Western Weekly Reports Volume 5

Western Weekly Reports Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Election Act, certifying that Thomas J. Agnew received six votes and Villiani Charles McKay 45 votes. There is also a certificate on the next page. purporting to be given under s. I75 of The Saskatclwtvaiz. Election. Act, by which the poll clerk certifies that 51 votes were polled. In my opinion there were were no votes polled at this polling place, S. 33 requires the signature or mark of each voter to be written or made by him in a column for the candidate for whom he votes. None of the persons whose names appear in the book have either signed their name or made their mark. It is evident that the votes were recorded in a manner quite different from that required by the act. Instead of the voter writing his name, or making his mark, in a column headed by the name of the candidate for whom he wished to vote, he has evidently stated the name of the candidate to the poll clerk, who then wrote the name of the candidate in the corresponding line of the column headed "Names of Candidates" to that on which the name of the _voter was written in the column headed Names of Voters." This is apparent from the poll book and the certificate of the deputy returning officer. It was argued that these facts were sufficient to indicate the intention of the voter, and that effect should be given to that intention. A number of cases were cited to us in support of this contention. Most of these cases deal with questions concerning ballots cast in elections held tinder a ballot system. They deal exclusively with the validity of ballots marked in other ways than that prescribed by the several election acts. They establish one general principle, "that if a ballot is so marked that no one looking at it can have any doubt for which candidate...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888731
  • 9781236888730