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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1884
THE REGISTRATION ACT, 1885
(48 VICT. CH. 15),
THE REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS ACT, 1885
(48 & 49 VICT. CH. 23),
THE MEDICAL RELIEF DISQUALIFICATION REMOVAL ACT, 1885
(48 & 49 VICT. CH. 46).
With Notes and Index.
JOHN JAMES HEATH SAINT, Esq., B.A.,
Of the Inner Temple and Midland Circuit, Barrister-at-Law,
Recorder of Leicester,
Author of "Saint's Registration Cases."
20 MAN 85
BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET SDFORD
Law Publishers to the Queen's most excellent Majesty.
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EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK; BELL & BRADFUTE.
THE prospective addition of two million voters to the register and other newly enacted changes in electoral law, suggest the opportuneness of publishing in a compendious form (with Notes and Index) the Statutes by virtue of which that addition and those changes are about to take effect.
This increase in the electorate will mainly result from the extension (by sect. 2 of the Representation of the People Act, 1884,) to county occupiers of the household and lodger qualifications conferred on parliamentary boroughs by the Representation of the People Act, 1867; it will also be due in a lesser degree to the "service" franchise created by sect. 3 of the Representation of the People Act, 1884, and to the assimilation of the occupation qualification in counties and boroughs under sect. 5 of that Act.
Some important alterations of the franchise in the direction of limitation are enacted by sect. 4, and are referred to at some length in the notes (d) and (e) to that section, post, pp. 3, 4.
The deficiency of modern legislation in the matter of providing adequate machinery for the guidance of overseers in their performance of the duties of registration has (in so far as the new Registration Act is concerned) been met by the enactment of Precepts,