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The current Law Reports, 1891 et seq., are thus cited :—
Queen's Bench Division.
The current Irish Common Law Reports, 1893 et seq., are thus cited :—
(1893) 2 I. R.
UNTIL a Consolidation Act is passed defining the dif ferent franchises which exist, and laying down an uniform system of registration, both things within the scope of one, or perhaps two moderately short statutes, the difficulty to those to whom the subject is new, of obtaining a clear view of the varieties of franchises, and of the machinery provided for registration, will continue to be considerable. At present it is necessary to consult a great number of Acts of Parliament, and numerous cases decided upon them, in order to ascertain these matters with accuracy. This, it need hardly be said, arises in part from the gradual alteration and extension of the franchise by legislation at different periods, but it is also in no small degree owing to the manner in which, as a rule, the Acts dealing with these subjects have been framed. It has become customary to legislate by reference to preceding definitions, which are, in some cases, themselves only extensions or alterations of still earlier ones. Until the Representation of the People Act, 1884, it had also been customary to provide that all new franchises were to be in addition to, and not in substitution for earlier ones, and the principle of substitution has been only partially applied in that Act.
With the object of assisting those who are not already familiar with the subject, a short sketch will be here given of the history and present condition of the franchise, and of registration and revision, the reader's attention being directed, only, to the more important points, while, for