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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1914. ELECTORAL DISTRICTS.

A wmparfon between the rolls issued '■'■ 1911 and those in 1914 is interps , uig. Of twenty one electorates it. was fouDd only three 'showed an increase, and these included the two electorates our readers arß most concerned in, EUesmere and Lyttelton In 1911 the EUesmere main roll ro'.allKi 6031, and the ro!! just issued ■'itfJ-r 6124 . [n Ly.'ts-'lion the main • nil of 1911 wa* 7130, and that of 1914 wa3 7435. The other electorate which shows an increase 13 Parnell, which was 8691 in 1911 and is 9189 in 1914. Tbe reason for the decrease in the majority is not hard to.find. The rolls closed on October 7tli -thisr year, as against October 31st last election. However, in some cases the difference is very marked. In Christchurch North the decrease is from 10166 to 8602, in Dune-din West from 10395 to 7700; in Weijlingron Central from 9878 to 5965. The new Act which ba3 just, come into j force and gives a right to vote after a month's residence, should result in a large supplementary roll. The trouble appears to have been that electors did { not realise that unless they voted last j election their names were struck off tbe roll. There is not much more {time, and the work of enrolment I should be taken in hand at once by al l who are not on the main roll.

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1914. ELECTORAL DISTRICTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1914. ELECTORAL DISTRICTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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