A PROSECUTION INSTITUTED
j The official recount for the recent licensing referendum gives the figures for the Aahburton electorate as follows:— I Continuance 3008 Prohibition 2562 Majority for Continuance 446. There were 44 informal votes. There were 147 absent voters' permits, of which 60 recorded votes for Continuance and 87 for Prohibition, and there were no informal votes. The' recount disclosed a discrepancy in a telegram from one deputy of 50 votes. ' . '' Mr Robert Frizzelle, Returning Officer, has found one case of a voter voting at two booths. His votes were both disallowed and a prosecution must follow. According to Sec. 11 of Licensing Act, 1918, th<j penalty following conviction is a fine not exceeding £50, or imprisonment up to three",months. Of the declarations thirteen were false and action will also be taken in connection with them under Sec. 18 of 1914 Act.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
ASHBURTON'S FIGURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
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