The SOLICITOR GENERAL (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick) asked for leave to introduce Bill (No. 64) to amend the Dominion Elections Act, 1900.
He said : This Bill provides for amendments to the section respecting the posting of proclamations in the Territories. It also provides that in the case of the deposit required with the returning officer, a certified cheque on a bank will be available as deposit. Then it provides for a change in the form of the ballot to obviate difficulties arising in certain sections of Ontario where some of the voters marked their ballots outside the space opposite the name. It also provides that in the ease of manhood suffrage voters, those who move from one district to another will not iose their votes, and makes provision that in the event of manhood suffrage registration lists having been prepared under the Dominion Act within tlie year previous to a by-election, they may be available for that new election, and do away with the necessity of making a new list, as is the case now with the lists in force in the provinces.