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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 26: The Prices Control (Amendment No. 13) Notice 1951 - 3rd April, 1951
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SAINT' VINCENT'


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

Suhblished b4 aittl0orit].


VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCEN'', TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1951. [No. 17,


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 143.
DEPARTURE OF HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR.
With reference to Government Notice No. 139 of the 27th March, 1951, His
Excellency Brigadier Sir R. D. H. ARUNDELL, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., Governor of
the Windward Islands, returned to Grenada on the 29th March, 1951, by H.M.S.
Snipe."
3rd April, 1951.
(A. 2/1950).
No. 144.
MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
A meeting of the Legislative Council will be held at the Council Chamber,
in Kingstown, on Thursday 5th April, 1951, at 10 a.m.
2. The "Orders of the Day" of this meeting are published as a Supplement
to this issue of the Gazette.
3. A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
3rd April, 1951.
(A. 1/1949).
No. 140.
VISIT OF UNITED KINGDOM INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANT TO ST. VINCENT.
It is announced for general information that arrangements are being made to
'enable Mr. O. W. Roskill, a well-known Industrial Consultant in the United
Kingdom, to visit Grenada and St. Vincent during the last half of April, 1951, to
advise and report on the possibility, of establishing industries in those two
Colonies. An application has been sent to the Secretary of State for a grant from
Colonial Development and Welfare funds to finance this visit.
Any body of persons or individuals who may wish to submit schemes to or
have interviews with the Industrial Consultant during his visit to St. Vincent
should communicate their wishes to the Administrator, Government House.
It is expected that Mr. Roskill will arrive in the Colony about the 26th of
April. When a firm date for his arrival has been fixed a further notice will be
published. .
27th March, 1951.
(T 14/43)





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490 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1l51.-(No. 17).


No. 145.
VISIT OF COLONIAL OFFICE LABOUR
ADVISER T'O ST. VINCENT.

Mr. E. W. BARLTROP, C.B.E., D.S.O.,
O.B.E., Labour Adviser, Colonial Office,
is expected to visit the Colony on April
25th, 1951, leaving on May 2nd.
3rd April, 1951.
.(A. 43/1949).


No. 146.


TRANSFER.

Mr. R. N. JACK, Labour Commission-
-er, St, Vincent to post of Assistant
Labour Commissioner, Barbados.
Mr. JACK expects to leave St. Vincent
for Barbados on 11th April, 1951, to
take up his new appointment.
3rd April, 1951.
(P. F. 4).

Nq. 147.
INCOME TAX COMMISSIONER.

'TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT.

Mr. D. A. MCNAMARA, Registrar and
Additional Magistrate, as a Commission-
er of Income Tax, with effect from
31st March, 1951.
3rd April, 1951.
SA. 37/1944)

No. 148.
RESIGNATION.

The Reverend ERNEST HIGMAN as :-
(i) A Marriage Officer,
,(ii) An Official Attestor,
of the Colony of St. Vincent, with effect
from 31st March, 1951;
3rd April, 1951.
(A. 5/1948).

No. 149.
APPOINTMENT.

MARRIAGE OFFICER AND OFFICIAL
ATTESTOR.

The Reverend .JOSEH B. BROOMES
.as :
(i) A Marriage Officer for the whole.
-Colony,
(ii) An Official Attestor under the
Illiterates 'Protecticn Ordinance,.
with effect fr.pm the 2nd April, 1951.
3rd April, 1951.
(A. 5/1948).


No. 150.
RESUMPTION.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 52 of 30th January, 1951, Mrs.
S. E, R. MORRIS, Acting Assistant
Mistress, Girls' High School, with effect
from 24th March, 1951.
3rd April, 1951.
(P. F. 202).


No. 151.


CORRECTION NOTICE.

COTTON LIAISON COMMITTEE.

A new Cotton Liaison Cpmmittee has
been appointed to take the place ,f the
one published under Government No-
tice No. 371 of 3rd August, 1948, with
personnel as follows :-
The Superintendent of Repre-
Agriculture. ;senting
The Manager. Government small
Cotton Ginnery growers
Langley Pnnnett, Representing
Esq., the St. Vin-
Kenneth A. H. Casson, cent Planters'
Esq., Association.
N. S. Nanton, Esq.,
S. C. Connell, Esq.,-Secretary.
The terms of reference. of the Com-
mittee are as follows:-
To advise the Government on all
matters relating to the interests of
Cotton Producers in St. Vincent and
to negotiate with the Raw Cotton
Commission an annual price to be
paid for the cotton crop on behalf
of those growers in St. Vincent who
wish to sell their crop in the United
Kingdom."
(This notice supersedes Governmnent Notices
No. 99 of 27th January, 1951, and 'No. 122 of
13th March, 1951.)
3rd April, 1951.
(B. 35/1950).

No. 152.
VACANT POST.

POST OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
.OF WORKS, ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.

A applications are invited for !he vacant
Spos.t of Assistant Superintendent of Pub-
lic Works, St. Vincent, B.W.II
The salary of the post is in the scale
$1,920 per afnnpu rising by ;n) al incre-
ments of $96 to $2,400 per ainnin. The
post is pensionable. A cost of living
allowance at the rate of $190.20 per
Fannum, or at such other rate as may be
prescribed from time to time, is payable.










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A transport allowance at the rate of $480
per annum, to which a temporary
increase of 33.% has been added, is also
paid.
A applicants should have a working
knowledge of the planning, estimating,
setting out and construction of buildings,
bridges, roads and waterworks and their
maintenance.
Previous experience in a Public Works
Department or with a reputable firm of
contractors and experience in the field
organisation of works and labour will be
taken into account.
Applications must be addressed to the
Administrator, Government Office, St.
Vn.cent, B. W. I., and should reach not
lZter than 15th May, 1951.
Each applicant should state how soon
it would be possible for him, if selected,
to take up appointment.
3rd April, 1951.
(C. 2/1951).
No. 153.
LEGISLATIpN.

The Right Honourable the Secregtary
of State fpr the Colonies has notified that
His Majesty the KING will not be advised
to exercise his power of disallowance in
respect of the following Ordinance of
this Government:-
No. 25 of 1950.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Arrowroot
Ordinance, 1930.
(C. 50/1949).
No. 26 of 1950.-An Ordinance to
amend the Income Tax Ordinance,
1948.
(J 38/1950)
No. 30 of 195Q.--A Ordinance to
provide for the R'egistration of
Firms and Persops carrying on
business nlder Business Names
and for purposes connected there-
with. '
(J. 21/1950).
3rd April, 1951.
No. 154.
The under-m.entioned Bill is publish-
ed with this issue.of the Gazette and
may be seen .at the Government Office,
Kiigstown Liuniary, District Post Offices,
Police Stations and at all Revenue Offi-
ces :-
Bill for an Ordinance to provide for
the Registration of Persons en-
titled to vote at Elections of
Members of the Legislative
Council and to regulate the Pro-
cedure.at such Elections and for
other purposes in connection
therewith.i
(J. 2611950).
3rd April, 1951.


No. 155.
The following 4pcu~p.t arpublish-
ed with this issue e o Gag't p:-
R. Q. o. !.--Th- Eiripg, of Gor-
ernme:.nt Lapnch Rnles, 1951.

S.R. & Q,. N9. .--Tbe Cotton Pro-
tect n (Clpso Season) Order,
S951.
(B, lM/ .
S.R, & 0. No.. 26.--The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 13) Notice,
1951.
(T: 20/1949).
3rd April. 1951.

No, 16..
COMMONWEALTH SUGAR
AGREEMENT.

The London representatives at the
Commonwealth Sqgas Pypducers' Con-
ference were informed by' the Colonial
Office on 20th March-that H.M. Govern-
ment is willing to extend the Common-
wealth Sugar Agreement ti1o958.
(B. 47/1948).
By Cgpmmand,
A. V. KING,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
3rd April, 1951.


DEPA MENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

WAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
FOR NURSES.

Applications are invited from duly
qualified nurses of this Colony :or the
award of a Scholarship under the above-
ilamed Schenie.
II. Qualifications required :-
1. Cand.idiates nmust )'e Briti.;h1 sub-
jects. ..
2. COndidalt a must be State RPegijg
tered Nurses anm( State Certified
Iid wives (in Unitedi Kingjdom)
or possess comparable qualifici-
i tions in other countries.
3. Candidates music t haye basic qjal-
ifications and.experien.ce neces-
S sary for the course selected.
5. Candidates must possess Schcol
Certificate (matriculation stan-
dard) or be able to show evi-
dence of comparable educational
standard.
III. Further Conditions:-
6. Candidates mrst follow an ap-
proved course at a recognized
ihftitution in a country other













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than their own. Choice of
Course should be stated on ap-
plication form but will not
S necessarily be considered as
final.
' 7. Each scholarship is to the value
of 350 sterling. All expenses,
travelling and otherwise over
and above the 350 must be
paid by the student and guaran-
teed in advance, either by her
or the body sponsoring her, and
must be made available before
S she leaves her country.
IV. Applications should reach the
Senior Medical Officer by 9th
April, 1951.
E. D. B. CHARLES,
Senior Medical Officer.
3rd March, 1951.


NOTICE.

VISIT. OF AN OPTHALMOLOGiST
TO ST. VINCENT.

1. Dr. ALLEYNE GIBBONS, D.O.M.S.,
a qualified opthalmologist will visit St.
Vincent for about three weeks com-
mencing around the middle of April;
the exact date will be notified later.
2. Patients wishing to consult Dr.
GIBBONS must notify the Medical
Officer of their District at an early date.
He will inform them in due course when
and where to attend and will give each
a note of introduction.
3. The charge for an ordinary consul-
tation is ten dollars ($10.00) which must
be paid to the Steward Colonial Hospital
before the consultation. Charges for
specially long consultations or for opera-
tions will-be by arrangement.
4. Charges include the cost of a
prescription for glasses where this is
necessary, but do not include the cost of
glasses. Glasses are not supplied.
5. Charges may be reduced or omitted
in cases of poverty on the recommend-
ation of a Justice of the Peace, a
Clergyman, a Member of Legislative
Council, the Headmaster of a School or
any Poor Relief Committee. Such re-
commendations should be given to the
patient for submission to the District
Medical Officer

E. D. B. CHARLES,
Senior Medical Oficer.

Medical Department,
St. Vincent,
27th March, 1951.
(M. 27/1943).


SUPREME COURT NOTICES.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Tuesday, the o1th day of April, 1951,
commencing at 11.00 o'clock in the
forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal attendance.
24th March, 1951.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on Tuesday the 10th day of
April, 1951, commencingat 10.00 o'clock
the forenoon.
24th March, 1951.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Tuesday, the 10th
day of April, 1951, commencing at
10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.
DESMOND A. McNAMARA,
Registrar, Supreme (Uhurt.
Registrar's Office,
Kingstown,
24th March, 1951.
NOTICE.

CENTRAL HOUSING & PLANNING
AUTHORITY.

MONTROSE THIRD SUPPLEMENTARY
SCHEME.

Resolution giving notice of a decision
to prepare a Third Supplementary
Scheme on Montrose Estate.

Section 7 of the Town and Country
Planning Ordinance No. 2 of 194C(.

RESOLUTION.

BE IT RESOLVED AND IT IS HEREBY
RESOLVED that the Central Housing and
Planning Authority have this 6th day of
March, 1951, decided to prepare a Third,
Supplementary Scheme under ihe pro-
visions of Section 7 of the Tonln and
Country Planning Ordinance, No. 2 of
11946 for:-













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1951.-(No. 17).


All that parcel of land lying between
the Road to Dasent Cottage on the
West and the Montrose River on the
East, and bounded on the North by a
line running in an Easterly direction
from a concrete monument opposite
the entrance to Dasent Cottage to a
concrete monument on the bank of
the North River, and on the South by
a pipe line track leading to Montrose
Reservoir.
JOHN L. CHAPMAN,
Secretary & Executive Officer,
Central Housing & Planning
Authority.


GOVERNMENT COTTON GINNERY.

NOTICE.

All Cotton Growers are requested to
notify the Manager, Government Cotton
Ginnery in writing, at the time of


delivery of their seed cotton to the
Ginnery, of their intentions in regard to
the disposal of the lint.
2. All lint will be shipped to the
Raw Cotton Commission, Liverpool at
the f. o. b. price of 5/- per lb. for 1950/51
Crop previously offered and accepted.
unless the Manager is notified to the
contrary.
3. All growers who do not intend
shipping their cotton to the Raw Cotton
Commission must remove same within
two weeks of notification that their
cotton has been ginned and baled; all
bales not so removed will be charged
warehouse rent at Government fixed
rates.
4. All cotton growers are reminded
that the Government Cotton Ginnery
has insured the whole. island's crop as
was done in 1950.

V. G. DASILVA,
Manager.


TREASURY NOTICES.
LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become
defaulters under the Land and House Tax Ordinance" their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, 7th
April, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.
V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
13th March, 1951.
DISTRICT III.


Names
McKie, George
Slater, Agnes
Woods, Robert, Hrs. of

Alexander, Isabella
Barbour, Florence
Cuffy, Arthur
Hendrickson, William
Martin, Simeon
Morris, George
Neverson, Dougald


Situation of Property
Campden
Vermont
Calvaries
DISTRICT IV.
Mahautay
Lammies
MTahautay
Rutland Vale
Spring
Rutland Vale


Description of Property
1 House Spot
3 acres
48 acres

5 acres 1 rd.
2 acres 1 rd. 9 poles
4 acres 2 rds. 27 poles
1 acre
5 acres 39 poles
1 House
2 rds.


SMALL TOWNS RATES.

Notice is hereby given that the under-mentioned Houses and Land appear-
ing in the Rate Roll of the Towns of Barrouallie and Layou as in the ownership
or occupation of the persons named hereunder have been levied upon by virtue
of a Warrant issued under the Small Towns Regulations Ordinance. Cap. 211 and
will be put up for sale on Saturday, 7th April, 1951, at 12 o'clock noon at the
Treasury, Kingstown for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.
V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINOBNT,
13tk Maroh, 1951.














94 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1951.-(No. 17).


iNames.
Browne, Thomas
Laura
Hazlewood, Nancy
Jenkins, Mary
Moshelle, Lydia
Sprott, Meta
Browne, John
Campbell, Francis
Carr, George -Hrs. of
Pierre, Balvina
David
Rhenus
Roberts, McGregor


Town.
Layou
do.
do.
do.
do.
do.
Barrouallie
do.
do.
do.
do.
do.
do.


Kind of Property.
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House spot
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House
1 House.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1951.







BILL FOR

AN. ORDINANCE to provide for -the Registration of Persons
entitled to vote at Elections of Members of the Legislative
Council and to regulate the Procedure at such Elections and
for other purposes in connection therewith.
"[ / -' ]

Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the. Legislative Council Short title and
(Elections) Ordinance, 1951 and shall come into operation on a Commencement
date to be appointed by the Governor by proclamation published
in the Gazette.

PART I.

PRELIMINARY.

2. In this Ordinance- Interpretation
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 52
of this Ordinance to transmit to the Supervisor of Elections
S after an election;







NO. Legislative Council (Elections). 1951.


"election officer includes the Supervisor of Elections, every
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;
e" electoral district" means an electoral district as defined by
,any order of the'Governor in Council for the time being in
force;
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 .nd
forwarded to ti6 Supervisor of Elections-for printing;
st 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 Saint Vincent (Legislative
Council) Orders in Council, 1936 to 1951, and any order of
His MVajesty in Council- from time-to time in force in place
of tiose Orders, or amending those Orders;
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 7 of this
Ordinance;
polling station means any room secured by the Supervisor of /
Elections 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;.







- Legislative Council Y(Elections).


S"prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this
Ordinance;
"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 in
the opinion of the presiding officer or returning offTcer it
cannot be counted;
Schedule means Schedule to this Ordinance;
spoiled ballot paper" means a ballot paper which, on, polling
day, has nQt 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.

3. (1) For the purposes of the election of members of the Electoral
Legislative Council, the-Colony shall be divided into eight districts.
electoral districts.
(2) The said districts shall be defined by order of the
Governor in Council.

4. (1) Subject- to the provisions of section 5 o this Qualifications
Ordinance, any person shallbe entitled to be registered asan of electors.
elector in any one electoral district if he-
(a) is'a British subject of the age of twenty-one years or
upwards; and
(b) has resided in the Colony for a period of at least twelve
months immediately before the date of registration or is
domiciled- in the Colony and is resident therein at that
date.
(2) No person shall-be registered-as an elector in any electoral
district who is not entitled to be so registered.under the provisions
of this Ordinance.

5. No person shall be entitled to be registered as an elector
in any electoral district who- Disqualifications
of electors.
(a) has been sentenced by a Court in any of His Majesty's
dominions to death or to imprisonment (by whatever
name called) for a term exceeding twelve months, and has
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sentenced or such other punishment as may by competent
authority have been substituted therefore or received a free
pardon; or
(b) is a person adjudged to be of unsound- mind or detained
as a criminal lunatic under any law in force in the Colony;
or
(c) is disqualified for registration as an elector by .any law in
force in the Colony relating to qffences connected with
elections.


/PART II.

REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS.

6. (1) As soon as possible after the coming into operation of this
Compiling lists Ordinance and in s\ich years as the Governor by proclamation may
of electors, appoint, in no case being more than three 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 this Ordinance 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 come into
force on such date as the Governor may by 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 .or any polling division, the list of electors in force
vhen the fresh list of electors should have come into force shall
continue in operation as the list of electors for such division.

Polling 7. (1) Subject to- the provisions of subsections (2) and (3)
divisions, of this section, there shall be constituted in each electoral district
so many polling divisions with such boundaries as the Supervisor
of Elections shall appoint.

(2) Each polling division shall so far as practicable, contain
approximately four hundred and fifty qualified persons.
(3) Where the Supervisor of Elections is satisfied that by
reason of the congestion or of the sparsity of population or other
special-circumstances, it is- more convenient so to do, he may,
notwithstanding anything contained in Jhe last preceding
subsection, constitute a polling division including either more or
less than four hundred and fifty qualified persons.
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(4) In determining the boundaries of any polling, divisions,
the Supervisor of Elections shall have regard to geographical'
considerations and such other factors as may affect the facility of
communication between various places within the polling division.


8. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall appoint fit and
proper persons as Registration officers.


Registration
Officers.


(2) The Supervisor of Elections may appoint fit and proper
persons to assist a Registration officer in the performance of his
duties under this Ordinance.

(3) Subject to the authority, directions and control of the
Supervisor of Elections, an assistant, other than an enumerator,
shall have all the powers and may perform any of the duties of a
registration officer under this Ordinance.

(4) There shall be paid to each registration officer and to
each assistant for his services under this Ordinance such
remuneration as may be prescribed. -

(5) 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.

9.- It shall be the duty of the registration officer to compile' Registration
the lists of electors for his- district in accordance with the- duties.
provisions of this Ordinance and the Rules-set out in the Second 2nd Schedule.
Schedule.

10. (1) Where more.than one polling station is established Division of list.
for any polling division, the returning officer shall 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, 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 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;
(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
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(4) Where any list is divided in accordance with the
provisions of this section, eery elector shall vote, if he vote at all,
at the polling station to which is allotted tle ,division of the list-
upon which his 'name appears.

Appeals. 11. (1) An 'appeal shall lie to a Judge in Chambers
(hereinafter referred to as "the Court") from any,decisibn of a.
registration officer on any claim or objection which has 'been
S 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 viritten, 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 any
"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,
heard and determined by the Court in such manner as 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
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'12. The Chief Justice may make rules of court for regulating Rules of Court.
the -practice in respect of appeals under this Part of this
.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
iric6nsistent with trle provisions -of this Ordinance, remain in
force until replaced by rules made under this Ordinance.

,.PART III.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
13. The..Governor shall appoint a Supervisor of Elections Appointment
who shall-- powers and
(a) exercise genera direction and supervision over the duties of
administrative conduct of elections and enforce onthe,part of all Supervisor
elecFion officers fairness, impartiality and compliance with the of Elections.
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;
(c) execute and perform all oth.e powers and duties which
by this Ordinance are conferred and imposed upon him.

14. (1) The Governor may from time to time, on the Returning
recommendation of the Supervisor of Elections, appoint for each officers.
electoral district a returning officer who shall 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 'nd'shall cause an advertisement" to be
inserted in a newspaper specifying the place at which he has
established his office.

15. (1), The Supervisor of Elections shall appoint an election Election
clerk for each electoral district who shall receive such fee for each Clerks.
Selection 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 Supervisor of
Elections through the returning officer "
(3). If at any. time. between the issue of a .wri for an election
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o' officer dies or becomes incapable of performing 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 returning officer until some other returning officer
is appointed or the returning officer ceases to be incapable of
performing his duties, as the case may be.

,Substitute 16. (1) Forthwith upon commencing to discharge the duties
election of the returning officer-in accordance with the provisions of the
clerks. 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 dqities 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 17. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall, subject to the
offlsers. approval of the Governor, appoint a presiding officer for each
polling station in such district who shall receive such fee as may
Sbe 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
Supervisor of Elections through the returning officer.

Poll clerks. 18. (1) The Supervisor of Elections shall appoint a poll
clerk for each polling statioii 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 Supervisor
of Elections through-the returning officer.
(3) If any presiding officer dies or becomes incapable of
performing his duties during the taking of thp poll, the poll clerk
'shall forthwith:assume the office of presiding officer and shall
appoint some other person to'act as poll clerk.
(4) Every person appointed to act as poll clerk under the last
preceding subsection shall forthwith take and subscribe th oath
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19. Every election officer-and every person who is required by
this Ordinance to take an oath may take such oath either before a
Magistrate a Justice of the Peace or before any registration officer,
returning officer or presiding officer or poll clerk appointed in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and every such
registration officer, 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.


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Oaths.to be
taken 'before
magistrate
Justice of the
Peace,
returning
officer, *
presiding
officer or poll
clerk.


PART IV.


ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELECTIONS.


20. (1) For the purposes of any 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. Such writs shall be forwarded to the Supervisor of
,Elections for transmission to the several returning officers.

-(2) Every such writ shall :.e in the form set out as Form No. 1
in -'th First Schedule and shall specify the day and place of
-omin ation 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.

,21. On the Governor issuing a writ the Supervisor of
Elections shall give notic, thereof and of the day and place fixed
for the nomination of candidate. by publication in the Gazette
and one or more 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 ppsted at
such-places in the district, as he may deem necessary.

22. Before the day fixed for the nomination of candidates
the returning officer shall obtain from the Supervisor of Elections
the prescribed -number- of copies of the lists of electors for the
.time being in force by virtue of this Ordinanice,


Issue of writs
for holding
election.


Notice of time
and place of
election.






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Copies of lists
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PROCEDURE AT ELECTIONS.
Nomination of .23. (1) On the day-and at the place fixed for the nomination
Candidates.. of candidates, the returning officer shall attend at nine o'clock in
he morning to receive the nomination of candidates for the seat
to be filled.
S (2) Every. candidate for election-
(i) must, be nominated in writing by not less than six
registered electors of tthe' electoral district for which he.
seeks to be elected, and .
(ii) must-consent in..writin'g to.such n':,mina tioi,.iin the form
set out as Form No. 25 in the First Schedule : Provided
that no candidate. shall be,.dee-lned 'n:t. .to have been
vadlidly-: nominated by reason, only of 'the fact that
S, subsequelit to nomination, day any person by whom his
nomination .paper was signed is struck" off the list of
'-.". electors for ..the relevant electoral district: Provided
further that no electiorn- officer' shall be eligible for
.nomination as a candidate-for-election as a member of the
Legislative .Council.
(3) The .returning officer shall at the place aforesaid and at
-the time aforesaid and withi'i three hours thereafter receive such'
nomination papers as may be tendered to him.,
S(4) Every candidate shall at, the time. of his nomination
.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 Form No. 26a. as the case may be, in the First
Schedule. If such statutory declaration is not "delivered as
aforesaid the nomination of such candidate shall be deemed to be
void.
(5) Every candidate or someone on- his behalf shall at the
time of his nomination deposit, or cause to be. deposited, with the
returning officer, the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars in
S cash and if he -fails to do so the nomination ,of such candidate
shall be deemed to be void.

Disposal of 24. (1) The full amount of -every deposit made' under
deposit. subsection (5) of the-last preceding section shall forthwith after
its receipt be. transmitted by the returning officer to theColonial
Treasurer.
(2) The full-amount of every such deposit'shall be returned
by the Colonial Treasurer to the-person who made such deposit or
his personal representatives, as the case may be, upon the
production by him or by them, within, one month of the conclusion
of the election in respectof which the- deposit was made,, of a
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Swas elected or polled not less than 6he-eighth of the total number -
--'of-votes, counted at the election~, or -ied-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
Sof the election in respect of which it was made, be credited to
general revenue.


-25. If at the expiration of .three hours -from the time
appointed there'shall be only one candidate duly nominated, 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, forn'set out-as Form
-No. 27 in' the First Schedule-the teturnkof such candidate ana
shall return the writ so endorsed to the Supervisor of Elections
for transmission to the Governor within the time for that purpose
specified therein.

.26. (1) If 'there--shall be. more than one candidate duly
nominated a poll of electors shall be taken,, and in such case the
returning officer shall adjourn the election. to the day specified in
-the'writ, and a ;p&11 shall be taken on-such- day in the, manner
:.hereinafter provided. m
(2) The returning-officer shall; as soon as practicable after
adjourning the election,-give notice of the day and-time on which
and" the addresses of the polling stations at 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-one or more newspapers; and.
by causing notices to be posted at.such places in the district as he
may deem necessary in the form setrout as Form.-No. 28 in the
First Schedule. .

27. (1) .Where at anytime between the-issue of a writ-under
subsection -(1) of section 20 of this Ordinance and. the day
appointed by the writ for the holding of the poll at any election
Sthe Governor is satisfied that it is.expedient so t6 do by reason of-
S (a) His' Majesty's Governnent having become engaged or
S being likely to become engaged in any war; or
i(b) the proclamation of any state of emergency under any law
S of the Colony for the time being in force; of .
(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
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(d) the likelihood that the final electoral lists for all electoral
districts or for any particular electoral district will.not be
printed- before the ciLa- .lppo.:ited under section 20 of.this'
S- OQrdinance for the ]Ih:ldlin- of th:- poll or that any essential
electoral supplies .or materials will not be available in
adequate quantities upon such day,
ne 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 issued under
section 20 of this Ordinance.
(2) Any proclamation under subsection (1) ofjthis section"
made pursuant to the provisions of-paragraph (c) or (d) of
suibsection C1) of this section may be expressed to apply only'to
such electoral districts as are specified in such proclamation inr
which event the pll shall be taken in.any electoral districts not
Sso specified upon the dajy appointed for the taking of the poll
under section 20 of this Ordinance. .
(3) Where any proclamation is made uider this section the
Swrits 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 twenty4hird'day next
before the day to which the holding of the .poll isadjourned 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 ariy nomination validly made- upon nomination day
'and no bther nomination shall be made.

h.o28. (1) Any candidate duly. nominated may, not less than
Withdrawal of seven clear days before the day fixed for tgking-- the poll,
candidature.- withdraw from his candidature by giving notice -tq 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 hk-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'.iotice of such withdrawal or death in the
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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.,

29. (1): The poll shall be taken in each polling station'by
secret ballot in accordance with the provisions of sections 42, 43
and 44'of this Ordinance.
(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 arid numbered accordingly shall be printed.
exactly as they are set out in their respective nomination papers..
Opposite to the name of each candidate' there shall be a.
prescribed symbol. The ballot papers shall have a counterfoil
- and a stub, an-d there shall be a line of perforations between the
ballot and the counterfoil 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 of the
stub and the counterfoil, the same number being printed or
written on the stub as on the counterfoil, The ballot papers shall.
be bound or stitched in books containing tenri,twenty-five, fifty or
Sone hundred ballots.

30. The Supervisor of Elections shall establish for each
polling division such number of polling stations as may
be necessary, each polling station being, in* 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 doots, barriers, tables, chairs and other
conveniences, and that the same are properly arranged for
carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to the
taking of the poll.

31. (1) The returning officer shall furnish to each-presiding'
officer at-least two clear days before polling 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;
(bi a statement showing the-number of ballot papers so
supplied, with their serial numbers;
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Taking of Poll
and the. ballot.


Establishment
of polling
' stations.









Supplies of
election
material.


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(c). the necessary materials for electors to mark their ballot <
a. pers,
(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;
S. -(e). a copy-of or excerpts from this Ordinance;
S_ (f) ,three copies of the official list of electors for use-at his
: .polnin g station;
(g) a ballot box;
(h) a blank poll book;
. : (i) thee 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 Supervisor,of
Elections.
"(2) -Until the, opening of the poll the presiding officer shall
-keep the blank poll bqok, official lists of electors, forms of oaths,
envelopes, ballot 'papers and other election supplies carefully
locked up in the ballot box, arid 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 iii 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)- f this section.

Inspection of 32. Each presiding officer shall, on or before the day fixed
polling station for taking the pollj-visit his rollingg station and see that it is
by presiding provided with proper conveniences as aforesaid for taking the poll.
officer.

Hours of taking 33. The taking of the poll at each polling station shall be
the poll. between seven o'clock in. the morning and-five o'clock in' the
Afternoon of the same day.

Ballot boxes. 34. C1) 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,
S'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 iherefrom unless the box is unlocked.,

Electors to vote 35. (1) Subject to the provisions of sections .38 and 39 of this
only in division Ordinance, no, person shall be entitled to vote in any:polling
upon list for division unless his name appears on the official list of electors for
which their that polling division..,
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(2) Every person whose name appears upon thd 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 for more.
.-.than once in the' same electoral district on the same day.,

36. Any person contravening any of the-provisions of the
last preceding section shall be liable, on summary- conviction, to
imprisonment for six months.


37. No person shall vote for the election of more ths
candidate. -


Ln one Restriction on
number of
candidates for
whose election
vote may be
t-, -


38., (1) Where any person whose name appears-upon the
official list f6r any polling station is appointed as presiding-
officer or poll clerk for some other, polling station in the 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 station 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 whoqe name is so transferred
would have been entitled to vote but for the provisions of the next
succeeding section of this Ordinance.

39. (1) Every person whose name is transferred, in
accordance with the provisions of. the last preceding section,
from any official list to any other official list shall vote, if he-vote
at all; in the polling station 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.

40. (1) At the.hour fixed for opening -thepoll the.presiding
officer and the poll clerk shall in the presence of the candidates,
their agents, and such of the electors as are present, open the


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ballot box and ascertain that there are no ballot papers or other
papers.thereii,'. after which the box shall be locked,. and the
presiding officer shall keep the 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) Imm.ediately after the ballot box. is so locked, the
presiding officer shall call upon tle 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 lis 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 pollbbook to be kept by the poll clerk in the form set out as
Form No. 32 in the First Schedule, a number corresponding to the-
consecutive nuiiiber allotted to the elector on the official list of
-electors being pr6fixed 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 presiding 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"'
opIposite the name of each elector, to whom any oath or
affirmation has been administered indicating the nature
of the bath.. or affirmation; and
S(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 N
has refused to answer questions which he has been legally
required to answer.

Who are to be 41. (1) The presiding officer shall keep order at his polling
admitted station and shall regulate the number of voters to be admitted at
within jthe a-time. aind shall exclude all other persons except his assistants,
polling station.' the. candidates one agent for each candidate appointed by such
candidates in writing in the form set out as Form No. 33 in the
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.. (2) The agents aforesaid shall be posted in such-a place that Agents, how to
...they can see-each person who presents himself as an elector, and be placed.
hear his name as given in by him, but so that they cannot see how
Sany voter votes. They shall hot interfere in the proceedings save
in so far as may be allowed by t-is Ordinance.
(3) If any person persists,. after' being.. warned, in Preservatiorr
disobeying the directions.of-the presiding officer or in acting in' of order.
Scontravention ot this section it shall be lawful for the presiding
offices to cause him.to b'e-removed from the polling station.

42. (1) Each elector shall receive from the presiding officer General mode
a ballot paper on- which such officer has previously put his initials of taking ballot.
so placed as'indicated in the form set out'as Form No. -30 in the
First Schedule that when tle ballot paper is folded they can be
seen without opening it, and on the counterfoil of which he has
placed a number corresponding 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 electo-intends to vote,
except when th-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 initials and the numbers on the count'eroil
can be seen without-opening it,- and hand the paper to the
presiding officer _who shall, without unfolding it, ascertain'by
examination 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 b% 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
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which may be
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elector.


Mode of taking
ballot in special
cases.


(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.

43. -(1) The presiding officer may, and shall, if requested by
a candidate or his agent, put to the elector the following
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 aiiswer to any such-question
he shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for six
months.

44. (1) Subject to all other provisions of this Ordinance as
to proof of qualification as an.elector and as to the administration
of oaths, if a person representing himself 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 corresponding 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 ent6r in the poll book-
(a)- the name of such voter;
Cb) 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 o sections 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
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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 incapacitated 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 to accompany the blind elector into the
voting compartment 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 fake an oath
in the form set opt 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) Whefever any elector has had his ballot paper marked as
provided in subsection (3) or (-1) o- (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.

45. (1) Where there is contained in the official list of Who may 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 4e 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
Soath 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.





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S46. (1) In addition to the presiding officer and the poll
clerk the candidates and:-one agent for each candidate in 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 miay, 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
p ol0.

47. (1) Forthwith upon the close of the poll, in the presence
and in full view of the-poll clerk and the candidates or their
agents, and if the candidates or any of .them are absent, tlen in
thij 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;
(a) check the number of ballot papers supplied by the
returning officer against the numberof spoiled ballot papers, if
any, the number of unused ballot papers and the number of
voters whose riames appear in the poll book as having voted, in
order to ascertain that all ballot papers are accounted for;
(e) pen 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 tb
those present to examine each ballot paper. The poll clerk and
not less than two witnesses shall be supplied with tally sheets
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out by the presiding officer.
(2) In countirig 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 omitb'd to affix his initials to any
ballot paper, as provided by-subsection (1) of section 42 of this
.Ordinance, 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, and also that
every ballot paper supplied to him by the returning officer has
been accounted for, as provided by paragraph (d) -of subsection
(1) of this section,
(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
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(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 endorsed 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, immediately
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 returfling officer, which shall be enclosed in a special
envelope supplied for 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
_th' 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 bf 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 sighed by the officials of his polling station entitled to fees,
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(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 hYe may be liable,
forfeit all right to payment for his services as such officer.


48. Each candidate may appoint one agent to attend the
preliminary and final counting of the votes by the presiding
officer'.and the returning officer. Such appointment shall be in
writing in the form set out as Form No. 33 in the First Schedule.

PART V.

PROCEDURE SUBSEQUENT TO POLLING DAY.
49. (1) The returning officer upon receipt by him of each of
Sthe ballot boxes, shall take every precaution for its safekeeping
and foo 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.
(2) After all the ballot boxes have been received, they shall
be opened by the returning officer at the place, date and time
specified in the notice referred to in subsection (2) of section 26
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 and the returning officer shall-
(a) count the votes contained therein cast for each candidate
(allowing the candidates and their representatives 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
N 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,47 of this
Ordinance shall apply-to the returning officer 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 47 of this
Ordinance shall apply to the returning officer 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 and that the words "on 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 47 of this
Ordinance shallapply to the returning officer as they apply to
the presiding officer except-
(a) that the words returning officer shall bq deemed to be
substituted 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 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 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.
(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, 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 50. (1) If the ballot boxes are not returned to the returning
applicable officer by the time specified in the notice referred to in subsection
where ballot (2) of section 26 of this Ordipance, the returning officer shall
boxes not adjourn the proceedings to a subsequent day, which shall not be
returned. -more than a week later than polling day.


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(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, hot --eing more than
seventy-two hours after the time specified in the notice referred
to in subsection (2) of section 26 of this Ordinance.
(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 purpose 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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51. The returning officer shall, as soon as he shall have cDeclaration of
ascertained the result of the.poll, forthwith publicly declare the the poll.
same and announce the candidate to whom most votes have been
given to be-elected as the member for the electoral district.

52. (1) The returning officer upon the seventh day next Election return.
following that upon which he has made the final count of or
ascertained the number of votes given for each candidate, shall
deliver personally or transmit by registered post toTh-e-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;
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S(g) the returns from the various polling stations enclosed in
sealed envelopes, as prescdibed by this Ordiiance, and
containing the poll book used at tle poll,' a. packet
containing the stubs and unused ballot papers; packets.
containingg the ballot papers 'cast 'for the seVer6l1
candidates, a packet containing the spoiled ballot papers,
-a, packet- containing the rejected ballot papers and -a
packet' containing the official lists of elector's, sed at the
poll, and the written appointments of cai ndid:id:,e' 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.
(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 circumstances 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 LegCalaoti\.' council ,
transmit the writ with the return eid'orsed thereon 'to; the h ,
Administrator with the time for the purpose specified therein.
(5) The Supervisor of Elections shall, on receiving the return
of any niember elected to serve in the Legilzl lile Council, enter
ii, in the'(, i:.r."' in which such return is received by him, in a book'
to be kept by him for- suh purpose and thereupon immediately
give notice in the C(--l.iet of the name of the candidate sO elected
and in the order in which it was received.
(6) The Sip':.: i:l. 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 :.'-i,.'cld ballots, the number of names on the lists of
elector? together with any other information that he may-deem
ft to iniliiude; and shall, also, athe end of each year, cause to be
printed'a similar report on the by-elections held during.the year.

Penalty for 53. If any returning officer wilfully delays," neglects or
delay, neglect refuses duly to return any person who ought to be returned to --
or refusal of serve in the Legislative Council for any electoral district, and'if it
returning ha5 -been' determined on the hearing 6f an' election petition
officer to return ,respecting the election for such district .that' siuchi person was
elected entitled to ,lil- bIeen' returned, the returnihg'Yoficer who has so
candidate. wilfully, delayed, neglected or refused duly to rtake siidh- return
of his election shall forfeit to the-pe ton aggriLted the sum of two
S thousand five hundred dollars and- costs in Addition to all.
damages sustained.


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.54. If in the case mentioned in subsection (8) of section 49
of this Ordinance the returning 'officer is not an elector, or if,
being an elector he declines to vote, he shall make a special return
of the 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.

55. (1) The Supervisor of Elections, shall keep the election
documents referred to in subsection (1) of section 52 of this
Ordinance in safe custody and shall allow no person to have
access to 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 suchaelection 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.


Power of
Council to elect
in event of
equality of
votes.


-Custody of
election
'documents by
\ Supervisor of
Elections.


(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 thereunder, 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 sich copies purporting to be certified- by the
Supervisor of Elections- under his hand shall be receivable in
evidence without further proof: thereof.


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S Custody of
ballot boxes,


56. Forthwith upon making the return to the writ in
accordance with the provisions of section 52 of this Ordinance the
-returning officer shall cause the ballot boxes used threat, with
their locks and keys, to be transmitted or delivered to the
Supervisor of Elections.


PART VI.

ELECTION OFFENCES.

Intoxicating 57. (1) No intoxicating liquor shall be sold, offered for sale,
liquor not to be or given-away, at any premises to which a licence issued under
sold or given on the Liquor Licences Ordinance applies at any time between the
polling day. opening and the closing of the poll on polling day.
Cap; 190.
Ord. No. 21 of (2) iNo intoxicating liquor shall be supplied to any person at
1936. any premises 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-dRegistration of
Clubs Ordinance.

Employers to 58. (1) Every employer shall, on polling day, allow to every
allow employees elector in his employ the prescribed period for voting, and no
prescribed employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other
period for remuneration of any such elector or impose upon or exact from.
voting. him any penalty by reason of his absence during such period.
(2T 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 59. Every election officer who-
election (a) lakes, in.any record, return or other document which he
officers. 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


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(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 oti 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 for any
term not exceeding two years.


60. (1) No person shall furnish or supply any loud speaker,
bunting, ensign, banner, standard, or set of colours or any other
flag, to any person with intent that it shall be carried, worn or
used on motor cars, trucks or 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, ribbon, label
or like favour to or for any person with intent that it be worn or
used by any person within any electoral district on polling day as
a party badge to distinguish 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
shtall use or wear any flag, ribbon, label, or other favour, as such
Dadge, 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 of this-
section shall be liable on summary .conviction to a fine of one
thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one year.-

61. The following persons shall be deemed guilty of bribery
within the meaning of this Ordinance-


Lould speakers
ensigns &
banners
prohibited
on polling day.



Flags, ribbons or
favours not to be
furnished or
worn.











Penalty.



Definition of
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(1) Every person who, directly or indirectly, by himself or by
any other p*'son 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 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.
(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.
13) 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 on his
behalf, receives, agrees, or contracts for any money, gift,
Sloan or valuable' consideration, office, place or employment
Sfor himself or for any other person, for voting or agreeing
to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from
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(7) Every person who, after any 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 ejection.
(8) The foregoing provisions of this section shall not extend
or be construed toextend 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, canvassers 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 rf promoting or procuring the
.election of a candidate;
(d) payments made in respect of postag?, stationery,
printing, advertising, the distribution of advertising
material and the use of any public address system.


62. The following persons shall be deemed guilty of 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 expenses 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 refrained from voting at such election.
(2) Every voter who corruptly accepts or takes any such food,
drink, entertainment or provision.

63. Every person who, directly or indirectly, by himself 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, inipedes or prevents the free exercise of the franchise
of any elector, or thereby compels, induces, or prevails upon any


Definition of
treating.












Definition of
undue
influence.


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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 -' 64. Every person who at an election applies for a ballot
personation. 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 once voted 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 65. Every person who is guilty of bribery,treating or undue
bribery, treating influence, under the. provisions of this Ordinance shall, on
or undue summary conviction thereof, be liable to imprisonment for six
influence, months or to a fine of four hundred and eighty dollars.

Penalty for 66. Every person who is guilty of personation or of aiding,
personation. abetting, counselling, or procuring-the commission of the offence
of personation, shall, on conviction thereof on indictment be
liable td imprisonment for two years, with or without hard labour
or be fined any sum not exceeding two thousand four hundred
dollars.

Disqualification 67. Every person who is convicted of bribery treating undue
for bribery, &c. 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 conviction-
(a) of being registered as an elector, or voting at any election
of a member of the Legislative Council;
(b) of being elected a member of the Legislative Council or if
Selected before his conviction, of retaining his seat as such
member.

Penalty for 68. (1) Every person who--
certain illegal (a) votes, or induces or procures any person to vote, at any
practices at election, knowing that he or such other person is
Selections. 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 Supervisor. of
Elections 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


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transaction of the business of a public meeting called for
the purpose of promoting the election of a candidate as a
member to servein the Legislative Council,
shall be guilty of an illegal practice, and shall, on summary
conviction thereof, be liable to a fin e-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 t.
any election.
(2) Every person who between the date of notification by the
Supervisor of Elections 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 tihe election of a
candidate as a member to serve in the Legislative Council, shall
"be guilty of ap 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, for the
purpose of affecting the return of any candidate at such election,
makes or publishes any false statement of fact in relation to the
personal character or conduct -of any 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.

69. Every person who- Offences in
(a) forges or counterfeits, or fraudulently defaces or.destroys, respect of
aniy ballot paper; or ballot papers.
(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
S(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.







Legislative Council (Elections).


Infringement of.
secrecy.


Maintenance of
order at
polling stations.


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.

70. (1) Every officer, clerk and agent, in attendance at a
polling station shall maintain and aid in maintaining the secrecy
-of the voting in such station, and shalLnot communicate except
for some purpose authorised by law before the poll is closed, to
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 interfere with an elector when marking his
vote or otherwise attempt to obtain in the polling station any
information- s 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 cr against whose name he has so marked his vote.
(4) Every person who act:. 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.

71. (1) Subject to the provisions of subjection (2) of this
section during the hours when the poll is open upon election day
no persons shall assemble or congregate within one hundred!
yards of any. building in which is situate any 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 thie 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


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against this section and shall be liable on summary conviction
thereof to a-ine of two hundred and forty dollars or to
imprisonment for six months or to both such -fine and such
imprisonment.


- 72. (1) During the hours that the poll is open upon election
day no person shall upon any public road or in any public place
within- one hundred yards of any building in which a polling
station is sittate 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 Rollars or to imprisonment for six months or to
both such fine and such imprisonment.

PART VII.
ELECTION PETITIONS.
73. A petition complaining of an undue return or undue
election of a member of the Legislative Council, in this 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.

74. (1) The following provisions shall apply with respect to
the presentation of an election petition-
(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 an allegation of corrupt practices upon the
making of the return of election and specifically alleges
a payment of money or other regard 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-


Influencing of
electors to vote
for any
candidate.


Petitions
against
disputed
elections.


Presentation of
election
petition and
security for
costs.


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Trial of election
petitions.

Decision of
Judge final.







Power of Judge.

Summoning '
witnesses.


'No obligation
on voter to
disclose vote.

Conclusiveness
of list of
electors.


(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 an amount not exceeding twelve
hundred dollars and shall be given by recognizance to be
entered into by any number of sureties not exceeding four
approved by the Registrar of the Supreme Qourt, or by
Deposit of money in .the Supreme Court, or partly in one
way and partly in the other.
(2) Rules, not inconsistent with provisions of the Order in
Council and this Ordinance, as to the deposit of security and the
practice and procedure for the service and hearing of election
petitions and matters incidental' thereto, may be made by the
Chief Justice.

75. Everyelection petition shall be tried before the Supreme-
Court in the same- manner as a suit commenced by a writ of
summons. At the conclusion of the trial, the 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 confirmed or altered, or a writ for a new election
shall be issued, as the-case may require, in accordance. with such
determination.

76. At the trial of an election petition the Judge shall,
subject to the provisions of tlis Ordinance or of any 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 VIII.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

77. No person who has voted at an election shall, in any
. legal proceedings to question the election-or return, be required to
state for whom he voted.

.78. At any election a person shall not be entitled to vote
unless his name is on the list of electors for the time being in
force by virtue of this Ordinance, and every person whose name is
.on sucb list of electors shall, subject to the provisions of this


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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.

79. A candidate may himself undertake the duties which any Candidate may
agent of his if appointed might have undertaken, or may assist act in person.
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 Tn open vote is-being cast.

80. 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 agent.
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.

81. Where in this Ordinance any expressions are used Absence of
requiring or authorising or inferring that any act or thing is to be agents.
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.

82: The Governor in Council may make rules generally Rules.
for giving effect to the provisions of this Ordinance and without
prejudice to such general power may make rules-
(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) prescAbing the niimber 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;


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Expenses of.
Elections.


Computation of
time.


Refusal of
elector to take
oath or
affirmation or
answer
questions.
Interpreters.




Repeal.
Cap. 110.
-No. 16 of 1946.


(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. .

83. All expenses properly incurred by, and all remuneration
and travelling allowances payable to, election officers shall be
defrayed out of general revenue. .

84'. (1) In reckoning time for the purposes of this Ordinance,
Sunday shall be included but Christmas Day, 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.

85. (1) No elector who has refused to take any oath or
affirmatioil-or to answer any question, as required by this
Ordinance, shall receive a ballot paper or be admitted to vote or
be again admitted to the polling station.
(2) Whenever the presiding officer does not understand the
language spoken, by any elector, he shall appoint and swear an
interpreter who shall be the means of communication 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.

86. The LegislativeCouncil (Elected Members) Ordinance
and the Legislative Council (Elected Members) (Amendment)
Ordinance 1946 are hereby repealed.


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No. .Legislative Council (Elections). 1961.


FIRST SCHEDULE.
FORM NO..
Saint Vincent. (Section 29)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
WRIT OF ELECTION.
By the Administrator.
Administrator.
To THE RETURNING OFFICER
OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF
Whereas by subsection (1) of section 20 of the Legislative Council (Elections)
Ordinance, 1951, it is provided that for the purposes of every general election of
members of the Legislative Cpuncil, and for the purposes.-f 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 :
t 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
N9w, therefore, I,
Administrator 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

t To be included in a writ for a general election.
$ To be included in a writ for a bye-election.

C FORM NO. 2.
(Rule 1.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF ELECTORS.
Electoral D district of.......................................................................... Polling D division N o. .... ...................,. .
Comprising the Area... ........... .......................... ...

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The following names have been enumerated during a recent house-to-house
enquiry 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..... .....
f


Consecutive
Number


Location of
Residence


Name of
Elector
(Family Name
first)


Occupation


Postal
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.

(Rule 3.)

THE.LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

APPOINTMENT OF AN ENUMERATOR.

T o ...................................................... ............................ ........................ w h o se o cc u p a tio n is ........... ............. ...........
and whose address is .....................
In pursuance of the provisions of section 13 of the Legislative 'Council
(Elections) Ordinance, 1951, I, the undersigned,, in mry capacity as Supervisor o'f
Elections do hereby appoint you to be enumerator for polling division No. ......................
in the electoral district of..................................... .....to prepare a list of electors
qualified to vote in the said polling division, in accordance with the provisions of
the said Ordinance.
G iven under m y hand at...................... ........................................t........ his............. ..

d ay of................................................................1 .


Supervisor of Elections.
..............(Per....orate)
(Perforate)


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FORM NO. 4. '
(Rule 6.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) 'ORDINANCE, 1951.
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.
SQ HELP M- GOD.

SEnumerator.
CERTIFICATE OF THE ENUMERATOR HAVING TAKEN THE OATH OF OFFICE.
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that on the.........................................................ay 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.
S. .......... ....................... ..................... ............
Registration Officer.
(or as the case may be.)

FORM NO. 5.
(Rule 7.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE,. 1951.

REGISTRATION NOTICE.
I'AKE NOTICE that-
(a) the-boundaries'of polling division No. .................................... of the electoral district
o f ............................... ....... ....... ... ..... . ......... a re a s fo llo w s ...................................................................

........ ...... ....... .. .................... ..... I ....... ...... ... .............. .......................................................... ................... ............................................................ .


(b) The enumeration of all qualified persons will begin on the.....
d ay of...........................................................19.................. an d w ill be com pleted n th e................... .................
d ay of .............. ................................. . 19.................
(c) The enumerator for, the above polling division is........................ ..................................

(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 one
electoral district if he or she-






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(i) is a British subject of the age of twenty-one years or upwards; and
(ii) has resided in th4 Colony for a period of at least twelve months
immediately before the date of registration or is domiciled in the Colony
and is resident therein at that date.
(e) No person shall be entitled to be registered as an elector in any electoral
district who-
(i) has been sentenced by a Court in any of His Majesty's dominions 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 was sentenced or such other punishi'ient as npay by
competent authority have been substituted therefore or received a free
pardon; or
S (i) is a person adjudged to be of unsound mind or detained as a criminal
lunatic under any law in -force in the Colony; or
(iii) is disqualified for registration- as an elector by any law in force in the
Colony relating tp 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 twenty days beginning on the
.. ............................................ d a y o f .......................... ..... ........,............ 1 9 ..................
day of ..... ..... ...... ....... ................... ...........................


Registration Officer.
D a te... ................... ............................ ........



SFORMI NO. 6.

.(Rule 8.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

INDEX Boox.


Electoral District. cf
Polling Division No.


(Insert name of polling division, if any)


C o m p rising g ..... ......... .... ................. ......................................... ................................................................................. ..
(insert the description of the boundaries of the polling division:)

..................................... ......................... ............. .............................. .................................................................................. ..... .......
.. . . . . k . .. . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . .






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FORM NO. 7.
(Rule 12.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ('ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

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.

D a ted th is.... ...................................................... d a y o f.............................. ......................... .. ...... .....


Enumerator.

S FORM NO. 8.
(Rule 16.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF ENUMERATOR-UPON COMPLETION OF HIS WORK,
I, the undersigned enumerator appointed to prepare the preliminary lis4 of
electors for polling division No. .............................. of the electoral district of ...................................
................................ do solemnly swear that it contains as complete and ascorrect 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.
Sw orn before m e at .................................................... .........
th is.............................. ....................... a y o f...:.......... ......................... ................
1 9 ..................


Registration Officer


Enumerator. .







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FORM NO. 9.

(Rule 19)

THE LEGISLAt'IVirCOUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.


NOTICE OF CLAIM;.

*To the registration -officer for the electoral district of.


STA K E -N O T ICE that I, ...... ................. ............ ........................................ . ......................
(Name of clainiant)
f ................................................................................ .... ...... ... .........
(Place of residence)
............ .......................................... ................. ................... .............. .. .......................... ......................... ...................... .................. ..


(Occupation)
am qualified for inclusion iii the preliminary list for polling division No. ..........................
of th e above electoral district of .............................................. .............. ................................... ..... ...............
and that my name, address hnd occupation have been (omitted from) (wrongly
stated in) such list and-that I hereby claim that such list be amended (by the
Sinsertion of my name, address andcloccupation therein) (by the correction of the
particulars therein relating to my name, address and occupation) :
(Strike out bracketed words not applicable)


(Signature of Claimant.)


S.- .-(Witness.) ....

Notes;-This form need not-be witnessed unless the claimant instead of signing
makes his mark. -
(Other Side.)

(Form No. 9.)-

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.,

. To the Registration ofiher of the Electoral District of.................................. ............. .............

..........(Add...ess of Registratio .fficer......
(Address of Registration Officer.).


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ORM NO. 10. -

(Rules 20, 21.)

THE LEGISLATIVE-COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

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. ..........
Sof 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)
6n 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. 10.)

NorvoI OF-OBJECTION.

To the Registration Officer-for the Electoral District of ...
.......... ................. ............... ........... a ................. at. .............. .........................
....... .............. ................... ........ ....... ................. .......
(Address of Registration Officer.)
(This card is to be sent by registered post or left at the Registration Oftier'
-. Office.) "








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FORM NO. 10.

(Rules 40, 21.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

NOTICE OF OBJECTION.

To.the registration.officer. for the- electoral district of ..................................... ............


T A K E -N O T IC E th at I, ..................................................... ........................................................................................
(Name of objector.)
........................................
(occupation.)
of .... ........... ........ ...................... ................................................. ......... ............................. ... .............
(Postal address of objector.)
am.qualifiedTfbr 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.

Note4i-This form need not be witnessed unless the objector instead of signing
makes his mark.
(To be printed on back of Form.)

(Form No. 10.)

NOTICE OF OBJECTION.

ii'his is to be sent to persons objected to)

.....-............ ; .................
(Nameand address of persons objected to)
(This card is to be sent by registered postJ. '




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FORM NO. 11.
(Rule 18.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONSS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

REVISION NOTICE. -
. TAKE NOTICE that-
(a) the boundaries of polling division No .................................... of the electoral district
o f ................................. ............................................................... ........................................................................... a r e a s f o llo w s -





(b) the preliminary list of qualified persons for the above polling division will
-be revised on th e.............................................. ......... day of................ ............ . ............................at............................. ...
a t ...................... ................. o 'clo ck .
(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. 9, in the First Schedule to the aforesaid Ordinance to the
reg istra tio n o ffic er a t ............................................................................... .......................................................... .................... ............

_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. 12,
in the First Schedule to the said Ordinance to the registration officer at ......................
............................................................... I ................................. ................................... ...............................................................................................
(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. 10 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 ) w ill b e th e.................................................. d ay of ........... ....................................... 19............
(g) -copies of the forms mentioned above may be obtained at any post office
or registration officer's office.
....................................... ....................
Registration Officer
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FORALNO. 12.
(.Rule 24.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

NOTICE OF RESIDENCE.
T A K E N O T IC E th at I- ............................. ........................... ........................................ ............ ....... ............
(Name.)

o f .......... ......... . . . ......................... ............. ..... .......... ... ................ .................... ... ..............
(Address.) ... (Occupation.)
whose iame 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 ......... ......................
district of ated a..................................... ...................................... ............ .. ...... of.. ...........
D a te d a t................ .. ............................... .....th is .......................................................... d a y -o f ....... ............... .. ................
19.................

Signature of Elector.
(Reverse side of Form.) -

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

NOTICE OF RESIDENCE.

To the registration officer for the electoral district of ........ ............. .....
at ............................................



FORM NO. 13.
(Rule 25)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

NOTICE TO PERSONS OBJECTED TO.

TAKE NOTICE that I have received objections to the inclusion ofyour name,
address and occupation in the'proposed list of electors for.polling division No.
............................ of the el ctoral district of..................................... ..... .......................... and that the
revision of the said list w ill take place on .the............................................................day of ......................
19.................. betw een the h ours of ......................... ........ an d ........................................
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






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FORM NO; 15.
(Rule 26)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

LIST OF CLAIMS.
TAKE NOTICE that the persons (hereinafter referred to as claimants) whosee
names, addresses and occupations are set out in Part 1 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
o o............................... 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 II 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 nam es, addresses or
occupations, as the case may be should be amended to conform with the names,
. addresses and occupations as set out in PartrII of the Schedule to this notice :
SAND FURTHER TAKE 'OTICE 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 sendjin an objection
to such inclusion not later than the....: ...............................................day of.................. ................... .......
a n d a tte n d a t ................................................................................o n th e.......................................................... d a y o f..................
t...............................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. Postal Address. Occupation.




PART II.

Name. Postal Address. Occupation.


D a t e ...... ..... ......... ...............................................


Registration Officer.


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FORM NO. 16.
(Rule 27.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

LIST OF OBJECTIONS.

S TAKE NOTICE that the persons whose names, addresses and occubpations, 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 persons whose nam es addresses and
occupations are specified in the second column of the Schedule to this notice upon
the groundsspecified 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.
S(Rule 30.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

NOTICE OF INSERTION OR CORRECTION.
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
Scon sidered by m e at ........................... ..... ................................ .... on ......................... ...............................
betw een th e h ours of ......................................... an d ......................................

-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. .......... . .19
D ate th is .............. ........... ...... .... I ... ................... 1.....
Registration Officer.






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................................... ................................................ ............................................ the
undersigned, having been appointed election clerk for the electoral district of
......................................................................... do sw ear that I will act faithfully in the capacity- of
election clerk and also of that of returning officer, if required toact as such in
accordance with the provisions of the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance,
1951, and of any .rules made thereunder, without partiality, fear, favour, or
affection to the best of my ability.


Election Clerk.
S w orn before m e th is ............... .......................................... d ay of ......................................... .......... 19........


Justice of the Peace
(or as the case may be.)

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FORM NO. 22.
(Section 17.)

THE LEGISLATIVE. COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

OATH OF A PRESIDING OFFICER.

I .... . ....................................................................................... ......... .......... ......................................-.. .. .................. ..... -th e
undersigned, appointed presiding officer for polling station No .................................... of the
electoral district of .............................................................. ..................... sw ear that I w ill act faithfully in
my said capacity of Presiding Officer, according to law, without partiality, fear,
favbur 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.

Sw orn before m e at ......................... ........... th is ........................................................... day
of ........ . ....... ................ .. ....... 19..............


Returning Oficer.
(or as the case may be.)




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FORM NO. 23.
(Section 18.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE,-1951.
OATH OF A POLL CLERK.
I .................................. ......................................................... .................... ....... ........... ........ ............... .......... th e
uhdeisigned, 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.

Sw orn before m e at .......... ............................... ........ ............... this ....... ... .. .................. ........day
o f .............................. .......... ........ 1... . ......., .

Presiding Officer.
(or as the case may be.)

FORM NO. 24.
(Section 21.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
NOTICE OF ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF

His Honour the Administrator 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 nom nation, 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 Wednesday when the office is closed at...
p.m. (Sunrday also excepted).
Every nomination paper must be signed by any six or more electors qualified
tto vote in the electoral district of ............................................................ ........... and be handed te
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






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I .................................................................. ................................... ...................... ..... ............ .......... n o m in a te d
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 nam e as m y address for serving of
process and papers under the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance, 1951 :-
Address .......................................... ..................................... .......... ...
W witness m yh and this ................................ ... ........... day of................................. .. ................ 19.........
Signed by the said nominee in the
presence of
.............. . . ...................................................... I ..................... . .......................
Signature of Witness. Signature of Candidate



FORM NO. 26.

(Section 23.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

STATUTORY DECLARATION OF A PERSON NOMINATED AS A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION AS A.
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

Q qualification of ..................................... ..
of ................. .................... ...... ............................. . ................................... ............ ............
in the ............... ............................... of ............................... ........ ............................. nom inated as a candidate
for election as a member of the Legislative Council for the electoral district of


I, ................................... ........ ........... .. of
I ................................................................ .......... . ......................................... I ................................ .........;.. o f
.... .... . ...................... ....... ... ........... in th e ................................................ o f ......................................
do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows :
That I am duly qualified to be elected a member of the Legislative Council for
this electoral district.
I make this declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and
according to the Oaths Abolition Act, Chapter 25, and I am aware that if there
is any statement in this declaration which is false in fact which Lknow or believe
to be false or do not believe to be true, I am liable to fine and imprisonment.

(S ig n e d ) ............................................... ............................ .........
D declared before m e th is ................................................... day of ..........................................................19..........

(Signed) ...... .. ......................




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FORM NO. 26A., -
(Section 23.)-

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
STATUTORY DECLARATION OF AGENT OF A PERSON NOMINATED AS A CANDIDATE FOR
ELECTION AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
Q u alifi cation o f ............................................. ..........................................................
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 th e ......................... ...... f.....of ............................... ................................ .......... solem nly an d sin cerely
declare as follows :-
T h at ......................................................................................................................................... ............. ............... .......................... is
duly qualified to be elected a member of the Legislative Council for this electoral
district.
I make this declaration conscientiously believing-the same to be true and
according to the Oaths Abolition Act, *Chapter 25,, 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.
(S ig n e d ) .... ........................... .............. .. ..... ............................
Agent for
D declared before m e this ............................................day of........... ....................................... .........
S(Sign ed ) ............... .. ........... .... ............ ...................

FORM NO. 27.
(Section 25.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
RETURN OF UNCON TESTED ELECTION.
I hereby certify that the member elected for the electoral district of ...............
in pursuance of the w within W rit is ....................................................................................................................
....................I............ ................I............I........I....................I......................................................
(Insert name, address and occupation of member elected.)
....................... ..................................................................................................................................................... ........... ...
(as stated on the nomination paper)
no other candidate having been nominated.
D a te d a t ................................. ......................................... th is ..................................... .. .................. d a y o f ..... ..
1 9 ..................

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FORM NO. 28. (Section 26.)
THE, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
NOTICE OF GRANT OF 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
Sand 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 Stations established in the various Polling Divisionis
comprised in the said electoral district :
P ollin g S station s :.................... ........... ........... ......... ..... ......... ......... ......................... .............. 4.
.. ... ................ ............................................................................................ I .................................. : ...........




Candidates :................................ ............... ............................... ...........................


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

of which all persons are hereby required to take notice, and govern themselves
accordingly.
The final counting of the votes will take place on the......................................................day of
........ ................................. ...... at................. ...................................................at th e h our of eight t o'clock in th e
forenoon.
G, iven under m y hand at .. .......... ............ ..... .......... ........... this ....... ... ..... ...
day of ......: ................ ....... ....... 19 ..................
S ". Returning Officer

FORM NO. 29. (Section 28.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
-RETTRN WHERE CANDIDATES WITHDRAW OR DIE.
I hereby certify that the member elected for the electoral district of .....................
......... ................... ..... in pursuance of the w within W rit is .................................... .......... .......................

...... ................................. .
S (Insert name, address and occupation of member elected:)
.............................. ............
(as stated on'the nomination paper.)
the other or all other candidates having withdrawn or died.
D a ted a t .......... .. ...... ... .......................................... th i ......................................................... d a of ......
19...........

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FORM NO. 30.
(Section 29.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

BALLOT PAPER.

No. 6700 GENERAL ELECTION..............................
N o. 6700 .................... ............. .......................... Electoral D district.
Voter's Number on Roll ........... ........

SSpace for initials
Polling D ay .......................;................ of P .O .

---Do not fold- beyond this line


1. BABULAH, Conrad D.
Chancery Lane,
\ Engineer:


I 2. OCEAN, Francis
Hayes Street,
Merchant.


3. RONSON, Emmanuel
Marli Street,.
Insurance Broker.


FORM NO. 31.

(Section 31.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

DIRECTION TO ELECTORS.
Each elector may vote only at one polling station and for only one Candidate.
The'electmr will go into one of the compartments and with a black lead pencil
thare provided place a cross within the 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
office. and the numbers on the counterfoil can be seen and the counterfoil
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so folded to the Presiding Officer wi\o 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.
If 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 anygnark on the
ballot paper by which he can afterwards be identified his vote will be void and will
not be counted. .
In-ihc 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 favorr cf Francis Otean.

GENERAL ELECTION....................................

2655 ..........E.......................................................a................ E electoral D district.
Voter's Number on, Roll:..... ...............



SSpace for initials
P ollin g D ay ...................................... ..........f P .O .



Do not fold beyond this line


1. BABULAH, Conrad D.
Chancery Lane,
Engineer..


2. OCEAN, Francis
Hayes Street,
Merchant.


3. RONSON, Emmanuel
SMarli Street,
Insurance Broker. ,,


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FORM No. 32. (Section 38). z

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

POLL BOOK.


Particulars of persona apply-
asecu- Particulars of Elector. ing for Ballot Papers after'
e Bum- i another person has voted as ,
'given such-person. Object-
iach tons____ ____f
sector Form ny made
she Consecu- numbers (a) (b) Consecu- on behalf Remarks.
plies tivenum- of Oaths, Record Record tive num- Record of any
for Name of Occupa- Postal ber of if any that that ber of that Cndi-
allot. Elector. tion. address. Elector Electoris Oath Elector ame Elector, .Oath dates.. -
on list of required sworn or has on list of sworn.
S. Electors, to swear. refused, voted. Electors






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(a) Ifsworn insert "sworn", and Iumber of the Oath, if refused insert, "refused t6 be sworn".
(b) When Ballot put into Ballot Box insert voted".
(b) hen allt pu int Balot ox iser vted" '
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FORM NO. 33;
(Sections, 41, 46, 48.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
APPOINTMENT OF AGENT.
I, ......................................... .......... ....... ..... ............... .. ... ............................ nom inated
to serve as a member of the Legislative Council' for the electoral district of
.................................... .... do hereby appoint ......................... .............. .. ....... ..
w h ose a d dress is ..... ..... .... ............... ................................................................... ..............................................
ard w hose occupation is ..................................... ...... ........ .... .............................................. as m y agent
t for the purposes of the proceedings at Polling Station No. ........................................ ..................
t to attend the final-count of votes by the returning officer.


Candidate.
t For ''gent at pulling station.
I For agent at final count.


FORM NO. 34.
(Section 44.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

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 44.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF INCAPACITATED ELECTOR.
You swear that you are incapable of voting without assistance by reason of
physical incapacity.
SO HELP YOU GOD.


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FORM NO. 36.
(Section 44.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF BLIND ELECTOR.
Y o u ............................................................................ ............................... ........................................................................ o f
............................................................................................. ................................. ......... sw ea r th a t y ou a re in cap a b le
of voting without assistance by reason ofyour inability to see.

SO HELP YOU GOD.

FORM NO. 37.
(Section 44.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF FRIEND OF BLIND ELECTOR.-
You swear ._
1. 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.

FORM NO. 38.
(Section 45.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
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 .........................................................
.. ........................................................... . w h ose occup action is given as ...............................................................
and w hose address is given as ........................................ ................................ ....................................
SO HELP YOU GOD.

FORM NO. 39.
(Section 45.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
\ OATH OF QUALIFICATION.
You swear
1. That you. are a British subject of the full age oftwenty-one years.
2.. That you have resided in the Colony for a-period of at least twelve months
immediately prior to the date of your registration as an elector.






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-3. That you are domiciled in the Colony and were resident in .the Colorny at
the date of your registration as an elector.
4. That you are not within any of the classes of persons ,who lack
qualification or are disqualified by reason of crime or mental incapacity.
5. That you are not disqualified by any law in force in the Colony relating to
offences connected with elections.
6. .That you are not the returning office for this electoral district
SO HELP YOU GOD.

NOTE-Paragraph 3 is alternative to paragraph 2.

FORM NO. 40.
(Section 46.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF AGENT OF A CANDIDATE.
un design ed, agent for .............. ........ ......... ................ ...................................................................... ............................th e
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.
S w orn b before m e a t .................................................................... ............ th is ............................................................d a y
of ................................... .................. 1 .................

Returning Officer 7or the electoral
district of

or
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
or
Presiding Officer for polling -division
No .......................................... of the electoral
d district of .... ..................... ...... .... ..

FORM NO. 41.
(Section 47.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF PRESIDING OFFICER AFTER CLOSING OF THEPOLL.
I ............... ................ ........ ............ ........................................ .. .................... .... .... .............................. th e
undersigned, presiding officer for polling station No. .................................... of electoral
district of ............... ........................................................... .... do sw ear that to the best of m y knowledge
and belief this Poll Book kept for the said polling station under my direction has
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........................................ and that it contains a true and exact record of the votes given at
the said polling station as the aid votes were taken threat; that I have faithfully
performed all duties required of -me by law,


Presiding Officer.

S w orn b before n e at .................................... .......... ................... th is .. . ..............................................d ay"

o f ................................. ..... .. 1 9 ................
...........................o. ..... ............ .....................1 9..
Poll Clerk.
(or as the case may be.)



FORM NO. 42.

(Section 47.)
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

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 .f votes recorded thereinis .......................................... 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.

S w orn before m e at ............................... ...... .......................... th is .............. ....................... d ay

o f .......................................... ............ ..... 19 .


Presiding Officer.
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FORM NO. 43.
(Section 47.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

STATEMENT OF THE POLL AFTER COUNTING THE BALLOTS.

Electoral D district of .................................. ................................ Polling Station N o. ..........................

Number of ballot papers received from .....................................
the returning officer ..........................................
N um ber of ballot papers cast for .................. ........................................ ............
do. do. do. ..............
do do. d o ..... ......... ........ ....................... ...
do. do. do.
d o d o d o .... ....................................... ....................
d o d o d o .......... .... .. ..............................................
d o d o d o .................. ................ .....................................
d o d o d o .................. ...........................................................:...

Number of Rejected ballot papers--...................................................


Total number of ballot papers .found in
b o x ........................................................ ............................... ........................ .............
Number of unused ballot papers unde-
ta ch ed from th e b ook s ................................. ..........................................................
Number of t Spoiled 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 statcment is correct.
D a te d a t .................................... .................................... th is ........................... ................ ...............d a . .......
19..........

Presiding Officer.


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FORM NO. 44.
(Section 47.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.
OATH OF.MESSENGER SENT TO COLLECT BALLOT. BOXES.
I, ................................ ......... ........................................ .......................... ....................... ..... m essen g er
appointed by ............................................. ............................................................ .......... ..............
returning officer for theelectoral district of ................................ ....................... do swear
that the several boxes to the number of ............................... which werused at
polling stations Nos.............. .......................... ..........
p o llin g~sta tion s N os ................................................... .................... .... ..- ....................... ............................... ............... .....
of this electoral district on polling day now.delivered- by me to.............................
................ ............... . ........... :. w ere handed to m e 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.
S w orn b before m e at ............................... .... ................................. .... th is ....: ............ ................................ d ay .
of ........ ........ ... ......... 19 .
o f ............... ...................... .................... 9........; ......... -

Retuerning Officer.
(or as the case may be.)



FORM NO. 45.
S(.Section 52.)

THE LEGISLATIVE .COUNCIL ELECTIONSN) ORDINANCE; 1951.
S"RETURN AFTER POLL HAS BEEN TAKEN.
S I hereby c&ftify that the member elected for the electoral district of
...................................... ...... in pursuance of the within writ as having received
the m majority of votes law fully given is .............................................................. .. ......... ..... ............ .......

(ngme, address and occupation as stated in nomination paper.)
D ated at ....................... ................... ......................... th is .... .............................. ..ay of........:...........
19............. ..


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FORM NO. 46.

(Section 8.)

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

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 w ith the provisions
of the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordinance, 1951, and of any regulations
made thereunder to the best of my ability.


Sworn before me


. ............................ ......
Registration Officer.

.... ................... .
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
'(or as the case" may be.)
D a te ................... ..... .................. ...... ..........


SECOND SCHEDULE.

REGISTRATION RULES.


1. The names in each list of electors shall be arranged in
alphabetical order according to Form No. 2 in the First 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 16th
day of April 1951 cause to be. prepared in and for his electoral
district, and pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance,
preliminary lists of all persons who are qualified as electors in
the polling divisions comprised therein. -
3. The Supervisor of Elections shall by writing in the form
set out as Form No. 3, in the First Schedule appoint a person to be
enumerator for each polling division in the electoral district.
4. :Each enumerator shall -b qualified as-an elector in the
electoral district, and shall preferably be a resident in the polling
division for.which he has been appointed.
5. The Supervisor of Elections may at anY'time replace any
enumerator appointed by him by appointing another enumerator
to act in the plate and stead of the person already appointed, and
any enumerator., replaced shall, upon request in writing,signed
by the Supervis f; Elections, deliver or-give up to the person.


SForm of list of
electors.



Commencement
of enumeration.



^Appointment of
enumerators.

Qualification
of enumerator.

Removal by
Supervisor of
Elections.-


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appointed in his place or to any other 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 office of 6. Every enumerator shall forthwith on his appointment take
enumerator, an oath, as such in the form set out as Form No. 4, in the First
Schedule, detach it from the form of appointment and send it to
the Supervisor of Elections through the Registration Officer.
Registration 7. The enumerator shall, immediately after his appointment,
Notice. affix on-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. 5 in the First
Schedule.

House to House 8. Each enumerator after taking his oath, as such, shall on
enquiry. the 16th day of April 1951 proceed to ascertain the
name, 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 he 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. 6 in the First Schedule, with the names of the electors
grouped according to the initial letters of their surnames, and
with the surname, given names, postal address and occupation of
each being fully stated.
Complete 9. Each enumerator shall exercise the utmost care Tin
enumeration, preparing the 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.


1 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.


Enumeration.


11. The names, addresses and ocCupations fall electors who
are included in a preliminary list shall be w n up according
to Form No. 2 in the First Schedule, as directewy the Supervisor
of Elections.


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-12. On the completion-of his list (which shall in no case be Certified
later than the 25th day of April, 1951), the enumeratorr shall preliminary
certify the list in the form set out as Form No. 7 in the First lists to be sent
Schedule. Not later than the following day he shall transmit the to registration
list to the Supervisor of Elections through the registration officer. Officer.
13. The Supervisor of Elections shall on the receipt of the Enumerator to
preliminary lists from the enumerators cause to be prepared and certify copies of
completed on or ,before the 16th day of May, 1951 four preliminary
typewritten copies of each of such lists. The typewritten l\sts.
copies shall then be checked by the Registration officer and the
respective enumerator and certified in the form set out as Form
No. 7 in the First Schedule.
14. The registration officer shall distribute two copies of Distribution of
such lists to each enumerator, arrange one complete set of lists certified copies-
numerically according to polling divisions- and send it to the of preliminary-
-Supervisor of Elections and keep the remaining set for himself. lists.
15. The enumerator shall on-the 20th day of May, 1951 affix Posting up of
on each of two buildings in his polling division a certified copy of preliminary
the preliminary list, preference being given to public buildings, if lists.
any, in his polling division., Such lists shall remain posted up
until the 12th day of June, 1951.
16. On the completion of his work, the enumerator shall take Oath of
an oath in the form set out as Form No. 8 in the First Schedule. enumerator on
completion of
work.
17. Every registration officer shall distribute' to every Post Registration
Office in his district a sufficient number of copies of the forms set officer to
out as Forms No. 9, No. 10 and No. 12 in the First Schedule. distribute to
Post Offices
copies of Forms
Nos. 9, 10 and 12.
18. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to have Notice of
affixed by.the enumierator at the same time as he is posting up the Revision.
preliminary list one revision notice, in the form set out, as Form
No, 11 in the First.Schedule, for each list.
10. Any person who claims to be entitled to be registered as Claims to be
an elector, and who is not entered, or is entered in an incorrect delivered or
manner, or 'with incorrect particulars in the preliminary list, may posted to
claim to be registered, or to be registered correctly, by sending to. registration
the registration officer, not later than the 12th day of officer.
June,',1951 a claim in the form set out as Form No. 9 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. *


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Notice of
objection, to
registration. /



Notice of
objection to
claims.



Form No. 10.



Dates for
making
objections.

Names on more
than one list.


Notice to
persons
affected jy
objection.


Publication of
claims to
insertion.





Publication of
objections to
registration.


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 -of objection in the
form set out as Form No. 10 in the First Schedule or such other
form as may be prescribed. /
21. 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- the list of
claimants by sending notice of. objection to the -registration
officer in the form set out as Form No. 10 ih the First Schedule or
such other form as may be prescribed.
22. Form No. 10 in the First Schediile 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.
23. The objection to any name included in the preliminary
lists shall be sent not later than the 12th day of June, 1951 and the
objection, to-claims.for inclusion in the lists shall be sent not
later than the 22nd day of June,_1951.
24. Any elector whose name appears on more than one
preliminary list shall forthwith notify the registration officer, in-
the form. set out as Form No. 12 in the First Schedule, of the
polling division in which he elects to have his name retained.
25. The registration officer shall immediately after receiving
any notice of objection, send by registered post' a notice in the
form set out as Form No. 13 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. 14, in the First Schedule
to the person making the objection.
26.- It shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to
be affixed, not later than the 17th day )f June, 1951, 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 until the 22nd day'bf June,
1951.
27. It-shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to
be affixed, not later than the 17th day of June, 1951 to
two buildings 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
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28. It shall be the duty of the registration officer to cause to
be affixed, not later than the 26th day of June, 1951 to tUo
buildings in the polling -division, in the form set out as Form
No. 15 in the First Schedule, a list of 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 until the Ist day of July, 1951.

29. The registration officer shall consider all objections of
which notice- 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.

30. The registration officer shall also consider all claims of
which notice 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 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 the preliminary lists as are required in order to
carry out his decisionsin respect of any objections or claims, and
She 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 preliminary lists otherwise than. in pursuance of a claim or
objection, or 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 the preliminary lists and do everything necessary
in time to allow the publication of the lists so corrected as
required by these Rules.


Posting up the
list of objections
to claims.





Consideration
of objections.





Consideration
of claims.








Correction of
lists.








Objection to
corrections.







Completion of
lists.


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1951.


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One copy of 34. The registration officer shall certify, in the form set out
Aially revised as Form No. 19 in the First Schedule, two sets of preliminary lists
lists to be revised in accordance with the provisions of rule 30 and, not later
posted to than the 19th day of July, 1951 he shall post one set of
Superviso' of such finally revised lists to the Supervisor of Elections and
Elections and retain the other set in his office for inspection by the public.'-
the other kept It shall be the duty of the registration officer, on the application
for inspection of any person during business hours and -on payment of the
by the public. prescribed fee to furnish such person with copies of the finally
revised lists at any time after the date on which the said lists are
proclaimed to be in force."

Description of 35. On a date to' be determined by the Supervisor of
polling divisions Elections, the registration officer shall transmit to the returning
and maps, and officer a description of -the boundaries of each polling division
finally revised together with the maps on which the killing divisions are traced.
-lists to be On the completion of his- revision he shall transmit to the
transmitted to returning officer the set of the finally revised lists retained by-him
returning pursuant to the provisions of the last preceding rule.
officer.
Insertion of 36. If after the finally revised lists have been printed the
names in. registration officer has reasonable cause to believe that the name
printed lists, of any elector which has been included in the preliminary list of
electors for any polling division 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 the corrected copies of the list to the
returning officer for the district concerned and the Supervisor of
Elections. He shall also notify the person whose name was
omitted of the insertion. The registration officer shall not insert
the name of any person expunged by him from the preliminary
list of electors in pursuance of a. decision in respect of an objection
made by him under rule 31 or at any time after the seventh day
next before polling day.
If the printed lists have already been distributed, the
returning officer shall accordingly notify the persons whom he
believes to be likely to be nominated as candidates for the
relevant electoral district or who have actually been nominated
and the presiding officer for the polling division concerned.

Deletion of 37. (1) If," during, the period between the revision of any
names .from electoral list and nomination day, a registration officer has
printed lists, reasonable cause to believe that there appears upon any finally


1951.


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Legislati* Council (Elections).


revised list the name of any person who is not qualified for
inclusion in such list or that any insertion which has been -made
under rule 36 of these Rules, is in respect of a person who is not
entitled to be included in such list, he shall hold a special revision
to investigate such case. The registration officer shall give at
least five days' notice by i'egistered post to such person of the time
and place at which such special revision will take place and at
such time and place consider the eligibility of such person to be
included in the 'finally revised list. If he decides that the name
of such person should not be included in the finally revised list he
shall delete such name therefrom and initial the deletion on all
undistributed copies of the list. He shall then notify the
returning officer and the Supervisor of Elections- of all such
deletions.
(2) If printed lists: have already been distributed the
returning officer shall accordingly notify the persons-whom he
believes to be likely to be nominated as candidates for the
relevant electoral district or who have actually been nominated
and the presiding officer for the polling division concerned.
(3') No special revision under this rule shall be held later
than the seventh'day after nomination day.
38. Where the registration officer is by these Rules required
to publish any document, he shall publish the document by
making the proper entries on the prescribed forms and a copy of
the document available for inspection by the public in his office,
and, if he thinks fit, in any manner which is, in his opinion,
desirable for the purpose of bringing the contents of the document
to the notice of those interested.
Any failure to publish a document in accordance with these
Rules shall not invalidate the document.
39. If' any person without' lawful authority destroys,
mutilates, defaces or removes, or makes any alteration in any
notice published by the registration officer in connection with his
registration duties, or any copies of a document which have been
made available for inspection in pursuance of these Rules, he
shall be liable on summary conviction, to a fine of fifty dollars.

40. The registration officer shall, without fee, on the
application of any person, supply forms of claims and notices of
objections.

41. The' registration officer shall, on the application of any
person, allow that person to inspect, and take extracts from, or
on payment of the prescribed fee, supply to that person copies of
the lists of electors for any registration unit in his electoral
district and any claim or notice of objection made under these
Rules.


Publication of
documents.







Destroying or
defacing
documents.




Duty of
registration
officer to supply
forms.

Supply of
copies of claims,
objections, &c.


1951.







No. Legislative Council (EZectfons) 1951.


Mode of sending
notices &c.-


Information
from
householders,-&c.






Declarations as
to age and
nationality.










Hearing of
claims and
objections.


Power to
require evidence
on oath.


False
'declaration.


Provisions as to
misnomer or
inaccurate
description.


42. Any claim or notice of objection which is under these
Rules to be sent to the registration officer may be sent to him by
registered post, postage free, addressed to him at his office or
delivered by hand.
43. The Registration officer may require any employer or
any householder or any person owning or occupying, any land or
premises within his electoral district, or the agent of such peffon,
to give any informaticP in his possession which the registration
officer- may require for the purpose of his duties as registration
officer; ana, if any person fails to give the required information,
or gives false information, he shall be liable, on summary
conviction, to a fine of ninety-six dollars. Any notice requiring
information under this rule may-be sent by post.
44. The registration officer, before registering any person as
an elector, may, if he thinks it necessary-
(a) require that person either to produce a certificate of birth,
or, if that is 'not practicable, to make a statutory
declaration that such person has attaineFd the required
age; and
(b) require that person to produce a certificate of
naturalisation or to make a statutory declaration that he
is a British subject.
Where a declaration is so required no fee shall be paid thereon.
The registration officer shall during office hours allow any person
to inspect and take a copy of any such declaration.
45. On the consideration of any claim or objection or other
matter by the registration officer, any person appearing to the
registration officer to be interested may appear and be heard
either in person or by any other person, other than counsel, on
his behalf.
46. The registration officer may, at the request of any person
interested, or if he thinks fit without such request, on the
consideration of any claim, or objection, or other matter, require
that the evidence tendered by any person should be given on oath
and may administer an oath for the purpose.
47. Any person who in the course of the revision, of any
preliminary list makes before a registration officer any statement
upon oath or any solemn affirmation which he knows to be false,
oi does not believe to be true, shall be -guilty of an offence and
upon summary conviction thereof shall be liable to be imprisoned
with hard labour for a term of twelve months.
48. 'No misnomer or inaccurate description of any person or
place on any list or in any notice shall prejudice the operation of
this Ordinance as respects that person or place, provided that the
person or place is so designated as to be commonly understood:-


Legislative Council (Electibns)


1951.


No. .







.No. Legislative Council (Elections) 1951.


Passed the Legislative Council this day of \ 1951.


Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J 26/1950)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this bill is to provide for the registration, on the basis of
universal adult suffrage, of persons entitled to vote at elections of members of the
Legislative Council, to regulate the procedure at such elections, and for other
purposes incidental thereto or connected therewith.
2. The Bill is based on the Trinidad Legislative Gounbil (Elections)
Ordinance No. 10 of 1946, as amended.

P. CECIL LEWIS,,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House
Kingstown
26th February, 1951.










.. RULES AND ORDERS, 151, No

HIRING OF GOVERNMENT LAU Z "- ,ITULES.

(Gazetted 3rd April, i9S:, ),

1. Short title. These Fules may be clit:-; as the J.-,. of Government
Launch Rules, 1951.

2. Conditions and rates of hire. 'ihe. Government Launch, may be .
hired on the cnionhions hereinafter mentioned, and a, the rates set out'in the
Scnedule hereto.

3. Advance payment of initial fee. The initial fie for the. first 24
hours of charter shall, in each case, be paid by the bir.er in advance into the
Treasury and the relevant Treasury Receipt shall be presented to the Coxswain,
who shall record in the ship's.log the name c the hirer, .the number of the.,
Treasury Receipt and its amount, before the launch 'ill bie allowed to proceed.

4. Additional. payment.' The additional amount at the rate 'of $12.00
for each additional 24-hour' period for which the launch is detained by the hirer
shall be paid into the Treasury by the hire' wiihin seven'days of the return of the.
launch to Kingstown or Villa.

5. Coxswain and crew' to manage la .;:, No person other than
the Coxswain and his trew shall steer 6r handle the ltaupch or perform any acts of.
,seamanship, navigation and engineering for the safety of the launch at moorings
and under way.

S6. Size of hirer's party; A hirer's party travelling on the launch, shall,
apart from the crew not exceed twelve persons.

7. Maintenance of Launch. /The Goverm'ent will .be responsible for
the proper fuelling of the-la unch, for the keeping of the launch and all. its
machinery, equipment, apparatus and gear in good. seaworthy orger, and for its
victualling for the rationing of the crew under the carE of the launch's coxswain.

8. Port and Harbour Dues. .The Government will be responsible for
the payment of all port and harbour dues incidental to. any voyage of the launch.

9.. Government's rights,in an emergency'. The Government reserves
the right, in an emergency only, toput on board exLra passengers at fares to be ,
arranged by Government and which the Government will collect in addition the
hiring fee. '


S* :, -'*






*. ,'
10. Charges for special trips. Charges
arranged by Government, from time to time, in
circumstances of each case.


SCHEDULE.
From Kingstown to :-
Falls of Baleine ...... ......
B equia ...... ...... ..... ...
M ustique ... ...... ......
Belliceaux & Battowia
Canouan .... ...... ...... ......
Mayreau & Tobago Cays ......
Union Island ...... . .. ... .... ..
Carriacou ...... ...... ...... ......
St. Lucia ...... ...... .....
Grenada .... ..... ..... ....


for special trips will be
the light of .the particular





...... ...... 40.
. .. ...... $ 40.
..... ...... ...... $ 50.
.... ...... ...... ...... $ 60.
...... ....... ...... ...... $ 80 .
....... ...... ...... ...... $ 90.
$100.
...... ...... ...... $120.
...... .... ...... $120.
...... $150.


The above charges cover the first day of twenty-four hours in each case. An
additional charge of, twelve dollars ($12) will be made for each 24-hour period the
launch is detained by the hirer after the first 24 hours.



Made by the Governor with the approval of the. Executive Council this 29th
day of March 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of Executive Council.
(Q 15/1950)

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SAINT VINCENT.

SSTATU Y RULES AND ORDERS,

-7/.01 o 1950, No. 25.

PRICE E TROL (AMENDMENT NO. 13) NOTICE.

(Gazetted 3rd April, 1951).

1. Short title. This Notice may be cited as" the Prices Control
(Amendment No. 13) 'Notice.
2. Amendment. The prices set out hereunder are the MaCximum
prices for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the First
Schedule Part B to the'Prices Control Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) is hereby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the columns
opposite the articles: Golden Shell Motor Oils," "Shell X-100 Motor Oils,"
" Golden Shell Gear Oil," Shell Spirax," "Shell Talpa," "Esso Extra Motor Oil,"
Essolube M/Oil (All Grades)," "Essolube Gear Oil (All Grades," "Esso Cup
Grease," Esso Gear Grease," '" Shell Motor Grease," Shell Tracol No. 2-(Gear),"
"Beef Corned-Champion Brand," "Herrings-Smoked, Lion Brand," "Salt-
Coarse," and substituting therefore the following :
FIRST SCHEDULE-PART B.


ARTICLE.


GOLDEN SHELL MO-
TOR OILS In
drums
GOLDEN SHELL MO-
TOR OIL-ex cab-
inet.
do

-do

do

GOLDEN SHELL MO-
TOR OILS-In 5
A.G. Gals.
GOLDEN SHELL Md-
TOR OTLS-In 1
A.G: Tin.
GOLDEN SHELL. MO-
TOR OILS-In 5
Qrt. tins.


;5 -TCT
sc-PPl-


MAXIMUM
WHOLESALE PRECE


$2.50 pe
Gal.

$2.56 pe
Gal.

$1.28 per
Gal.
64 per
Gal.
324 per

$10.94 per


$2.56 per


$2.80 per


r Im


MAXIMUM RETAIL PRICE.


SArea "A" Area "B"
p. $2.50 per $2.56 per
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.


Area "C"
$2.50 per
Imp. Gal.


r Imp. $2.56 per $2.56 per $2.56 per
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.

1/2 Imp. $1.28 per 1a/ $1.28 per $1.28 per
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.
1/4 Imp. 64( per /4 64 per 1/4 64 per 1/4
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.
V/8 Imp. 326 per 1/s 32 per .1/ 832q per 1/
Imp. Gal. i Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.
pail $10.94 per .$10.94 per $10.94 per
pail. pail. pail.

tin. $2.56 pertin. $2.56 per tin. $256 per tin.


tin. $2.80 per tin. $2.80 per tin. $2.80 per tin.
tin. $2.80 per tin, $2.80 per tin, $2.80 per tin.





74


ARTICLE. MAXIMUM
WHOLESALE PRICE


GOLDEN SHELL Mo- 554 per Tin
TOR OILS-In /4
Gin. Tin.
SHELL X-100 Mo- $2.64 per Imp
TOR OILS In Gal.
Drums.
SHELL X-100 Mo- $14.86 per pail
TOR OILS In
Pails of 6 A.G.
or 5 Imp. Gals.
SHELL X-100 Mo- $2.73 per tin.
TOR OILS In
1- A.G. Tin.
SHELL X-100 Mo- $3.29 per tin:.
TOR OLS In
5 Qrt. Tins.
SHELL X-100 Mo- 61 .per tin.
'TOR OILS-In 1/4
Gin. Tins.
GOLDEN SHELL $2-56 per Imp.
GEAR OIL All Gal.
G r a des -In
Drums-
GO LD E N SHELL $12.19 per pail.
'GEAR OIL-In 6
A.G. Pails.
Esso EXTRA MOTOR
OIL-
No. 1-In 1 qrt. 664 per tin.
tins.
No. 2-In 1 qrt. 664 per tin.
tins.
No. 5-In 1 qrt. 664 per tin.
tins.
No. 3-In 5 qrt. $3.54 per tin.
tins.
No. 5-In 5 qrt. $3.54 per tin.
tins.
ESSOLUBE (M/Oil)
(All Grades)
In Drums- $2.60 per Imp


Ex Cabinet.

do


MAXIMUM RETAIL PRICE.


Area "A" Aread'B"
554 per Tin 554 per Tin-


$2.64 per $2.64 per
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.

$14.86 per -$.14.86 per
pail. pail.


$2.73 per tin. $2.73


Area "C"
554 per Tin


$2.64 per
Imp. Gal.


$14.86
pail.


per tin- $2.73 per tin.


$3.29 per tin. $3.29 per tin. $3.29 per tin.


61 pe tn. per tin. 61t per t in. 61 pti


$2 .56 per $ 2.56 per
Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.


$12.19 per $12.19 per
pail. pail.


per tin.


66e per tin.


664 per tin. 660 per tin.

664 per-tin. 664 per tin.

$3.54 per tin. $3.54 per tin.


$3.54 per tin.


.$2.60 per


Gal. Imp. Gal.
$2.56 per Imp. $2.56 per
Gal. Imp. Gal.
$1.28 per 1/2 Imp. $1.28 per 1/2
Gal. Imp. Gal.


$3.54 per tin.



$2.60 per
Imp. Gal.
$2.56 per
Imp. Gal.
$1.28 per 1/2
Imp. Gal.


$2.56 per
Imp? Gal.


$12.19 per
pail.



664 per tin..

664 per tin.

664 per tin.

$3.54 per tin.

$3.54 per tin.



$2.60 per
Imp. Gal.
$2.56 per
Imp. Gal.
$1.28 per '/2
Imp. Gal.


-- --








ARTICLE. ;


ESSOLUBE M/OIL
all Grades
Ex Cabinet

do

ESSOLUBE GEAR OIL
(All Grades) In
Drums.
ESSOLUBE GEAR OIL
(All Grades-In
6 A.G. or 5 Imp.
Gls. Pails. v
Esso CUP GREASE
(In Bulk-
Loose)
Esso CUP GREASE
(In 1 lb- tins)
Esso GEAR GREASE
(In Bulk-
Loose)
SHELL MOTOR
GREASE- Retinax
"C" In Bulk -
Loose
SHELL-MOTOR
GREASE- Retiflax
"C" in 1 Ib tins.
SHELL MOTOR
GREASE- Retinax
"C" in 5 lb tins.
SHELL TRACOL NO. 2
-(Gear) (In
bulk-loose)
SHELL SPIRAX 90
E. P. 140 In
Drums-
SHELL SPIRAX 90
& 140-In 5 A.G.
Pails.
SHELL TALPA-30 &
40-In Drums.
SHELL TALPA-30 &
40-In 5 Gall.
Pails.
BEEF. CORNED-
Champion Brand.


MAXIMUM
WHOLESALE PRICE


64< per
Gal.
324 per
Gal.


Imp.

Imp.


$2.68 per Imp.
Gal.

$13.00 per pail



34( per 1b.


per Ib.

per bI.


34S per lb.



50 per lb Tin


$2.28 per tb.


40< per 1b.


$3.36 per Imp
Gal.

$16.00 per pail.


$2.48 per Imp
Gal.
$11.00 per pail.



$23.68 per cs. of 4E
12 oz. tins.


MAXIMUM RETAIL PRICE.

Area "A" Area "B" Area "C"


640 per 1/4
Imp. Gal.
32< per '1/
Imp. Gal.
$2.68 per
Imp. Gal.


$13.00 pe
pail


340 per lb.


64 per 1/
Imp. Gal.
32< per 1/8
Imp. Gal.
$2.68 per
Imp. Gal.


640 per 1/4
Imp. Gal.
32 per /
Imp. Gal.
$2.68 per
Imp. Gal.


;r $13.00 per $13.00 per


34< per lb.


50 per lb. 500 per 1b.

38< per Ib. 38 per 1b.


34< per lb. 34< per 1b.


50< per lb.
tin


504 p
I tin-


$2.28 per lb $2.28


40< pe lbt. -40< per lb.


. $3.3-6
Imp.


340 per lb.


i50<' per lb.

38< per 1b.


34< per lb.


er 1b. 50( per 1b.
S tin

per lb $2.28 per lb


40< per lb.


$3.36 per
Imp. Gal.


per $3.36 per
Gal. Imp. Gal.


$16.00 per $16.00 per $16.00
pail. pail. pail.


$2.48 per
Imp. Gal.
$11.00 per
pail.


i'57' per tin.


$2.48 per
Imp. Gal.
$11.00 per
pail.


58< per tin.


$2.48 per
Imp. Gal.
$11.00 per
pail.


.59< per tin.


_ __








ARTICLE. WHOS RIE MAXIMUM RETAIL*PRICE.
WHOLESALE PRICE

Area "A" Area "B" Area "C"
HERRINGS Smoked- $2.77 per cs. of 15 214 per 1b. 220 per 1b. 23 per lb.
Lion Brand. 1.
SALT Coarse. $4.51 per brl. in 68- per qt. 69 per qt. 70 per qt.
lots of 5 brls. or quart. quart. quart.
more.
$4.75 per single 20 per 1b. 21/2 lb. 3 lb.
barrel.


Area A means the town of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area B means all other places throughout the Colony other than those,
mentioned in Areas "-A" and "C ".
Area C" means all the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owia, Famq,
Windsor Forest and the St. Vincent Grenadines.

Made by the Corietent Authority under seetom 3S of thea Prisea Contre
Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) this 31st day of March, 1951.
J. V. ALVES,
Ag. Controller of Supplies.
CT 20/1949).


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STAT TORY RU LES AND ORDERS,

0
951, No, 26.



COTTON i.* h.'.' (CLOSE SEASON) ORDER.


(Gaze 3rd Asril, i951).



1. Short title This Or ler m:i.y bA eited as the Cottoni Protection (Close
Season) Order. 1951.

2. Close Season. The p-riod b8giinnng on the 1st day of May, 1951, and
ending on the 15th day of Angus_, 1051, f !r ,he Island. of Saint Vincent; the
period beginning on the 15th dayof -Ap;i', 1951, and ending on the 31st day of
Jaly, 1951, for the Islaids of Biqui.. aid IW;tiqn.- and the period beginning on
the 1st day of May, 1951, and end:r~,g n Lhe 15th d'ay of July, 1951, for the
Saint Vincent Grenadines (except the Isnrlds of Bequia and Mustiqne) shall be
close seasons within the meaning of the Coton Protection Ordinance, (Cap .37).


Made by the Governor in Council undir section 3 of the Cotton Protection
Ordinance (Cap. 37) this 30th day of March, 1951.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Olerk of Exeqlutive Council.
(B. 611938).

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF SAINT VINCENT. -


ORDER PAPER.


Meeting of the Council to be ,held at the Council Chamber; Kingstown, on
Thursday 5th April, 1951 at 10 a.m.

AGENDA.
1. Prayers '
2. Confirmation of Minutes
(Minutes of the meeting held on 5th October, 1950)
3. Announceme7its
4. Notices of Motions'
5. Petitions
6. Papers (See Schedule); ..
7. Questions .

The Honourable G. A. McIntosh, Member for Kingstown, to ask the following
question :
Will Government please take steps to have fire hydrants laid in the Villa.
and other areas where the new water supply is being installed

The Hondurable S. F. Bonadie, Member for South Windward, to ask the
following questions :-
1. Will Government please further inform this Council as to the present
position of the Hayward Bequest and the reason for the continued delay in
having the same implemented. I *
2, Will Government please-state what is the estimated cost of the Nurses'
Home that is being built at Montrose *
,3. Will Governmept please state whether any detailedplans and specifications
for the said Nurses' Home have been considered and.approved by -any
responsible body? If the answer is in the affirmative will Gdvernment
please state the name of the responsible body?..
4. Will Government please state why the Control price of sugar ihas been
recently increased?
5. Will Government please state whether .this increase was ever fully '
discussed by the Control Board?
6. Will Government please state how soon the Public- Works Department
intends to dothe proposed improvements to the drdin at Caliiaqua for the
purpose of relieving the customary flooding in this area.

THE ORDER OF THE DAY.
MOTIONS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney to move :-
1. That this Council approves'the Order cited as the Department of Labour'
(Industrial Workers) Order, 1951, made by the Governor in Council under section
5 (1) of the Department of Labour Ordinance, 1942 (No. 14 of 1942.), on-the 13th
day of March, 1951
2. That this Council approves the Order cited as the Department of Labour
- (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment) Order, 1951, made by the Governor in
SCouncil under section 5 (1) of the Department of Labour Ordinance, 1942 (No. 14 '
of 1942), on the 13th day of March, 1951 '
3. That this Council approves the Regulations cited as the St. Vincent
Grammar School, (Amendment) Regulations, 1951, made by the Governor in --
Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance, 1937, on the 13th .cay -of
SMarch, 1951.
4. That this Council approves the Regulations cited.as the St. Vincent Girls'
High School (Amendment) Regulations, 1951, made by the Governor.in Council
under section 29 of'the Education Ordinance, 1937, on the 13th day of March, 1951.

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