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on the register were entitled to have the objections against them specifically stated, and the only exception to this rule was in the case of persons described as "claimants." Looking at the general scope of the enactments upon this subject, it seemed to him that the appellant could not be considered to be a "claimant," and therefore he was entitled to have the objection against him specifically stated. B. v. B.

Service of Notice of Objection.

A notice of objection to a county voter, addressed to "The Overseers of the Parish or Township of Bethersden," was duly received by post and published by the Overseers: Held, To be a good notice without naming the county according to the directions of the 101st section. Jones and Innons. K. & G. p. 21; and Goodsell and Innons. K. & G. p. 24.

Service of a notice of objection upon one of the Overseers who had not signed the list, is a sufficient service upon all the Overseers of the parish. Beenlen and Hockin. LUT. I. p. 526.

Service upon an Assistant Overseer, though he did not sign or take any part in making out the lists, is sufficient, if appointed to perform all the duties of an Overseer. Points and Attwood. LUT. II. p.

177.

If the Overseers publish the name of a person objected to against whom they had received a notice of objection, it must be assumed in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the notice was received in due time. Goodsell and Innons. K. & G. p. 25.

An agent on behalf of an objector went to a voter's place of abode as described in the list, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening of the 25th of August, but being unsuccessful in his endeavours to make himself heard, he left the notice inside the door of the house. The Revising Barrister considered the service to be sufficient. Held, That the sufficiency of service of a notice is a question of fact for the Revising Barrister. Watson and Pitt. LUT. II. p. 73.

Post-Office service of Notice of Objection.

A notice of objection sent by the post under the provisions of the 100th section of the 6th Vic. cap. 18, must have an "address" on the face, and a "direction" on the back, and the " duplicate" must correspond with the original in every particular required. Birch and Edwards. LUT. II. p. 37.

But where a notice and duplicate to a borough voter had no address on the face, but was directed on the back, it was held to be a sufficient notice. Barclay and Parrott. K. & G. p. 59.

A notice of objection was delivered open and in duplicate to a managing clerk at the post-office, and not to the post-master: Held, Sufficient service, and that a clerk to the post-master might execute all the duties of the post-master under the 100th section. Allan and Waterhouse. LUT. I. p. 92. Cooper and Coates. B. & A. p. 229.

If the post-master chose to receive a notice of objection after the hours appointed by the regulations of the post-office, and to go through the rest of the forms required, service of such notice is not thereby invalidated. Hannaford and Whiteway. K. & G. p. 65.

Service of a notice of objection, posted on the 24th of August, and which in due course of post should have been delivered on the 25th, is not informal by reason of the notice not having been delivered until the 27th. Also, that the 100th section is applicable both to notices to Overseers and to parties. Bishop and Helps. LUT. I. p. 353. B. & A. p. 572. The production of a properly stamped duplicate notice of claim to the Overseers is sufficient evidence of posting in time, and in this respect there is not any distinction to be taken between a notice of objection and a notice of claim. Bayley and the Overseers of Nantwich. LUT. I. p. 363. B. & A. p. 642.

Notices of objection to the Overseers were proved to have been enclosed in an envelope addressed "to the Overseers" of the proper parish, and sent by ordinary post according to s. 101 Registration Act, and were duly received and published. Held to be a sufficient proof of service by post, and that the service of notices by post upon Overseers need not be according to the statutory provisions of s. 100. Smith and Huggett, and Smith and Jumes. K. & G. p. 434.

The production of a duplicate notice of objection, bearing the postoffice dated stamp, is in all cases of notices served through the post, conclusive proof of the service on the voter in the ordinary course of post. Hornsby and Robson. K. & G. p. 66.

A notice of objection was posted on Saturday, the 23rd of August, and delivered in due course of post, on Sunday, the 24th: Held, Sufficient service, and not within the statute 29 Charles II., cap. 7. Colville and Lewis. LUT. 1. p. 380. B. & A. p. 608.

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Production of the stamped duplicate notice of objection by the objector, and not by the party who posted such notice," is sufficient proof; and that, as the whole faith and credit is attached to the stamp of the post-master, the production of the duplicate may be either by the objector, or by an agent who posted the notice. Cuming and Toms. LUT. I. p. 151. B. & A. p. 229.

Schedule A.

COUNTY FORMS.

No. 1.

NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BY THE OVERSEERS.

We hereby give Notice, That all persons entitled to vote in the Election of a Knight or Knights of the Shire for the County [or for the Riding, &c.] of in respect of any property situate wholly or in part within this Parish [or Township], who are not upon the Register of Voters now in force, or who, being upon the Register, shall not retain the same Qualification, or continue in the same Place of Abode as described in such Register, and who are desirous to have their Names inserted in the Register of Voters about to be made for the said County [or Riding, &c.], are hereby required to give or send to us or any of us, on or before the Twentieth day of July in this Year, a Notice in writing by them signed, in which their Name and Surname at full length, their Place of Abode, and the Particulars of their Qualification, must be legibly written, according to the Form hereunder set forth. Any person who is upon the present Register may also make his Claim, if he thinks fit; but it is not necessary that he should do so if he has the same Qualification and Place of Abode now described in the Register. Dated this June in the year

Day of

(Signed)

A.B.

C.D.

E. F.

Overseers of the Parish [or Township] of

No. 2.

FORM OF NOTICE OF CLAIM TO BE GIVEN TO OVERSEERS.

To the Overseers of the Parish of

[or Township of

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I hereby give you Notice, That I claim to be inserted in the List of Voters, for the County of [or for the Riding, Parts, or Division of the County of as the case may be], and that the particulars of my place of abode and qualification are stated in the columns below. Dated the

Christian Name

day of

and Surname of Place of Abode.

the Claimant

at full Length.

in the year

Nature

of Qualification.

(Signed)

G. H.

Street, Lane, or other like Place in this Parish [or Township], and Number of House (if any). where the Property is situate, or Name of the Property, if known by any, or Name of the OCCUPYING Tenant; or if the Qualification consist of aRentcharge, then the Names of the Owners of the Property out of which such Rent is issuing, or some of them, and the Situation of the Property.

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County Forms.

No. 3.

FORM OF A LIST OF CLAIMANTS, AND MODE OF DESCRIBING THE PLACE OF ABODE AND QUALIFICATION. County of to wit, [or Riding, The LIST of PERSONS claiming to be entitled to vote in the Election of a Knight Parts, or Division of the County of [or Knights] of the Shire for the County of as the case may be.] Parts, or Division of the County of

Property situate in whole or in part within the Parish of

[or Township, as the

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Lease of Land for Twenty
Years
Leasehold

House, as Sub-
Lessee in Occupation
House and Garden Ground,
as Occupier

Occupier of Houses in succes-
sion

Freehold Rent-charge issuing out of Freehold House (Signed)

Riding,

[or for the
, as the case may be], in respect of
case may be].

Street, Lane, or other like Place in this
Parish (or Township,) and Number of
House (if any), where the Property is
situate, or Name of the Property,
and the Name of the Tenant; or
if the Qualification consist of a Rent-
charge, then the Names of the Owners
of the Property out of which such
Rent is issuing, or some of them, and
the Situation of the Property.

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A.B.

C.D.

E.F.

[or Township.]

County Forms.

No. 4.

NOTICE OF OBJECTION TO BE GIVEN TO THE OVERSEERS.

To the Overseers of the Parish [or Township, as the case may be],

of

I hereby give you Notice, That I object to the Name of the Person mentioned and described below being retained in the List of Voters for

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NOTICE OF OBJECTION TO BE GIVEN TO PARTIES (NOT ON REGISTER) OBJECTED TO BY ANY PERSON OTHER THAN OVERSEERS, AND TO THE OCCUPYING TENANT OF THE QUALIFYING PROPERTY.

To Mr.

of

[Here insert the

Name and Place of Abode of the Person objected to as described in the List; and in the Case of Notice to the Tenant of the qualifying Property insert his Name and Place of Abode as described in the List.]

Take Notice, That I object to your Name [in the Notice to the Tenant, instead of the words " your Name," insert the Name of the Person objected to] being retained in the [here insert the Name of the Parish] List of Voters for the County of [or for the Riding, &c.] One thousand eight

Dated this

hundred and

Day of

(Signed)

A.B.

{of [Place of Abode], on the Register

of

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