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THE GENERAL ELECTION.

« A MISTAKE IN THE WELLINGTON VOTES. POLLING RETURNS TWICE COUNTED. In the final counting of the votes polled Rt the City election n curious error has been discovered, by which a slight change is made in the" position of the candidates, although tho successful ones as originally anuounced retain their *eats. It appears that at the Exchange Ilall there were three separate polling places, and in addition to the total number of votes polled at these the number polled at each of the booths separately was forwarded to the Chief Returning Officer at the Skating Rink. The consequence of this was that the total votes were counted as from one place, while, those from two of the single booths were also counted, the votes from two of the booths at the Exchange Buildings thus being counted twice over. This means that Mr. J. Hutcheson has 546 votes less than originally, Sir Robert Stout 539 less, Mr. G. Fisher 525 less, Mr. Atkinson 455 less, Mr, Wilson 468 less, Mr. Menteath 534 less. Mr. Fraser 97 less, Mr. Powell 9 less, and Mr. Warburton 10 less. The correct and final returns, and those originally printed, are as follow : —

Bfatcheson ... Stout ... Fisher „, Atkinson ... SV'ilsou ... Heuteath ... Praser '.., Powell ... iVarburton ... Correct return. 6410 6305 5858 5530 5569 5559 1811 185 91 Original return. 6937 6544 6383] 6283 6037 6093 190S 194 101

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THE GENERAL ELECTION., Evening Post, Volume LII, Issue 1171, 10 December 1896

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THE GENERAL ELECTION. Evening Post, Volume LII, Issue 1171, 10 December 1896

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