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Boston.

PARLIAMENTARY

ELECTIONS & PETITIONS.

ROGERS ON ELECTIONS.

Vol. I.-REGISTRATION, including the Practice in

Registration Appeals, Parliamentary, Municipal, and Local Government; with Appendices of Statutes, Orders in Council, and Forms. Fifteenth Edition. With Addenda of Statutes to 1894. By MAURICE POWELL, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Royal 12 mo. 1890. Cloth. Price £1:15. (For Cash, 175.; postage 6d. extra. “ The practitioner will find within these covers everything which he can be expected to know, well arranged and carefully stated.”Law Times.

VOL. III.-MUNICIPAL AND OTHER ELECTIONS

AND PETITIONS, with Appendices of Statutes,
Rules, and Forms. Seventeenth Edition. By SAMUEL
H. Day, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Royal 12mo.
1894. Cloth.

Price £ 1:15. (For Cash, 175.;
postage 6d. extra.)
** This Volume treats of Elections to Municipal
Councils (including the City of London), County
Councils, Parish Councils, Rural and Urban District
Councils, Boards of Guardians (within and without

London), Metropolitan Vestries, School Boards. “ The leading book on the difficult subjects of elections and election petitions.”Law Times.

“A very satisfactory treatise on election law .. ."-Solicitors' Journal

STEVENS & SONS, Ltd., 119 & 120, Chancery Lane, London. VOL. II.

PARLIAMENTARY

ELECTIONS & PETITIONS,

WITH

APPENDICES OF STATUTES, RULES AND FORMS.

SEVENTEENTH EDITION,

BY

S. H. DAY,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE AND SOUTH EASTERN CIRCUIT, ESQUIRE,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

LONDON:

STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED,

119 & 120, CHANCERY LANE,
Law Publishers and Booksellers.

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PREFACE.

SINCE the last edition many petitions involving important questions of Election Law have been tried. Some of these — e.g., the questions of the commencement of candidature and of election expenses, and of what is “inadvertence," so as to entitle an applicant to reliefcannot be considered definitively settled.

An important decision has laid down principles for determining the validity of ballot papers; fac-similes of many of the ballot papers adjudicated upon are given.

In every case where there was reason to suppose that there had been a mis-count of the ballot papers, a re-count was taken before the trial. This practice provides a speedy and inexpensive method of checking and correcting mistakes made by a returning officer in the counting.

Although the subject of Election Law has frequently engaged the attention of the Legislature, only one Act affecting it has been passed—viz., the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1895. This Act, which makes the publication of false statements relating to a candidate, under certain circumstances, an illegal practice, was not passed until after this Work had been printed. It has,

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