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Time for filling Casual Vacancies.

66. (1.) On a casual vacancy in the office of vestryman, the election shall be held within one month after notice in writing of the vacancy has been given to the chairman of the vestry or to the clerk by two vestrymen.

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

(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 Third day of November, in the year One thousand eight hundred and ninety-four.

Appendix.

L. S.

WALTER FOSTER,
HUGH OWEN,

Secretaries.

G. SHAW LEFEVRE,

President.

Appendix.

APPENDIX VI.

THE GUARDIANS (LONDON) ELECTION
ORDER, 1894.

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

To the Board of Guardians of every Poor Law
Union, wholly or partly situate in the

said county;

To the Clerk to the Guardians of every such
Poor Law Union as aforesaid;-

And to all others whom it may concern.

WHEREAS by section 20 of the Local Government Act, 1894, which is included in Part II. of that Act, it is, amongst other things, enacted as follows:

"20. As from the appointed day the following provisions shall apply to boards of guardians:

"(2.) A person shall not be qualified to be elected or to be a guardian for a poor law union unless he is a parochial elector of some parish within the union, or has during the whole of the twelve months preceding the election resided in the union, or in the case of a guardian for a parish wholly or partly situate within the area of a borough, whether a county borough or not, is qualified to be elected a councillor for that borough, and no person shall be disqualified by sex or marriage for being elected or being a guardian. So much of any enactment, whether in a public, general, or local and personal Act,

as relates to the qualification of a guardian shall Appendix. be repealed:

"(3.) The parochial electors of a parish shall be the electors of the guardians for the parish, and, if the parish is divided into wards for the election of guardians, the electors of the guardians 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:

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(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 30 of the said Act, which is included in Part II. thereof, it is enacted as follows:

"30. The provisions of this part of this Act respecting guardians shall apply to the administrative county of London.

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

"48. (2.) Rules framed under this Act by the Loca 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 sub

Appendix.

scribing a nomination paper or voting in more than one parish or other area in the union or district:

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"(iv.) For fixing or enabling the county council to fix the day of the poll and the hours during which the poll is to be kept open, so, however, that the poll shall always be open between the hours of six and eight in the evening;

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"(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 (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,

re-eligibility of holders of office, and the filling of casual Appendix. 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 guardians.
"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; and

"(c.) The rules may provide for the incidence of the charge for the expenses of the elections of guardians being the same as heretofore."

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

"79. (1.) The existing boards of guardians

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shall take the necessary measures for the conduct of the
first elections of guardians
. 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 passing of this Act, or such later date or dates in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four as the Local Government Board may fix.

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(2.) The persons elected shall come into office on the second Thursday next after their election, or such other day not more than seven days earlier or later as may fixed by or in pursuance of the rules made under this Act in relation to their election."

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