(2) There shall be included in the Police voters
ist every person who was serving in the Police Force on
he date of registration and in relation to whom the
supervisorr of Elections is satisfied-
(i) that on the date of registration he was of the
age of twenty-one years or over; and
(ii) that he is not disqualified from voting by
reason of any of the provisions of the Order in Council;
and
(iii) that his name appears upon the list of electors
for some polling division in such electoral district.
(3) The Supervisor of Elections shall cause the
name of any person whose name appears upon the Police
voters list in any electoral district to be deleted from the
list of electors for any polling division.
(4) The Police voters list shall be deemed to form
part of the list of electors for the polling station nearest
to the office of the returning officer.
(5) Every returning officer shall supply a copy
of the Police voters list to each candidate in his electoral
district.
44B. (1) Every person whose name appears upon the Police voters.
Police voters list for any electoral district shall vote if he
vote at all, in accordance with the provisions of the Fifth
Schedule to this Ordinance.
(2) Every person who contravenes the provisions of
subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence
against this section and, on summary conviction thereof,
shall be liable to a fine of one hundred and twenty dollars
or to be imprisoned for three months.







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(3) Every presiding officer who supplies any ballot
papers to any person claiming to be a person whose name
appears upon the Police voters list for the electoral district
in which is comprised the polling station of such presiding
officer, shall be guilty of an offence against this subsection
and, on summary conviction thereof, shall be liable to a
fine of twenty-four dollars or to be imprisoned for one
month.
PART V.
PROCEDURE SUBSEQUENT TO POLLING DAY.
Final 45. (1) The returning officer upon receipt by him of each
counting of
votes, of the ballot boxes, shall take every precaution for its
safekeeping and for preventing any person other than himself
and his election clerk from having access thereto, sealing
it under his own seal so that it cannot be opened without
the seal being broken, but without effacing or covering
any other seals thereto affixed.
4Ord.41-1950, (2) After all the ballot boxes have been received,
s. 6. they shall be opened at the place, date and time specified
in the notice referred to in subsection (2) of section 23 of
this Ordinance for the final count of the votes, and in the
presence of such of the candidates or their representatives
as are present by the returning officer, or, where the same
person is returning officer for more than one electoral
district, by him or the election clerk for the electoral
district concerned, and the returning officer or such election
clerk, as the case may be, shall-
(a) count the votes contained therein cast for each
candidate (allowing the candidates and their represen-
tatives to see such votes) and determine whether any
of the votes so cast should be rejected;
(b) count the votes rejected by the presiding officer
(allowing the candidates and their representatives to
see such votes) and determine whether any of such
votes should be regarded as having been validly cast for
any, and if so for which candidate;
(c) add up the total number of votes (including
any votes rejected by the presiding officer but which
he thinks should not have been so rejected) cast for
each candidate;
(d) make and sign any necessary amendments to the
statement of the poll.







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(3) The provisions of subsection (2) of section 43
;hall apply to the returning officer or election clerk, as the
:ase may be, as they apply to the presiding officer except
that paragraph (a) of that subsection shall take effect as
if there were substituted for the word him the words
' the presiding officer."
(4) The provisions of subsection (6) of section 43 shall
apply to the returning officer or election clerk, as the case
may be, as they apply to the presiding officer except
that for references in the subsection to the presiding officer
there shall be substituted references to the returning
officer or election clerk, as the case may be, and that the
words the final count by the returning officer or shall
be deemed to be omitted from the subsection.
(5) The provisions of subsection (7) of section 43
shall apply to the returning officer or election clerk, as
the case may be, as they apply to the presiding officer
except-
(a) that the words returning officer or election
clerk, as the case may be, shall be deemed to be sub-
stituted for the words presiding officer "; and
(b) that the documents referred to in that subsection
shall be replaced in the envelopes from which they
were removed by the returning officer or election clerk,
as the case may be, and such envelopes shall be
fastened by a sheet of paper being pasted over the
opening thereof.
(6) If at the final count of the votes none of the
candidates or their representatives are present, it shall be
the duty of the returning officer or election clerk, as the
case may be, to secure the presence of at least two electors
who shall remain in attendance until such final count of
the votes has been completed.
(7) The candidate who, on such final count of the
votes, is found to have the largest number of votes, shall
then be declared elected in writing and a copy of such
declaration shall be forthwith delivered to each candidate
or his agent, if present at the final count of the votes, or,
if any candidate is neither present nor represented threat,
shall be forthwith transmitted to such candidate by
registered post.







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(8) Whenever on such final count of votes, an
equality of votes is found to exist between any two or more
candidates and an additional vote would entitle one of
such candidates to be declared elected, the returning
officer or election clerk, as the case may be, if he is an
elector of the electoral district for which the election is held,
may give such additional vote; but the returning officer
shall not in any other case be entitled to vote at an election
for which he is the returning officer.

Provisions 46. (1) If the ballot boxes are not returned to the
applicable
where returning officer by the time specified in the notice referred
ballot boxes to in subsection (2) of section 23, the returning officer
not returned. shall adjourn the proceedings to a subsequent day, which
shall not be more than a week later than polling day.
(2) In case the statement of the poll cannot be
found and the number of votes polled for the several
candidates cannot be ascertained, or if, for any other cause,.
the returning officer cannot, at the day and hour appointed
by him for that purpose, ascertain the exact number of
votes given for each candidate, he may thereupon adjourn to
a future day and hour the final count of the votes given for
each candidate, not being more than seventy-two hours
after the time specified in the notice referred to in sub-
section (2) of section 23.
(3) At the time to which the proceedings are
adjourned in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2)
of this section, the returning officer shall ascertain by such
evidence as he is able to obtain the total number of votes
cast for each candidate and shall declare elected the
candidate appearing to him to have the largest number of
votes.
(4) For the purposes of this section, the returning
officer shall have all the powers of and be deemed to be
a commissioner appointed under the Commissions of
Enquiry Ordinance and the provisions of section 12 of the
said Ordinance shall apply to all persons required by the
returning officer to give evidence or to produce any
documents before him as they apply to persons summoned
to attend and give evidence or to produce documents
before a commission of enquiry under the said Ordinance.







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47. The returning officer shall, as soon as he shall have Declaratio
ascertained the result of the poll, forthwith publicly declare of the poll.
the same and announce the candidate to whom most votes
have been given to be elected as the member for the electoral
district.

48. (1) The returning officer upon the seventh day next Election
following that upon which he has made the final count of or return.
ascertained the number of votes given for each candidate,
shall deliver personally or transmit by registered post to
the Supervisor of Elections-
(a) the writ with his return in the form set out as
Form No. 45 in the First Schedule endorsed thereon
that the candidate having the majority of votes has
been elected;
(b) a report of his proceedings in the form prescribed
by the Supervisor of Elections;
(c) the recapitulation sheets in the form prescribed
by the Supervisor of Elections, showing the number of
votes cast for each candidate at each polling station,
and making such observations as the returning officer
may think proper as to the state of the election papers
as received from his presiding officers;
(d) the statements of the polls;
(e) the reserve supply of undistributed blank ballot
papers;
(f) the enumerators' record books;
(g) the returns from the various polling stations
enclosed in sealed envelopes, as prescribed by this
Ordinance, and containing the poll book used at the
poll, a packet containing the stubs and unused ballot
papers, packets containing the ballot papers cast
for the several candidates, a packet containing the
spoiled ballot papers, a packet containing the rejected
ballot papers and a packet containing the official lists of
electors used at the poll, and the written appointments
of candidates' agents; and
(h) all other documents used for the election.
(2) The returning officer shall forward to each of the
candidates a duplicate or copy of the return to the writ made
by him.
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(3) A premature return shall be deemed not to have
reached the Supervisor of Elections until the same should
have reached him in due course, and he shall, if circum-
stances so require, send back such return and any or all
election documents connected therewith to the returning
officer for completion or correction.
(4) The Supervisor of Elections shall, on receiving
the return of any member elected to serve in the Legislative
Council, enter it, in the order in which such return is
received by him, in a book to be kept by him for such
purpose and thereupon immediately give notice in the
Royal Gazette of the name of the candidate so elected and
in the order in which it was received.
(5) The Supervisor of Elections shall, immediately
after each general election, cause to be printed a report
giving, by polling divisions, the number of votes polled
for each candidate, the number of rejected ballots, the
number of names on the lists of electors, together with
any other information that he may deem fit to include;
and shall also, at the end of each year, cause to be printed
a similar report on the bye-elections held during the year.
Penalty for 49. If any returning officer wilfully delays, neglects or
delay, r refuses duly to return any person who ought to be returned
neglect or
refusal of to serve in the Legislative Council for any electoral district,
returning and if it has been determined on the hearing of an election
officer to
return petition respecting the election for such district that such
elected person was entitled to have been returned, the returning
candidate. officer who has so wilfully, delayed, neglected or refused
duly to make such return of his election shall forfeit
to the person aggrieved the sum of two thousand five
hundred dollars and costs in addition to all damages
sustained.
Power of 50. If in the case mentioned in subsection (8) of section 45
elect in event the returning officer is not an elector, or if, being an elector
of equality he declines to vote, he shall make a special return of the
of votes. result of the election, and the Legislative Council shall have
the right by resolution to choose one of such candidates
to be the member for that electoral district.
custody of 51. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall keep the election
documents documents referred to in subsection (1) of section 48 in
by Super- safe custody and shall allow no person to have access to
visor of
Elections.







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them: Provided that if an election petition has been
presented questioning the validity of any election or
return, the said Supervisor shall, on the order of a Judge of
the Supreme Court, deliver to the Registrar of the Supreme
Court the documents relating to the election that is in
dispute: Provided also that after the expiration of twelve
months from the day of any election it shall be lawful for
the Supervisor of Elections to cause the said documents
used at such election to be burnt.
(2) No such election documents in the custody of
the Supervisor of Elections shall be inspected or produced
except under the order of a Judge of the Supreme Court;
and an order under this subsection may be made by any
such Judge on his being satisfied by evidence on oath
that the inspection or production of such election documents
is required for the purpose of instituting or maintaining
a prosecution for an offence in relation to an election, or
for the purpose of a petition which has been filed questioning
an election or return.
(3) Any such order for the inspection or production
of election documents may be made subject to such
conditions as to persons, time, place and mode of inspection
or production as the Judge deems expedient.
(4) All other reports or statements received from
election officers, all instructions issued by the Supervisor
of Elections pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance,
all decisions or rulings by him upon points arising there-
under, and all correspondence with election officers or
others in relation to any election shall be public records,
and may be inspected by any person upon request during
business hours.
(5) Any person may take extracts therefrom and
shall be entitled to certified copies of the papers relating
to any subject upon payment for the preparation of such
certified copies at the prescribed rate.
(6) Any such copies purporting to be certified by
the Supervisor of Elections under his hand shall be receivable
in evidence without further proof thereof.

52. (1) Forthwith upon making the return to the writ Custody of
in accordance with the provisions of section 48, the returning ballot boxes.
officer shall cause the ballot boxes used threat, with
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their locks and keys, to be deposited in the custody of the
member of the Police Force in charge of a police station in
the electoral district.
(2) Upon delivery to him of such ballot boxes,
locks and keys, the custodian shall issue his receipt and
shall at the next ensuing election, upon request, deliver
the said ballot boxes, locks and keys to the returning
officer to whom the writ is directed, taking such returning
officer's receipt.

Presentation 53. (1) The following provisions shall apply with respect
of election
petition and to the presentation of an election petition-
security for (a) the petition shall be presented within twenty-
one days after the return made by the returning officer
of the member to whose election the petition relates,
unless it concerns the return of election upon an
allegation of corrupt practices and specifically alleges
a payment of money or other reward to have been made
by any member, or on his account, or with his privity,
since the time of such return, in pursuance or in
furtherance of such corrupt practices, in which case
the petition may be presented at any time within
twenty-eight days after the date of such payment;
(b) at the time of the presentation of the petition,
or within three days afterwards, security for the
payment of all costs, charges and expenses that may
become payable by the petitioner-
(i) to any person summoned as a witness on his
behalf, or
(ii) to the member whose election or return is
complained of, or to any other person named
as a respondent in the petition,
shall be given on behalf of the petitioner;
(c) the security shall be to an amount of twelve
hundred dollars and shall be given by recognisance
to be entered into by any number of sureties not
exceeding four approved by the Registrar of the
Supreme Court, or by deposit of money in the Supreme
Court, or partly in one way and partly in the other.
(2) Rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of the
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security and the practice and procedure for the service
and hearing of election petitions and matters incidental
thereto, may be made in like manner as rules may be made
under and for the purpose of the Judicature Ordinance.

PART VI.
ELECTION OFFENCES.
54. (1) No intoxicating liquor shall be sold, offered for Intoxicating
sale, or given away, at any premises situate in any electoral liquor not to
district in which an election is being held and to which given on
a licence issued under the Liquor Licences Ordinance polling day.
applies, at any time between the opening and the closing s. 11.
of the poll on polling day.
(2) No intoxicating liquor shall be supplied to any
person at any premises situate in any electoral district in
which an election is being held and to which a licence
issued under the Registration of Clubs Ordinance applies,
at any time between the opening and the closing of the
poll on polling day.
(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions
of either of the two last preceding subsections shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of five hundred
dollars or to imprisonment for six months.
(4) In this section, intoxicating liquor has the
same meaning as is assigned to the expression in the
Registration of Clubs Ordinance.

55. (1) Every employer shall, on polling day, allow to Employers
every elector in his employ the prescribed period for voting, employees
and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or prescribed
other remuneraton of any such elector or impose upon or pei for
exact from him any penalty by reason of his absence during
such period.
(2) This section shall extend to the employees of
the Trinidad Government Railway except such as are
actually engaged in the running of trains and to whom such
time cannot be allowed without interfering with the
manning of the trains; and the General Manager of
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(3) Any employer who, directly or indirectly, refuses,.
or by intimidation, undue influence, or in any other way,
interferes with the granting to any elector in his employ, of
the prescribed period for voting, as in this section provided,
shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine of five
hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months.

Offences by 56. Every election officer who-
election
officers. (a) makes, in any record, return or other
document which he is required to keep or make.
under this Ordinance, any entry which he knows
or has reasonable cause to believe to be false,.
or does not believe to be true; or
(b) permits any person whom he knows or has
reasonable cause to believe not to be a blind
person or an incapacitated person to vote in the
manner provided for blind persons or incapacitated
persons, as the case may be; or
(c) refuses to permit any person whom he knows-
or has reasonable cause to believe to be a blind
person or an incapacitated person to vote in the
manner provided for blind persons or incapacitated
persons, as the case may be; or
(d) wilfully prevents any person from voting
at the polling station at which he knows or has
reasonable cause to believe such person is entitled
to vote; or
(e) wilfully rejects or refuses to count any ballot
paper which he knows or has reasonable cause to
believe is validly cast for any candidate in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance;
or
(f) wilfully counts any ballot paper as being
cast for any candidate, which he knows or has
reasonable cause to believe was not validly cast
for such candidate,

shall be guilty of an offence against this section and, on
conviction on indictment, shall be liable to be imprisoned
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57. (1) No person shall furnish or supply any loud Loud
speakers,
speaker, bunting, ensign, banner, standard, or set of ensigns,
colours, or any other flag, to any person with intent that it banners, etc
prohibited on
shall be carried, worn or used on motor cars, trucks or polling day.
other vehicles, as political propaganda, on polling day,
and no person shall, with any such intent, carry, wear
or use, on motor cars, trucks or other vehicles, any such
loud speaker, bunting, ensign, banner, standard or set of
colours, or any other flag, on polling day.
(2) No person shall furnish or supply any flag, Flags,
ribbon, label or like favour to or for any person with intent favors not
that it be worn or used by any person within any electoral to be
district on polling day, as a party badge to distinguish nshed or
the wearer as the. supporter of any candidate, or of the
political or other opinions entertained or supposed to be
entertained by such candidate; and no person shall use or
wear any flag, ribbon, label, or other favour, as such badge,
within any electoral district on polling day.
(3) Nothing contained in either of the preceding
subsections of this section shall be deemed to extend to the
.furnishing or supplying of any banner bearing only the
name of any candidate or only such name preceded by the
words Vote for," or of any rosette or of any favour
bearing the symbol allotted to any candidate or to the use
of any such banner on any vehicle or of any such rosette
or favour.
(4) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions Penalty.
of this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a
fine of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one
year.

57A. The following persons shall be deemed guilty of bribery.
bribery within the meaning of this Ordinance- Ord.30-1950,
(1) Every person who, directly or indirectly, by s. 12.
himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives,
lends, or agrees to give or lend, or offers, promises,
or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure
any money or valuable consideration to or for any
elector, or to or for any person on behalf of any elector,
or to or for any other person in order to induce any
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does any such act as aforesaid on account of any
elector having voted or refrained from voting at any
election.
(2) Every person who, directly or indirectly, by
himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives or
procures, or agrees to give or procure, or offers, promises,
or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure,
any office, place or employment to or for any elector,
or to or for any person on behalf of any elector, or
to or for any other person in order to induce such
elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly
does any such act as aforesaid on account of any
elector having voted or refrained from voting at any
election.
(3) Every person who, directly or indirectly, by
himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes
any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement as aforesaid to or for any person, in order
to induce such person to procure, or endeavour to
procure, the return of any person as an elected member
of the Legislative Council, or the vote of any elector
at any election.
(4) Every person who, upon or in consequence of
any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement, procures or engages, promises or endeavours
to procure the return of any person as an elected
member of the Legislative Council or the vote of any
elector at any election.
(5) Every person who advances or pays, or causes
to be paid, any money to or to the use of any other
person with the intent that such money, or any
part thereof, shall be expended in bribery at any
election, or who knowingly pays or causes to be paid,
any money to any person in discharge or repayment
of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery
at any such election.
(6) Every elector who, before or during any election,
directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other
person in his behalf, receives, agrees, or contracts for
any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration,
office, place, or employment for himself or for any
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refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting at any
election.
(7) Every person who, after an election, directly or
indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his
behalf, receives any money or valuable consideration
on account of any person having voted or refrained
from voting, or having induced any other person
to vote or refrain from voting at any such election.
(8) The foregoing provisions of this section shall not Ord.42-1950.
extend or be construed to extend to any money paid
or agreed to be paid for or on account of any legal
expenses incurred in good faith at or concerning an
election.
(9) For the purposes of this section legal expenses "
includes-
(a) the payment of the agents, clerks, can-
vassers and messengers of candidates;
(b) payments made for the purpose of hiring
vehicles for the conveyance of electors to or from
a polling station;
(c) payments made for the use of any premises
for a public meeting in furtherance of the
candidature of any person or for the use of any
committee room or office for the purpose of
promoting or procuring the election of a candidate;
(d) payments made in respect of postage,
stationery, printing, advertising, the distribution
of advertising material and the use of any public
address system.
57B. The following persons shall be deemed guilty of Definition
treating within the meaning of this Ordinance-
(1) Every person who corruptly, by himself or
by any other person, either before, during or after
an election, directly or indirectly, gives, or provides
or pays wholly or in part the expense of giving or
providing any food, drink, entertainment, or provision
to or for any person for the purpose of corruptly
influencing that person, or any other person, to vote
or to refrain from voting at such election, or on account
of such person or any other person having voted or
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(2) Every voter who corruptly accepts or takes
any such food, drink, entertainment, or provision.
Definition 57c. Every person who, directly or indirectly, by himself
of undue
influence,. or by any other person on his behalf, makes use of or
threatens to make use of, any force, violence, or restraint,
or inflicts or threatens to inflict, by himself or by any other
person, any temporal or spiritual injury, damage, harm,
or loss upon or against any person, in order to induce or
compel such person to vote or refrain from voting or on
account of such person having voted or refrained from
voting at any election, or who by abduction, duress, or
any fraudulent contrivance, impedes or prevents the free
exercise of the franchise of any elector, or thereby compels,.
induces, or prevails upon any elector either to give or
refrain from giving his vote at any election, shall be guilty
of undue influence within the meaning of this Ordinance.
Definition of 57D. Every person who at an election applies for a
personation. ballot paper in the name of another person, whether that
name be the name of a person living or dead, or of a fictitious
person, or who, having voted once at any election, applies
at the same election for a ballot paper in his own name, shall
be guilty of personation within the meaning of this
Ordinance.
Penalty for 57E. Every person who is guilty of bribery, treating
bribery,
treating or or undue influence, under the provisions of this Ordinance
undue shall, on summary conviction thereof, be liable to imprison-
ment for six months or to a fine of four hundred and
eighty dollars.
Penalty for 57F. Every person who is guilty of personation, or of
personation, aiding, abetting, counselling, or procuring the commission
of the offence of personation, shall, on conviction thereof
on indictment be liable to imprisonment for two years.
Disqualifica- 57G. Every person who is convicted of bribery, treating,
tion for
bribery, etc. undue influence, or personation, or of aiding, counselling
or procuring the commission of the offence of personation
shall (in addition to any other punishment) be incapable
during a period of seven years from the date of con-
viction-
(a) of being registered as an elector, or votingeat
any election of a member of the Legislative Council;
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Council or if elected before his conviction, of retaining
his seat as such member.

57H. (1) Every person who-
(a) votes, or induces or procures any person to
vote, at any election, knowing that he or such other
person is prohibited by the Order in Council or this
Ordinance or by any law, from voting at such election;
(b) before or during an election knowingly publishes
a false statement of the withdrawal of a candidate
at such election for the purpose of promoting or
procuring the election of another candidate;
(c) between the date of notification by the Colonial
Secretary of the issue by the Governor of a writ for
purposes of an election and the day after polling at
such election, whether in a general election or in a
bye-election, acts in a disorderly manner, with intent
to prevent the transaction of the business of a public
meeting called for the purpose of promoting the
election of a candidate as a member to serve in the
Legislative Council,
shall be guilty of an illegal practice, and shall, on summary
conviction thereof, be liable to a fine of four hundred
and eighty dollars and be incapable, during a period of
five years from the date of conviction, of being registered
as an elector, or voting at any election.


Penalty for
certain illegal
practices at
elections.


(2) Every person who, between the date of notifica-
tion by the Colonial Secretary of the issue by the Governor
of a writ for purposes of an election and the day after
polling at such election, whether in a general election or in
a bye-election, incites, combines or conspires with others
to act in a disorderly manner with intent to prevent the
transaction of the business of a public meeting called for
the purpose of promoting the election of a candidate as a
member to serve in the Legislative Council, shall be guilty
of an illegal practice and shall, on conviction on indictment
thereof, be liable to imprisonment for two years, and be
incapable, during a period of five years from the date of
conviction, of being registered as an elector, or voting
at any election.
(3) Any person who, before or during any election, Ord.41-1950,
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at such election, makes or publishes any false statement of
of fact in relation to the personal character or conduct
of such candidate shall be guilty of an illegal practice and
shall on summary conviction thereof be liable to a fine
of four hundred and eighty dollars.

571. Every person who-
(a) forges or counterfeits, or fraudulently defaces
or destroys, any ballot paper; or
(b) without due authority supplies a ballot paper
to any person; or
(c) fraudulently puts into any ballot box any
paper other than the ballot paper which he is authorised
by law to put in; or
(d) fraudulently takes out of the polling station
any ballot paper; or
(e) without due authority destroys, takes, opens, or
otherwise interferes with any ballot box or packet of
ballot papers then in use for the purposes of any
election; or
(f) not being duly registered as an elector, votes
at an election,
shall be liable, on summary conviction, if he is returning
officer or presiding officer, or clerk employed at a polling
station, to imprisonment for one year or to a fine of four
hundred and eighty dollars, and, if he is any other person,
to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of two hundred
and forty dollars.


In any information or prosecution for an offence in
relation to the ballot boxes, ballot papers, and other things
in use at an election, the property in such ballot boxes,
ballot papers, or things may be stated to be in the returning
officer at such election.
Infringement 57j. Every officer, clerk and agent, in attendance at a
of secrecy. polling station shall maintain and aid in maintaining the
secrecy of the voting in such station, and shall not com-
municate except for some purpose authorised by law,
before the poll is closed, to any person any information
as to the name or number on the list of electors of any elector
who has or has not applied for a ballot paper or voted at
that station, and no person shall interfere with or attempt to


Offences in
respect of
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interfere with an elector when marking his vote or otherwise
attempt to obtain in the polling station any information
as to the candidate for whom any elector in such station is
about to vote or has voted.
(2) Every officer, clerk and agent in attendance
at the counting of the votes shall maintain and aid in
maintaining the secrecy of the voting and shall not attempt
to communicate any information obtained at such counting
as to the candidate or candidates for whom any vote is
given in any particular ballot paper.
(3) No person shall, directly or indirectly, induce
any voter to display his ballot paper after he has marked
it so as to make known to any person the name of the
candidate or candidates for whom or against whose name
he has so marked his vote.
(4) Every person who acts in contravention of
any of the provisions of this section shall be liable, on
summary conviction, to imprisonment for six months or to
a fine of two hundred and forty dollars.

57K. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) Maintenance
of this section during the hours when the poll is open upon at polling
election day no persons shall assemble or congregate within stations.
one hundred yards of any building in which is situate any Ord.41-1950,
polling station.. .
(2) This section shall not apply-
(a) to any electors who are waiting to poll their
votes at such polling station and who obey any
instructions which may be given by the presiding
officer or any constable for the purpose of forming a
queue with other electors also so waiting; or
(b) to any person who may under the provisions
of this Ordinance lawfully enter or remain in such
polling station.
(3) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply
with any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of
an offence against this section and shall be liable on
summary conviction thereof to a fine of two hundred and
forty dollars or to imprisonment for six months or to both
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Influencing 57L. (1) During the hours that the poll is open upon
of electors election day no person shall upon any public road or in
to vote for
any candi- any public place within one hundred yards of any building
date. in which a polling station if situate seek to influence any
elector to vote for any candidate or to ascertain for what
candidate any elector intends to vote or has voted.
(2) Every person who contravenes any of the
provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty
of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction
thereof to a fine of two hundred and forty dollars or to
imprisonment for six months or to both such fine and such
imprisonment.
.-rd.41-1950, PART VIA.
s. 9.
ELECTION PETITIONS.
Petitions 57M. A petition complaining of an undue return or undue
againsted election of a member of the Legislative Council, in this
elections. Ordinance called an election petition, may be presented
to the Supreme Court by any one or more of the following
persons, that is to say-
(1) some person who voted or had a right to vote
at the election to which the petition relates;
(2) some person claiming to have had a right to be
returned at such election;
(3) some person alleging himself to have been a
candidate at such election.
Trial of 57N. Every election petition shall be tried before the
petitions. Supreme Court in the same manner as a suit commenced
Decision of by a writ of summons. At the conclusion of the trial, the
judge final. Judge shall determine whether the member of Council whose
return or election is complained of or any and what other
person was duly returned or elected, or whether the election
was void, and shall certify such determination to the
Governor, and, upon such certificate being given, such
determination shall be final; and the return shall be con-
firmed or altered, or a writ for a new election shall be
issued, as the case may require, in accordance with such
determination.
Powers of 570. At the trial of an election petition the Judge shall,
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Proclamation to be made by the Governor, have the same
powers, jurisdiction and authority, and witnesses shall be
subpoenaed and sworn in the same manner, as nearly
as circumstances will admit, as in a trial of a civil action
in the Supreme Court, and shall be subject to the same
penalties for perjury.

PART VII.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
58. No person who has voted at an election shall, in any No obliga-
legal proceedings to question the election or return, be to discloter
required to state for whom he voted. vote.

59. At any election a person shall not be entitled to vote Conclusive-
unless his name is on the list of electors for the time being esslec st o
in force by virtue of this Ordinance, and every person whose
name is on such list of electors shall, subject to the pro-
visions of this Ordinance, be entitled to demand and
receive a ballot paper and to vote: Provided that nothing
in this section shall entitle any person to vote who is
prohibited from voting by any Ordinance, or relieve such
person from any penalties to which he may be liable for
voting.

60. A candidate may himself undertake the duties which Candidate
any agent of his if appointed might have undertaken, or aersact ion
may assist his agent in the performance of such duties and
may, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, be present
at any place at which his agent may, in pursuance of this
Ordinance, attend, except when an open vote is being cast.

61. The name and address of the agent of a candidate Name and
appointed to attend the final counting of the votes shall address of
be transmitted to the returning officer one clear day at the
least before the opening of the poll; and the returning
officer may refuse to admit to the place where the votes
are counted any agent whose name and address has not
been so transmitted, notwithstanding that his appointment
may be otherwise valid.

62. Where in this Ordinance any expressions are used Absence of
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is to be done in the presence of the agents of the candidates,
such expressions shall be deemed to refer to the presence of
such agents of the candidates as may be authorised to attend,
and as have in fact attended, at the time and place where
such act or thing is being done, and the non-attendance of
any agents or agent at such time and place shall not, if
such act or thing be otherwise duly done, in anywise
invalidate the act or thing done.

63. This Ordinance shall apply in respect of all elections
held under the authority of the Order in Council.

64. The Governor in Council may make regulations
generally for giving effect to the provisions of this Ordinance
and without prejudice to such general power may make
regulations-
(a) prescribing the remuneration and travelling
allowances to be paid to election officers;
(b) prescribing the duties of the returning officers
and the procedure to be followed in the performance of
those duties;


(c) prescribing the symbols to be used on every
ballot paper and the mode of allocation of such symbols
to candidates;
(d) adding to, rescinding, varying or amending any
of the forms or rules contained in the First or Second
Schedules to this Ordinance;
(e) prescribing the number of copies of the lists of
electors to be printed and the persons to whom and the
terms upon which such lists shall be distributed;
(f) prescribing the period during which every
employer shall permit his employees to be absent
from work for the purpose of recording their votes;
(g) prescribing the charges for certified copies of any
documents referred to in this Ordinance;
(h) prescribing penalties for the breach of any of the
regulations made hereunder.
Expenses of 65. All expenses properly incurred by, and all remunera-
elections. tion and travelling allowances payable to, election officers,
shall be defrayed out of general revenue.


Application
of Ordinance
to all
elections held
under the
authority of
the Order
in Council.
Ord.30-1950,
s. 14.
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66. (1) In reckoning time for the purposes of this Computation
Ordinance, Sunday shall be included but Christmas Day, of time.
Good Friday and any public holiday, shall be excluded.
(2) Where anything required by this Ordinance or
any rules thereunder to be done on any day falls to be done
on a Sunday or on any such excluded day, that thing may
be done on the next day, not being one of such excluded
days.

67. (1) No elector who has refused to take any oath or Refusal of
affirmation or to answer any question, as required by this te oath or
Ordinance, shall receive a ballot paper or be admitted to affirmation
vote or be again admitted to the polling station. questions.
(2) Whenever the presiding officer does not under- Interpreters.
stand the language spoken by any elector, he shall appoint
and swear an interpreter who shall be the means of com-
munication between him and the elector with reference
to all matters required to enable such elector to vote, and
in case no interpreter is found, such elector shall not be
allowed to vote.


FIRST SCHEDULE.
FORM No. I. (Section 17.)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Writ of Election.
By His Excellency
Governor and Commander-in-Chief
in and over the Colony of Trinidad
and Tobago.
Governor.
TO THE RETURNING OFFICER
OF THE ELECTOiAL DISTRICT OF
Whereas by subsection (1) of section 17 of the Legislative Council (Elections)
Ordinance it is provided that for the purposes of every general election of members
of the Legislative Council, and for the purposes of the election of members to supply
vacancies caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, the Governor shall issue writs
under the Public Seal of the Colony, addressed to the Returning Officers of the
respective electoral districts for which members are to be returned:
And Whereas I think it expedient that writs should be issued for the election
of members to serve in the Legislative Council:
t And Whereas the seat of the Elected Member for the Electoral District of
has become vacant in consequence of
To be included in a writ for a general election.
t To be included in a writ for a bye-election.
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Now, therefore, I, Governor as aforesaid, do hereby require that, notice
of the time and place fixed for the nomination of candidates having been first duly
given as required by law, you do on the day of at in the
said Electoral District, cause election to be made according to law of a member to
serve in the Legislative Council of the Colony for the said Electoral District and
that, if necessary, you do cause, a poll to be taken on the day of
19 and that you do cause the name of such member when so elected to be certified
to me not later than the
Given under my Hand and the Seal
of the Colony this day
of


Rule 1. FoRM No. 2.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Preliminary List of Electors.
Electoral District of Polling Division No.
Comprising the Area
The following names have been enumerated during a recent house-to-house
visitation in the above mentioned polling division by the enumerator.
Any notice of correction, or addition, or objection to this list must be sent to the
registration officer not later than the day of 19

Consecutive Location of Name of Elector Occupa- Postal
Number Residence. (Family name first.) tion. Address.






On the last page of each separate copy of the list prepared, the enumerator will
endorse a certificate according to Form No. 8.



FORM No. 3.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Preliminary List of Electors.
Electoral District of Polling Division No.
Comprising the area
The following names have been enumerated during a recent house-to-house
visitation in the above mentioned polling division by the enumerator.
Any notice of correction, or addition, or objection to this list must be sent to
the registration officer not later than the day of 19

Name of Street and Name of Elector Consecutive
Street Number. (Family name first.) Occupation. Number.






On the last page of each separate copy of the list prepared, the enumerator will
endorse a certificate according to Form No. 8.










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FORM No. 4 Rule 3.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Appointment of an Enumerator.
To whose occupation is and whose address is
In pursuance of the provisions of the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance,
I, the undersigned, in' my capacity as registration officer fqr the electoral district
of do hereby appoint you to be enumerator for polling division
No. in the said electoral district to prepare a list of electors qualified
to vote in the said polling division in accordance with the provisions of the said
Ordinance.
Given under my hand at this day of 19
Registration Officer.
(Perforate)

FORM No. 5. Rule 6.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of an Enumerator.
I, the undersigned appointed enumerator for polling division No.
in the electoral district of do solemnly swear that I will act faithfully in
my said capacity of enumerator, without partiality, fear, favour or affection, and in
every respect according to law.
So HELP ME GOD.
Enumerator.
CERTIFICATE OF THE ENUMERATOR HAVING TAKEN THE OATH OF OFFICE.
1, the undersigned, do hereby certify that on the day of 19
the enumerator above named made and subscribed before me the above set forth
oath.
In testimony whereof I have issued this certificate under my hand.
Registration Officer
(as the case may be).


FORM No. 6. Rule 7.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Registration Notice.
Take notice that-
(a) the boundaries of Polling Division No. of the Electoral District G.N. 134-
of are as follows:- 1950.
(b) the enumeration of all qualified persons will begin on the day
of 19 and will be completed on the day of 19
(c) the Enumerator for the above Polling Division is: r --
(d) every person not disqualified on any of the grounds set out in the next
paragraph of this notice is qualified to be registered'as an elector in any Electoral
District if he or she-
(1) is a British subject of the age of 21 years or upwards; and
(2) has resided in the Colony for a period of at-iast two years immediately
before the date f registration or is dbmlciled:i! the Colony and is resident
therein at that date; and -
(3) has resided in the Electoral District in~ icih he or she claims to be
registered for a period of at least six months iinmediately before the date of
registration.

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(e) no person shall be entitled to be registered as an elector in any Electoral
District who--
(1) has been sentenced by a court in any Commonwealth country
to death or to imprisonment (by whatever name called) for a term exceeding
twelve months, and has not either suffered the punishment to which he or
she was sentenced or such other punishment as may by competent authority
have been substituted therefore or received a free pardon; or
(2) is a person adjudged to be of unsound mind or detained as a criminal
lunatic under any law in force in the Colony; or *
(3) is disqualified for registration as an elector by any law for the time
being in force in the Colony relating to offences connected with elections.
(f) the preliminary list of qualified persons for the above Polling Division will
be posted up in this Polling Division for a period of twelve days beginning on
the day of 19
Registration Of(ficer.
Datv


RuleS. l'oRMi No. 7.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDI)1NANCE.

Index Book.
Electoral District of
Poling Division No.
[l1usert name of poll ng dii.ision, if any\
Comprising
[.Inscrt the description of the boundaries of the polling division.

Consecutive Name
Number. (Family name first) Occupation. Postal Ad.dress. Remarks.
















Rule 14. FORM No. 8.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Certificate of Enumerator.
I, Enumerator for Polling Division No. of the Electoral
District of certify that the above is a true copy of the preliminary list
for the said Polling Division.
Dated this day of 19

Enumerator.









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FORM No. 9. Rule 16.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Enumerator upon Completion of His Work.
I, the undersigned enumerator appointed to prepare the preliminary list of
electors for polling division No. of the electoral district of do
solemnly swear that it contains as complete and as correct a list of the qualified
electors as I have been able to prepare for the above mentioned polling division,
and that I have performed all my duties according to all instructions, rules and
regulations.
So HELP ME GoD.
Sworn before me at
ilis (lay of 19
Registration Officer. Enumerator.

FORM No. 10. Rule 19.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Claim.
To the registration officer for the electoral district of
Fake notice that I [Name of claimant], of 'Place of residence].
[Occupation], am qualified for inclusion in the preliminary list for polling
dix vision No. of the above electoral district of and that my name,
address and occupation have been (omitted from) (wrongly stated in) such list
and that 1 hereby claim that such list be amended (by the insertion of my name,
address and occupation therein) (by the correction of the particulars therein
relating to my name, address and occupation).
[Strike out bracketed words not applicable.]
Signature of Claimant.
Witness.
NOTE.-This form need not be witnessed unless the claimant instead of signing
makes his mark.
[Other Side.]
(FORM No. 10.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
To the Registration Officer of the Electoral District of [Address of Waraen's
Office.

FORM No. 11. Rules 20, 21.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE
Notice of Objection.
To the registration officer for the electoral district of
Take Notice that I, [Name of objector], [Occupation], of
[Postal address of objector] am qualified for inclusion in the list of electors for polling
division No. of the above electoral district, and am so included:
And that I object to the inclusion therein of [Enter name, occupation and
address of person objected to], on the ground that such person is disqualified for
inclusion therein by reason of
Witness. Signature.
NOTE.-This form need not be witnessed unless the objector instead of signing
makes his mark.
[To be printed on back of Form.]
(FORM No. 11.) Registered.
Notice of Objection.
To the Registration Officer for the Electoral District of at Address
of Registration Officer.]
'This card to be posted or left at the nearest Warden's Office.]









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Rules 20, 21. FORM No. 11.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Objection.
To the registration officer for the electoral district of
Take Notice that I [Name of Objector], [Occupation], of
[Postal address of objector], am qualified for inclusion in the list of electors for polling
division No. of the above electoral district, and am so included:
And that I object to the inclusion therein of [Enter name, occupation and
address of person objected to], on the ground that such person is disqualified for
inclusion therein by reason of
Witness. Signature.
NOTE.-This form need not be witnessed unless the objector instead of signing
makes his mark.
[To be printed on back of Form.]
(FORM No. 11.) Registered.

Notice of Objection.
(This is to be sent to persons objected to)
[Name and address of persons objected to]
[This card is to be sent by registered post.]


Rule 18. FORM No. 12.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Revision Notice.
Take notice that-
(a) the boundaries of polling division No. of the electoral district
of are as follows:-
(b) the preliminary list of qualified persons for the above polling division will be
revised on the day of at at o'clock.
(c) any qualified person whose name, address or occupation has been omitted
from or incorrectly stated in the preliminary list may give notice in writing in
the form set out as Form No. 10 in the First Schedule to the aforesaid Ordinance'
to the registration officer at claiming that his name, address or occupation
be inserted in the list or that the entry relating thereto be corrected, as the case
may be;
(d) any qualified person whose name appears in more than one preliminary list
is hereby required to give notice in writing in the form set out as Form No. 13 in
the First Schedule to the said Ordinance to the registration officer at
(i) electing for which polling division he desires to be registered; and
(ii) specifying the other polling divisions in the preliminary lists for which
his name appears; and
(iii) requiring the registration officer to cause his name to be deleted from
such other preliminary lists;
(e) any qualified person whose name appears in the preliminary list may give
notice in writing in the form set out as Form No. 11 in the First Schedule to the
said Ordinance to the registration officer at objecting to the inclusion
in the list of any other person on the ground that that other person is not a qualified
person.
(f) the last day for giving the notices referred to in paragraphs (c), (d), or (e)
will be the day of 19
(g) copies of the forms mentioned above may be obtained at any Post Office or
Warden's Office.


Registration Officer.


Date









Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 87.



FORM No. 13. Rule 24.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Residence.
Take Notice that I [Name], of [Address], Occupationi,
whose name appears on two preliminary lists, namely:-
For polling division No. of the electoral district of and for
polling division No. of the electoral district of do hereby elect
to be registered for polling division No. of the electoral district of
Dated at this day of 19
Signature of Elector.
Reverse side of Form.]
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Residence.
To the Registration Officer for the electoral district of at



FORM No. 14. Rule 25.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice to Persons objected to.
Take Notice that I have received objections to the inclusion of your name, address
and occupation in the proposed list of electors for polling division No. of
the electoral district of and that the revision of the said list will take
place on the day cf 19 between the hours of and

And further take notice that unless you appear before me and show cause why
your name (should not be deleted from) (should be included in) the list of electors,
your name (may be deleted therefrom) (may not be included therein).
Registration Officer.
Date
[Rzevrrse side of l'orm.
(FORM No. 14.) (Frank)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
TO BE SENT TO ALL PERSONS OBJECTED TO.
[Name and address.'




FORM No. 14A Rule 29.
NOTICE OF HEARING OF OBJECTION G.N. 66-
Take notice that the objection you have made to the inclusion of the name of 1950.
whose address is and whose occupation is in the list
of electors for the polling division No. of the Electoral District of
will be heard at on between the hours of and
and further take notice that unless you appear before me to substantiate the reason
for your objection the matter may be determined in your absence.
Dlated this day of ,19
Registration Officer.













Rule 26.


Postal Address.


Postal Address.


Occupation.


Occupation.


Registration Officer.


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FORM No. 15.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

List of Claims.
Take notice that the persons (hereinafter referred to as claimants) whose names,
addresses and occupations are set out in Part I of the Schedule to this notice have
claimed in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Ordinance that the
preliminary list of qualified persons resident in polling division No. of
the electoral district of should be amended by the insertion therein of their
names, addresses and occupations as set out in Part I of the Schedule to this notice,
and that the persons whose names, addresses and occupations are set out in Part I 1
of the Schedule to this notice have claimed in accordance with the provisions of the
said Ordinance that the entries in the preliminary list of qualified persons resident
in polling division No. of the electoral district of relating to
their names, addresses or occupations, as the case may be, should be amended to
conform with the names, addresses and occupations as set out in Part II of the
Schedule to this notice:
And further take notice that any qualified person who objects to the inclusion
of the name of any claimant in the preliminary list upon the ground that such
claimant is not qualified for inclusion therein may send in an objection to such
inclusion not later than the day of and attend at on
the day of at a.m., and then and there show cause why
the name of such claimant should not be included in the list.

SCHEDULE.
PART I.


Name.


PART II.

Name.


Date










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FORM No. 16. Rule 27.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
List of Objections.
Take notice that the persons whose names, addresses and occupations are specified
in the first column of the Schedule to this notice have objected to the inclusion in
the list of electors for polling division No. of the electoral district of
of the persons whose names, addresses and occupations are specified in the second
column of the Schedule to this notice upon the grounds specified in the third column
of the Schedule-to this notice:
And further take notice that unless any person specified in the second column of
the Schedule to this notice attends at the place and time specified for the revision
of the list and shows cause why his name should not be deleted therefrom his name
may be so deleted.
SCHEDULE.
First Column. Second Column. Third Column.

Registration Officer.
Date


FORM No. 17. Rule 29.
NOTICE OF INSERTION OR CORRECTION. G.N. 66-
Take notice that your claim for insertion (or relating to correction of particulars)
in the list of electors for polling Division No. in the Electoral District of
has been granted/will be considered by me at on
between the hours of and
And further take notice that unless you appear before me and show cause why
your claim should be allowed the matter may be determined in your absence.
Dated this day of
Registration Officer.


FORM No. 18. Rule 32.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE CORRECTIONS OR INSERTIONS. G.N. 66-
1950.
Take notice that I intend to make corrections in your registration in the list of
electors for polling division No. of the Electoral District of
The corrections are as follows:-
If you object to the above corrections being made your objection will be heard by
me at on between the hours of and
And further take notice that unless you appear before me for your objection to be
heard the aforesaid corrections will be made.
Dated at this day of
Registration Officer.


FORM No. 19. Rule 34.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Certificate of Registration Officer.
1, Registration Officer for the Electoral District of certify
that the above is a true copy of the finally revised list for the said Electoral District.
Dated this day of 19
Registration Officer.








90 Ch. 2. No. 2.] Legislative Council (Elections).


(Section 11.) FORM No. 20.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Returning Officer.
i, having been appointed returning officer for the electoral district
of do swear that I will faithfully perform all the duties of such returning
officer in accordance with the provisions of the Legislative Council (Elections)
Ordinance, and of any regulations made thereunder to the best of my ability.
Sworn before me, Returning Officer.
Justice of the Peace
(as the case may be).
Date


(Section 12.) FORM No. 21.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF AN ELECTION CLERK.
Appointment.
To ( ), whose occupation is ( ), and whose address is ( ).
Take Notice that I hereby appoint you to be election clerk for the electoral district
of
Given under my hand at this day in the year 19
Supervisor of Elections.
Oath of Election Clerk.
I, the undersigned, having been appointed election clerk for the electoral
district of do swear that I will act faithfully in the capacity of election
clerk and also of that of returning officer. it required to act as such in accordance
with the provisions of the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance and of any
rules made thereunder, without partiality, fear, favour, or affection to the best of
my ability.
Election Clerk.
Sworn before me this day of 19
Justice of the Peace
(as the case may be).

(Section 14.) FORM No. 22.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of a Presiding Officer.
I, the undersigned, appointed presiding officer for polling station
No. of the electoral district of swear that I will act faithfully in
my said capacity of Presiding Officer, according to law, without partiality, fear,
favour or affection, and that I will keep secret the names of the candidates for
whom any of the voters in the above-mentioned polling station marks his ballot
paper in my presence at this election.
So HELP ME GOD.
Presiding Officer.
Sworn before me at this day of 19
Returning Officer
(as the case may be).









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FORM No. 23. (Section 15.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Oath of a Poll Clerk.
I, the undersigned, appointed as Poll Clerk for polling station No.
of the electoral district of swear that I will act faithfully in my capacity
of Poll Clerk and also in that of Presiding Officer if required to act as such, according
to law, without partiality, fear, favour or affection, and that I will keep secret
the names of the candidates for whom any voter in the above-mentioned polling
station marks his ballot paper in my presence at this election.
So HELP ME GOD.
Poll Clerk.
Sworn before me at this day of 19 .
Presiding Officer
(as the case may be).


FORM No. 24. (Section 18.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Election of a Member of the Electoral District of

His Excellency the Governor having issued His Writ for the Election of a member
of the Legislative Council for the electoral district of the Returning
Officer of the said district will on the day of 19 now next
ensuing between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon at proceed to the nomination,
and if there is no opposition, to the election of a member for the electoral district
of
Forms of nomination papers may be obtained at the office of at
between the hours of and daily except on Saturday, when the
office is closed at p.m. (Sunday also excepted).
Every nomination paper must be signed by any six or more electors qualified to
vote in the electoral district of and be handed to the Returning Officer
between the said hours of 9 a.m. and noon.
No nomination paper shall be valid or acted upon by the Returning Officer unless
it is accompanied by-
(a) the consent in writing of the person therein nominated, and
(b) a deposit of one hundred and twenty dollars in cash.
In the event of election being contested the poll will take place between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on and the counting of votes will take place
thereafter at on at the hour of and at such places as
may hereafter be appointed.
The office of the Returning Officer for the electoral district of is situate
at

Date Returning Officer for the district of


FORM No. 25. (Section 20.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Nomination Paper.
We, the undersigned electors for the electoral district of do hereby
nominate the following person as a proper person to serve as member of the Legislative
Council for the said electoral district of and we certify that to the best of
our belief he is qualified for election as a member of the Legislative Council under









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the conditions prescribed by Section 36 of His Majesty's Order in Council dated
the 31st (lay of March 1950.f

Surname. Other Names.. Address. Occupation.



i







Signature
I, nominated in the foregoing nomination paper hereby consent to such
nomination as Candidate for election as a member of the Legislative Council for
the electoral district of and name as my address for serving of process
and papers under the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance: -
Address
Witness my hand this day of 1)
Signed by the said nominee in the
presence of
.Signatturc of lVitness. Signature of Candidate.

t See Vol. 'I ll for Order in Council.


(Section 20.) I-oRMi No. 2(.

G.N. 134- I'H LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
1950.
Statutory Declaration of a Person Nominated as a Candidate for Election
as a Member of the Legislative Council.
Qualification of of in the of nominated as
a candidate for election as a member of the Legislative Council for the Electoral
District of
1, of in the of do solemnly and sincerely
declare as follows:-
That I am duly qualified to be elected as a member of the Legislative Council
for this Electoral District, and that-
1. 1 am a British subject of the age of 21 years*/over the age of 21 years.*
2. I have resided in the Colony for a period of at least two years
immediately before the date of my nomination for election.
*1 am domiciled in the Colony and was resident therein at the date of
my nomination for election.
3. 1 am able to speak and read the English language with a degree of
proficiency sufficient to enable me to take an active part in the proceedings
of the Legislative Council.
*1 am able to speak the English language with a degree of proficiency
sullicient to enable me to take an active part in the proceedings of the
Legislative Council, but am incapable on account of of reading it.
4. 1 am in receipt of a clear income in my own right of not less than
$900 per annum, of which the following are the details
*I am the owner in my own right of real estate (which term includes
a leasehold interest) of the value of not less than $5,000.00 over and above
all charges and encumbrances in respect thereof, viz.:










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[State the position of the real property sufficiently to identify it and state the
approximate value and give details of all charges and encumbrances.]
*I am in receipt of a clear income in my own right of not less than
$480 per annum derived from real estate, viz.:
[State the situation of the real property sufficiently to identify it and give
details of the income derived therefrom in the preceding year.]
5. I am not, by virtue of my own act, under any acknowledgment of
allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or State.
6. I do not hold, nor am I acting in any office of emolument under the
Crown.
7. I am not a party to, or a partner in any firm, or a director or manager
of any company which is a party to any contract with the Government of
the Colony for or on account of the Public Service.
*l am a party to*/a partner in a firm*/a director of a company*/a
manager of a company* which is a party to* a contract with the Govern-
ment of the Colony for or on account of the Public Service and have
published in the English language in the Royal Gazette and in newspaper
circulating in this Electoral District a notice setting out the nature of
such contract and*/my interest*, the interest of my firm*/company*
therein.
S. I am not a minister of religion.
9. 1 am not an undischarged bankrupt under any law in force in any
Commonwealth country.
10. I am not a person adjudged to be of unsound mind, nor detained as
a criminal lunatic under any law in force in the Colony.
11. I have not been sentenced by a Court in any Commonwealth
country to death or to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months.
*I have been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months and have
suffered the punishment to which I was sentenced.
*I have been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to death and have suffered the punishment substituted therefore
by competent authority.
*I have been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months and did
not suffer the punishment to which I was sentenced, but have suffered the
punishment substituted therefore, by competent authority.
*I have been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to death*/to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve*/months
but was granted a free pardon.
12. I am not disqualified for membership of the Legislative Council by any
law in force in the Colony relating to offences connected with elections.
I make this declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and according
to the Statutory Declarations Ordinance, and I am aware that if there is any
statement in this declaration which is false in fact which I know or believe to be
false or do not believe to be true, I am liable to fine and imprisonment.
(Signed)
Declared before me this day of 19
(Signed)

*Delete if inapplicable.









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(Section 20.) FORM No. 26A.
G.N. 134- THrE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
1950.
Statutory Declaration of Agent of a Person Nominated as a Candidate for
Election as a Member of the Legislative Council.
Qualification of of in the of nominated as
a candidate for election as a member of the Legislative Council for the Electoral
District of
I of in the of do solemnly and sincerely
declare as follows:-
That is duly qualified to be elected as a member of the Legislative
Council for this Electoral District, and that:-
1. He is a British subject of the age of 21 years*/over the age of
21 years.
2. He has resided in the Colony for a period of at least two years
immediately before the date of his nomination for election.
*He is domiciled in the Colony and was resident therein at the time
of his nomination for election.
3. le is able to speak and read the English language with a degree of
proficiency sullicient to enable him to take an active part in the
proceedings of the Legislative Council.
*He is able to speak the English language with a degree of
proficiency sufficient to enable him to take an active part in the
proceedings of the Legislative Council, but is incapable on account
of of reading it.
4. He is in receipt of a clear income in his own right of not less than
$960 per annum, of which the following are the details
*He is the owner in his own right of real estate (which term
includes a leasehold interest) of the value of not less than $5,000.00
over and above all charges and encumbrances in respect thereof,
viz.:
[State the position of the real property sufficiently to identify it and
state the approximate value and give details of all charges and
encumbrances.]
5. He is not, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgment of
allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or State.
6. He does not hold, nor is he acting in any office of emolument
under the Crown.
7. He is not a party to, or a partner in, any firm, or a director or
manager of any company which is a party to any contract with the
Government of the Colony for or on account of the Public Service.
*He is a party to*/a partner in a firm*/a director of a company*/a
manager of a company* which is a party to* a contract with the
Government of the Colony for or on account of the Public Service and
has published in the English language in the Royal Gazette and in
a newspaper circulating in this Electoral District a notice setting out
the nature of such contract and/his interest, the interest of his
firm*/company* therein.
8. He is not a minister of religion.
9. He is not an undischarged bankrupt under any law in force in any
Commonwealth country.
10. He is not a person adjudged to be of unsound mind, nor detained
as a criminal lunatic under any law in force in the Colony.
11. He has not been sentenced by a court in any Commonwealth
country, to death or to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve
months.









Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 95


*He has been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months and
has suffered the punishment to which he was sentenced.
*He has been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to death and has suffered the punishment substituted
therefore by competent authority.
*He has been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months and
did not suffer the punishment to which he was sentenced, but has
suffered the punishment substituted therefore by competent authority.
*He has been sentenced by a court in a Commonwealth
country, to death*/to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve
months* but was granted a free pardon.
12. He is not disqualified for membership of the Legislative Coun il
by any law in force in the Colony relating to offences connected with
elections.
I make this declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and according
to the Statutory Declarations Ordinance, and I am aware that if there is any
statement in this declaration which is false in fact which I know or believe to N.
false or do not believe to be true, I am liable to line and imprisonment.
(Signed)
Declared before me this day of 19
(Signed)

*Delete if inapplicable.

FORM 27. (Section 22.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Return of Uncontested Election.
I hereby certify that the member elected for the electoral district of in
pursuance of the within Writ is [Insert name, address and occupation of
member], [elected as stated on the untmination paper], no other candidate
having been nominated.
Dated at this (lay of 1'9
Returning Officer.
To the Supervisor of Elections.

FORM 28. (Section123.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Notice of Grant of a Poll.
The Electoral District of
Notice is hereby given to the electors of the electoral district aforesaid that a Poll
has been granted for the election now pending for the said electoral district and
that such Poll will be opened on the day of 19 at the hour
of seven in the forenoon and kept open till the hour of five in the afternoon in the
following Polling Stations established in the various Polling Divisions comprised
in the said electoral district:-
Polling Stations:
And that the candidates in the above electoral district are as follows:-
Candidates:
of which all persons are hereby required to take notice and govern themselves
accordingly.
Given under my hand at this day of 19
Returning Officer.








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FORM No. 29.


THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Return where candidates withdraw or die.
I hereby certify that the member elected for the electoral district of in
pursuance of the within Writ is [Insert name, address and occupation of
member elected], [as stated on the nomination paper], the other or all other
candidates having withdrawn.
Dated at this dav of 19


To the Supervisor of Elections.


Returning Officer.


(Section 25.)


THE LEGISLATIVE


No. 6700


No. 6700


Polling Day


FoRM No. 30.

COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Ballot Paper.

GENERAL ELECTION.

ELECTORAL DISTRICT.

Voter's Number on Roll.




Space for initials of
P.O.


Do not fold beyond this line.


1. BABULAH, CONRAD D.
72, Chancery Lane, Symbol
Engineer.


2. OCEAN, FRANCIS
891, Hayes Street, Symbol
Merchant.


3. RONSON, EMMANUEL
475, Marli Street, Symbol
Insurance Broker.


(Section 24.)










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FORM No. 31. (Section 27.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Direction to Electors.
Each elector may vote only at one polling station and for only one Candidate.
The elector will go into one of the compartments and with a black lead pencil
there provided place a cross within the white space containing the name of the
candidate for whom he votes, thus X.
The elector shall then fold the ballot paper so that the initials of the presiding
officer and the numbers on the counterfoil can be seen and the counterfoil detached
without opening the ballot paper; he shall then return the ballot paper so folded to
the Presiding Officer who shall in full view of those present, including the elector,
remove the counterfoil, and place the ballot paper in the ballot box. The elector shall
then forthwith quit the polling station.
1f an elector inadvertently spoils a ballot paper he may return it to the Presiding
Officer who on being satisfied of the fact will give him another.
If an elector votes for more than one candidate or places any mark on the ballot
paper by which he can afterwards be identified his vote will be void and will not
be counted.
In the following form of ballot paper given for illustration the candidates are
Conrad D. Babulah, Francis Ocean and Emmanuel Ronson, and the elector has
marked his ballot paper in favour of Francis Ocean.


GENERAL ELECTION

2655 ELECTORAL DISTRICT.

Voter's Number on Roll



Polling Day Space for initials of
P.O.


Do not fold beyond this line.

1. BABULAH, CONRAD D.
72, Chancery Lane, Symbol
Engineer


2. OCEAN, FRANCIS
891, Hayes Street, Symbol X
Merchant


3. RONSON, EMMANUEL
475, Marli Street, Symbol
Insurance Broker


1 .-1.












FORM No. 32.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Poll Book.


Particulars of Elector.


Name of Occupa-
Elector. tion.


Postal
address.


Consecu-
tive No.
of Elector
on list of
Electors.


Form (a)
numbers Record
of Oaths that
if any Oath
Elector sworn
is required or
to swear. refused.


(b)
Record
that
Elector
has
voted.


Particulars of persons applying
for Ballot Papers after
another person has voted as
such person.


Consecu-
Name. tive
No. of
Elector
on list
of electors.


Record
that
oath
sworn.


(a) If sworn insert sworn," and number of the Oath, if refused insert, refused to be sworn."
(b) When Ballot put into Ballot Box insert voted."


Consecu-
tive num-


ter given
each Elec-
tor as he
applies
for Ballot.


(Section 36.)


Objections
if any
made on
behalf of
any
Candi-
dates.


Remarks








Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 99

FORM No. 33. (Sections 37,
42, 44.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Appointment of Agent.
I, nominated to serve as a member of the Legislative Council for the
electoral district of do hereby appoint whose address is ,
and whose occupation is as my agent for the purposes of the proceedings
at Polling Station No. t (to attend the final count of votes by the returning
officer).
Candidate.
For agent at polling station.
f For agent at final count.




FORM No. 34. (Section 40.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Identity of an Elector Receiving a Ballot Paper after another
has voted in His Name.
You swear that you are [Name as on list of electors], of
[Address as on list of electors], whose name is entered on the list of electors now
shown you.
So HELP You GOD.





FORM No. 35. (Section 40.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Incapacitated Elector.
You swear that you are incapable of voting without assistance by reason of
physical incapacity.
So HELP You GOD.




FORM No. 36. (Section 40.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Blind Elector.
You of swear that you are incapable of voting without
assistance by reason of your inability to see.
So HELP You GOD.




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(Section 40.) FORM No. 37.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Oath of Friend of Blind Elector.
1. You swear that you will keep secret the name of the candidate for whom you
mark the ballot paper of the blind elector on whose behalf you act.
2. That you have not already acted as the friend of a blind elector for the purpose
of marking his ballot paper at this election.
So HELP You GOD.





(Section 41.) FORM No. 38.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Oath that the Elector is the person intended to be referred to in the list
of Electors.
You swear that you are qualified to vote at this election of a member to serve
in the Legislative Council and are not disqualified from voting threat and that
you verily believe that you are the person intended to be referred to by the entry,
in the List of Electors used at this Polling Station, of the name whose
occupation is given as and whose address is given as
So HELP You GOD.





(Section 41.) FORM No. 39.
G.N. 134-
1950. THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Qualification.
You swear:-
1. That you are a British subject of/above the age of 21 years.
2. That you have resided in the Colony for a period of at least 2 years
immediately before the date of your registration as an elector.
3. That you are domiciled in the Colony and were resident therein at the date
of your registration as an elector.
4. That you have resided in the electoral district of for a period
of six months immediately before the date of your registration as an elector.
5. That you are not within any of the classes of persons who lack qualifications
or are disqualified by reason of crime, mental incapacity or by any law in force
in the Colony relating to offences in connection with elections.


So HELP You GOD.


Note : Paragraph 3 is alternative to paragraph 2.










Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 101


FORM No. 40. (Section 42.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Agent of a Candidate.
I, the undersigned, agent for one of the candidates at the
election of a member of the Legislative Council held on this day in the electoral
district of do swear that I will keep secret the names of the candidates
for whom any elector voting at this polling station marks his ballot paper in my
presence at this election.
So HELP ME GOD.
Signature of Agent.
Sworn before me at this day of 19 .
Returning Officer for the electoral district
of
or
Justice of the Peace
or
Presiding Officer for polling division
No. of the electoral district
of


FORM No. 41. (Section 43.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Presiding Officer after closing of the Poll.
I, the undersigned, presiding officer for polling station No. of
the electoral district of do swear that to the best of my knowledge and
belief this Poll Book kept for the said polling station under my direction has been
so kept correctly and that the total number of votes recorded therein is
and that it contains a true and exact record of the votes given at the said polling
station as the said votes were taken threat; that I have faithfully performed all
duties required of me by law.
Presiding officer.
Sworn before me at this day of 19
Poll Clerk
(or as the case may be).


FORM No. 42. (Section 43.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of the Poll Clerk after closing the Poll.
I, the undersigned, Poll Clerk for polling station No. of the
electoral district of do swear that this Poll Book for the said polling
station kept under the direction of who has acted as presiding officer
threat has been so kept by me under his direction As aforesaid correctly and to
the best of my skill and judgment; that the total number of votes recorded therein
is and that to the best of my knowledge and belief it contains a true and
exact record of the votes given at the above-mentioned polling station as the said
votes were taken threat by the said presiding officer and that I have faithfully
performed all other duties as Poll Clerk according to law.
Poll Clerk.
Sworn before me at this day of 19
Presiding Officer
(or as the case may be).










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(Section 43.) FORM No. 43.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Statement of the Poll after counting the Ballots.
Electoral District of Polling Station No.

Number of ballot papers received
from the returning officer ...
Number of ballot papers cast for ...
do. do. do.
do. do. do.
do. do. do.
do. do. do.
do. do. do. ...
do. do. do.
Number of *Rejected ballot papers

Total number of ballot papers found
in box ...
Number of unused ballot papers
undetached from the books ...
Number of tSpoiled Ballot papers...


Total

A Rejected ballot paper means a ballot paper which has been handed by the
presiding officer to an elector to cast his vote but which at the close of the poll, has
been found in the ballot box unmarked or so improperly marked that it cannot
be counted.
t A Spoiled ballot paper means a ballot paper which, on polling day, has not
been deposited in the ballot box, but has been found by the presiding officer to be
soiled or improperly printed or which has been handed by the presiding officer to
an elector to cast his vote, and (a) has been spoiled in marking by the elector,
and (b) has been handed back to the presiding officer and exchanged for another.
Number of names on official list of electors used at the poll
I hereby certify that the above statement is correct.
Dated at this day of 19
Presiding Officer.


(Section 43.) FORM NO. 44.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.

Oath of Messenger sent to collect Ballot Boxes.
I, messenger appointed by returning officer for the electoral
district of do swear that the several boxes to the number of
which were used at polling stations Nos. of this electoral district on polling
day now delivered by me to were handed to me by that they
have not been opened by me or any other person and that they are in the same
state as they were in when they came into my possession.
Signature.
Sworn before me at this day of 19
Returning Officer.
(or as the case may be.)









Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 103


FORM No. 45. (Section 48.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Return after Poll has been taken.
I hereby certify that the member elected for the electoral district of in
pursuance of the within writ as having received the majority of votes lawfully
given is [name, address and occupation as stated in nomination paper].
Dated at this day of 19
Returning Officer.

FORM No. 46. (Section 6.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE.
Oath of Registration Officer.
I, do swear that I will faithfully perform all the duties of registration
officer of the electoral district of in accordance with the provisions of
the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance, and of any regulations made there-
under to the best of my ability.
Registration Officer.
Sworn before me
Justice of the Peace
(or as the case may be.)
Date


SECOND SCHEDULE. G.N. 47-
1950.
G.N. 134-
Registration Rules. 1950.
1. The names in each list of electors shall be arranged in alphabetical Form of list
order according to Form No. 2 in the First Schedule, or in street order of electors.
according to Form No. 3 in the said Schedule, as determined by the
Supervisor of Elections, or according to such other form as may be
prescribed, and shall be numbered consecutively beginning with the
number one.
2. The registration officer shall, commencing on the eightieth day before Commence-
nomination day, cause to be prepared in and for his electoral district, and ment of
pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance, preliminary lists of all enumeration.
persons who are qualified as electors in the polling divisions comprised
therein.
3. The registration officer shall by writing in the form set out as Appointment
Form No. 4 in the First Schedule appoint a person to be enumerator for of enumera-
each polling division in the electoral district. tors.
4. Each enumerator shall be qualified as an elector in the electoral Qualification
district, and shall preferably be a resident in the polling division for which of
he has been appointed. enumerator.
5. The registration officer may at any time replace any enumerator Removal by
appointed by him by appointing another enumerator to act in the place registration
and stead of the person already appointed, and any enumerator so officer.
replaced shall, upon request in writing signed by the registration officer,
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authorised person, any instructions, index books or other papers and any
information which he has obtained for the purpose of the performance
of his duties.

Oath of 6. Every enumerator shall forthwith on his appointment take an oath,
office of as such, in the form set out as Form No. 5 in the First Schedule, detach it
enumerator. from the form of appointment and send it to the registration officer.

Registration 7. The enumerator shall, immediately after his appointment, affix on
Notice. two public buildings in his polling division, or if there are no public
buildings in the polling division, on two other buildings, having first
obtained permission from the occupants, a copy of a registration notice
in the form set out as Form No. 6 in the First Schedule.

House to 8. Each enumerator after taking his oath, as such, shall on the
house eightieth day before nomination day, proceed to ascertain the name,
enquiry. address and occupation of every person qualified to vote for the election
of a member of the Legislative Council in the polling division for which lie
has been appointed, obtaining the information he may require by a house
to house enquiry. The names, addresses and occupations of all electors
who are included in the enumeration in such list shall be written in
duplicate in an index book in the form set out as Form No. 7 in the First
Schedule, with the names of the electors grouped according to the initial
letters of their surnames in the case of rural areas, or according to streets
and house numbers in the case of urban areas, and with the surname,
given names, postal address and occupation of each being fully stated.

Con.plete 9. Each enumerator shall exercise the utmost care in preparing the
enumeration, preliminary list of electors for the polling division for which he has been
appointed. He shall take all necessary precautions to ensure that the
list when completed contains the name, address and occupation of every
qualified elector in the polling division, and that it does not contain the
name of any person who is not so qualified.

Penalty. 10. Every enumerator who wilfully, and without reasonable excuse,
omits from the preliminary list the name of any person entitled to have
his or her name entered therein, or enters in the said list the name of any
person who is not entitled to have his or her name entered therein, shall
be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of fifty dollars, and, in
addition, to forfeiture of his right to payment for his services as
enumerator.

Rural and 11. The names, addresses and occupations of all electors who are
urban included in .a preliminary list shall be written up according to Form No. 2
enumeration. or Form No. 3 in the First Schedule, as directed by the registration
officer.

Certified 12. On the completion of his list (which shall in no case be later than
preliminary the seventy-first day before nomination day), the enumerator shall
sent to certify the list in the form set out as Form No. 8 in the First Schedule.
registration Not later than the following day he shall transmit the list to the
officer, registration officer.










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13. The registration officer shall on the receipt of the preliminary lists
from the enumerators prepare and complete on or before the fifty-sixth
day before nomination day four typewritten copies of each of such lists.
The typewritten copies shall then be checked by the respective enumerators
and certified in the form set out as Form No. 8 in the First Schedule.

14. The registration officer shall distribute two copies of such lists to
each enumerator, arrange one complete set of lists numerically according
to polling divisions and send it to the Supervisor of Elections and keep
the remaining set for himself.

15. The enumerator shall on the fifty-fourth day before nomination day
affix on each of two.buildings in his polling division a certified copy of the
preliminary list, preference being given to public buildings, if any, in his
polling division. Such lists shall remain posted up for a period of twelve
days including Sundays.

16. On the completion of his work, the enumerator shall take an oath
in the form set out as Form No. 9 in the First Schedule.

17. Every registration officer shall distribute to every Post Office in
his district a sufficient number of copies of the forms set out as
Forms No. 10, No. 11 and No. 13 in the First Schedule.

18. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to have affixed by the
enumerator at the same time as he is posting up the preliminary list one
revision notice, in the form set out as Form No. 12 in the First Schedule,
for each list.

19. Any person who claims to be entitled to be registered as an elector,
and who is not entered, or is entered in an incorrect manner, or with
incorrect particulars in the preliminary list, may claim to be registered,
or to be registered correctly, by sending to the registration officer, not
later than the forty-third day before nomination day, a claim in the form
set out as Form No. 10 in the First Schedule or such other form as may
be prescribed, which form the claimant may secure at any Post Office.
The claimant shall fill in the form and deliver it or transmit it postage free
to the registration officer.
20. Any person whose name appears on any of the preliminary lists for
an electoral district may object to the registration of any person whose
name is included in those lists by sending to the registration officer notice
ol objection in the form set out as Form No. 11 in the First Schedule or
such other form as may be prescribed.


105


Enumerators
to certify
copies of
preliminary
lists.

Distribution
of certified
copies of
preliminary
lists.
Posting up
of prelimi-
nary lists.


Oath of
enumerator
on comple-
tion of work.
Registration
officer to
distribute
to Post
Offices copies
of Forms
Nos. 10, 11
and 13.
Notice of
revision.
Claims to be
delivered or
posted to
registration
officer.





Notice of
objection to
registration.


21. Any person whose name appears on any of the preliminary lists for Notice of
an electoral district may object to the registration of any person whose objection to
name is included in the list of claimants by sending notice of objection to claims.
the registration officer in the form set out as Form No. 11 in the First
Schedule or such other form as may be prescribed.


22. Form No. 11 in the First Schedule shall consist of a postcard in
duplicate, one section to be sent to the registration officer by registered
post and the other section to the person objected to by registered post.


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Dates for 23. The objection to any name included in the preliminary lists shall
making be sent not later than the forty-third day before nomination day and the
objections. objection to claims for inclusion in the lists shall be sent not later than
the thirty-seventh day before nomination day.
Names on 24. Any elector whose name appears on more than one preliminary
more than list shall forthwith notify the registration officer, in the form set out as
one list. Form No. 13 in the First Schedule, of the polling division in which he
elects to have his name retained.
Notice to 25. The registration officer shall immediately after receiving any
persons notice of objection, send by registered post a notice in the form set out as
objection.- Form No. 14 in the First Schedule to the person in respect of whose
registration the notice of objection is given, and a notice in the form set
out as Form No. 14A in the First Schedule to the person making the
objection.
Publication 26. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to be affixed,
of claims to not later than the forty-first day before nomination day, to two buildings
in the polling division, in the form set out as Form No. 15 in the First
Schedule, a list of persons living in the said polling division who claim
that their names should be inserted in, or that corrections should be made
to, the preliminary lists. Such list shall remain posted up for a period of
live days.
Publication 27. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to be affixed,
of objections not later than the forty-first day before nomination day, to two buildings
to registra- in the polling division, a list of the names of persons, appearing in the
preliminary lists to whose registration notice of objection has been given,
in the form set out as Form No. 16 in the First Schedule. Such list shall
remain posted up for a period of five days.

Posting ulp 28. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to be affixed,
list of not later than the thirty-sixth day before nomination day, to two
objections t l
claims. buildings in the polling division, in the form set out as Form No. 16 in
the First Schedule, a list of the names of persons, included in the list of
claims for the said polling division, to whose registration notice of objection
has been given. Such list shall stay posted up for a period of five days.
Consideration 20. The registration officer shall consider all objections of which notice
of objec ions. has been given to him in accordance with these Rules and for that purpose
give at least five clear days' notice by registered post to the objector and to
the person in respect of whose registration the notice of objection has been
given, of the time and place at which the objection will be considered
by him.
Consideration 30. The registration officer shall also consider all claims of which notice
of claims. is given to him in accordance with these Rules and in respect of which no
notice of objection is given, and, if he considers that any claim may be
allowed without further inquiry, shall give, by registered post in the form
set out as Form No. 17 in the First Schedule, notice to the claimant that
his claim is allowed. If the registration officer is not satisfied that any
such claim can be allowed without inquiry, he shall give at least five clear









Legislative Council (Elections). [Ch. 2. No. 2. 107

days' notice by registered post to the claimant of the time and place at
which the claim will be considered by him.
31. The registration officer shall make such additions and corrections to Correction
the preliminary lists as are required in order to carry out his decisions in of lists.
respect of any objections or claims, and he shall also make such corrections
in those lists, by way of the removal of duplicate entries (subject to any
expression of choice by persons affected as to those entries), the expunging
of the names of persons who are dead or subject to any legal incapacity,
the rectification of clerical errors, and otherwise, as will ensure that those
lists are complete and accurate as a register.

32. Where the registration officer makes any correction in the Objection to
preliminary lists otherwise than in pursuance of a claim or objection, or corrections.
for the purposes of correcting a clerical error, he shall give notice by
registered post, in the form set out as Form No. 18 in the First Schedule,
to the person affected by the correction, and allow that person an
opportunity of objecting to the correction, and if necessary, of being
heard with respect thereto.

33. The registration officer shall make all the necessary corrections of Completion
tlie preliminary lists and do everything necessary in time to allow the of lists.
publication of the lists so corrected as required by these Rules.

34. The registration officer shall certify, in the form set out as One copy of
Form No. 19 in the First Schedule, two sets of preliminary lists revised in finally
accordance with the provisions of rule 30 and not later than the twenty- revised lists
second day before nomination day he shall post one set of such finally to Supervisor
revised lists to the Supervisor of Elections and retain the other set in his of Elections
office for inspection by the public. It shall be the duty of the registration and the other
officer, on the application of any person during business hours and on kept for
payment of the prescribed fee to furnish such person with copies of the the public.
finally revised lists at any time after the date on which the said lists are
proclaimed to be in force.
Description
f polling
35. On a date to be determined by the Supervisor of Elections, the divisions and
registration officer shall transmit to the returning officer a description of maps, and
tlhe boundaries of each polling division together with the maps on which finally
the polling divisions are traced. On the completion of his revision he shall revised lists
to be trans-
transmit to the returning officer the set of the finally revised lists retained mitted to
by him pursuant to the provisions of the last preceding rule. returning
officer.
35A. If after the finally revised lists have been printed the registration Insertion
officer has reasonable cause to believe that the name of any elector which of names in
has been included in the preliminary list of electors for any polling division printed lists.
has through inadvertence been omitted from the finally revised list for
that division, the registration officer shall ascertain by reference to the
relevant preliminary list, and the enumerator's index book for that
polling division or the duplicate copy thereof, whether the omission of
that name has in fact been made. If the omission is verified he shall
insert in the copies of the printed list, the name, address and occupation
of the elector concerned and initial the corrections. He shall then return




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