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THE WELLINGTON ELECTION.

!■«» , (PRESS. ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.) j WELLINGTON, January 19. ,sChe electoral roll is being checked to ascertain the extent of dual voting at the recent election. So far about twenty-five instances have been discovered, and these will be struck off, and it Iβ likely that In more than one case a prosecution will follow. About one-fifth of the roll has yet to be checked. The seamen's votes were counted thia morning, with the following result:— McLean 15, Bell IS; informal 10. Seven to whom electoral rights were, issued did not vote. , '.."". ' '-'.''.'■ ' ' 'Later. , • The official declaration of the poll gives Mr McLean 3388 and Mr Bell 3245, reducing Mr McLean's majority to 143. Thirty-two votes for Mr McLean and twenty-three for Mr Bell were disallowed, while one vote ■was found which had not been counted for Mr Bell. (FROM OTJB OORRiBSPOKDENT.) WELLINGTON, January 19, The scrutiny of the recent polling wae concluded this evening/ and resulted somewhat unexpectedly in Mr McLean's majority being reduced by 10 votes. Of the total "number of special voting papers issued to seamen only thirty were aotuaUy used, and strange to say the votes . Were exactly divided, fifteen votes going to each candidate. This, therefore, left the majority Unaltered, but there was, some double voting on both'aides, which, when taken into account, left the final revised numbers rospectively J thus—McLean 3388,. Bell 3245, majority for McLean 143. 'i'hiia ended thiß memorable fight.

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THE WELLINGTON ELECTION., Press, Volume XLIX, Issue 8076, 20 January 1892

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THE WELLINGTON ELECTION. Press, Volume XLIX, Issue 8076, 20 January 1892

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