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(3.) The day of election shall be fixed by the clerk to the district Appendix.

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(4.) Nothing in this Act shall authorise or require a returning officer to hold an election to fill a casual vacancy which occurs within six months before the ordinary day of retirement from the office in which the vacancy occurs, and the vacancy shall be filled at the next ordinary election.

Given under the Seal of Office of the Local Government Board, this Twenty-ninth day of September, in the year One thousand eight hundred and ninety-four.

L. S.

WALTER FOSTER,

HUGH OWEN,

Secretaries.

G. SHAW LEFEVRE,

President,

Appendix.

APPENDIX V.

THE VESTRYMEN AND AUDITORS (LONDON)
ELECTION ORDER, 1894.

To the County Council of the Administrative
County of London ;-

To the Vestries elected under the Metropolis
Management Acts, 1855 to 1890, or
any Act amending those Acts;-

To the Woolwich Local Board of Health ;

To the Vestry Clerk, if any, of every parish in
which the Vestry is elected under the
Acts aforesaid ;—

To the clerk to the Woolwich Local Board of
Health;-

And to all others whom it may concern.

WHEREAS by sub-section (1) of section 31 of the Local
Government Act, 1894, it is enacted as follows:-

"31. (1.) The provisions of this Act with respect to the qualification of the electors of urban district councillors, and of the persons to be elected, and with respect to the mode of conducting the election, shall apply as if members of the local board of Woolwich and the vestries elected under the Metropolis Management Acts, 1855 to 1890, or any Act amending those Acts, and the auditors for parishes elected under those Acts, and so far as respects the qualification of persons to be elected as if members of the district boards under the said Acts, were

urban district councillors
Elections (Hours of Poll) Act, 1885, shall apply to
elections to the said vestries."

Provided that the Appendix.

AND whereas by section 23 of the said Act, it is, amongst other things, enacted as follows:

"23. As from the appointed day, where an urban district is not a borough

"(2.) A person shall not be qualified to be elected or to be a councillor unless he is a parochial elector of some parish within the district, or has during the whole of the twelve months preceding the election resided in the district, and no person shall be disqualified by sex or marriage for being elected or being a councillor. So much of any enactment, whether in a public, general, or local and personal Act, as relates to the qualification of a member of an urban sanitary authority shall be repealed:

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(3.) The parochial electors of the parishes in the
district shall be the electors of the councillors
of the district, and, if the district is divided into
wards, the electors of the councillors for each
ward shall be such of the parochial electors as
are registered in respect of qualifications within.
the ward:

"(4.) Each elector may give one vote and no more for
each of any number of persons not exceeding
the number to be elected :

"(5.) The election shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be conducted according to rules framed under this Act by the Local Government Board.”

AND whereas by section 48 of the said Act it is, amongst other things, enacted as follows:--

Appendix.

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'48. (2.) Rules framed under this Act by the Local Government Board in relation to elections shall, notwithstanding anything in any other Act, have effect as if enacted in this Act, and shall provide, amongst other things,

"(i.) For every candidate being nominated in writing by two parochial electors as proposer and seconder and no more;

"(ii.) For preventing an elector at an election for a union, or for a district not a borough from subscribing a nomination paper or voting in more than one parish or other area in the union or district;

"(iv.) For fixing or enabling the county council to fix the day of the poll

"(vi.) For the appointment of returning officers for the elections."

"(3.) At every election regulated by rules framed under this Act, the poll shall be taken by ballot, and the Ballot Act, 1872, and the Municipal Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act, 1884, and sections seventyfour and seventy-five and Part IV. of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, as amended by the last-mentioned Act (including the penal provisions of those Acts), shall, subject to adaptations, alterations, and exceptions made by such rules, apply in like manner as in the case of a municipal election. Provided that—

"(a.) Section six of the Ballot Act, 1872, shall apply

in the case of such elections, and the returning officer may, in addition to using the schools and public rooms therein referred to free of charge, for taking the poll, use the same, free of charge, for hearing objections to nomination papers and for counting votes; and

"(b.) Section thirty-seven of the Municipal Elections Appendix. (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act, 1884, shall apply as if the election were an election mentioned in the First Schedule to that Act.

"(4.) The provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, and the enactments amending the same, with respect to the expenses of elections of councillors of a borough, and to the acceptance of office, resignation, reeligibility of holders of office, and the filling of casual vacancies, and section fifty-six of that Act shall, subject to the adaptations, alterations, and exceptions made by the said rules, apply in the case of members of the local board of Woolwich, and of a vestry under the Metropolis Management Acts, 1855 to 1890, and any Act amending the same. Provided that—

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"(b.) Nothing in the enactments applied by this section. shall authorise or require a returning officer to hold an election to fill a casual vacancy which occurs within six months before the ordinary day of retirement from the office in which the vacancy occurs, and the vacancy shall be filled at the next ordinary election."

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AND whereas by sub-section (1) of section 79 of the said Act it is enacted that

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sanitary authorities shall take the necessary measures for the conduct of the first elections of

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district under this Act, including any appointment of returning officers required by rules under this Act."

AND whereas by sub-sections (1), (2), and (4) of section 84 of the said Act it is enacted that

"84. (1.) The first elections under this Act shall be held on the eighth day of November next after the

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