February 13, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Mr. SPROULE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the custom of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery in issuing the blank ballots used in the Dominion elections ? How many ballots are contained on each sheet of paper ?
2. Is the paper on which the ballots are printed issued direct from the Printing Bureau to the several returning officers throughout Canada, or does it go through the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery ?
3. Are the sheets of ballot paper carefully counted before being sent out, and Is a record kept of the number of sheets sent to each returning officer ? If so, under whose supervision was this done ?
4. After the issue of the sheets of ballot paper to the several returning officers for the last Dominion elections, wras any complaint made to the Department of Public Printing and Stationery, or to the Clerk of the Crown In Chancery, by any returning officer, or by his subordinates, or by any printing establishment, that' the requisite number of sheets of paper for such constituency or constituencies had not been furnished, or that the actual number of sheets was less than that which the returning officer was credited with having received ?
5. If so, in what constituency or constituencies did this occur, and what action was taken on such complaint ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BLANK BALLOTS FOR DOMINION ELECTIONS.
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