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TO THE EDITOR. Siu,—l read with interest your article on the figures supplied you by the Progressive Liberal Association dealing with the distribution of voting power in Christchurch at municipal elections, and I have now much pleasure in placing at your disposal for publication the appended statement, compiled from the latest burgess rolls of your City, in order that your readers may have an opportunity of seeing for themselves the very unfair distribution of voting power under the existing municipal franchise, and that they may judge for themselves of its restricted character. I also give the cumber of persona, according to the 1596 census—returns of twenty-one years and upwards—who were in the City on the night in April of that year.—l am, etc., H. G. Kt.c, Christchurch, October 10.

Total number of burgesses ... , 2 740 Number of persons according to census ' returns of twenty-one yeare of age and upwards ... " ___ jogjj.

CITY. Burgesses. No. of Votes Each. Total No. Votes. of 1,310 1 1.510 (itin 2 1,330 27u 3 S25 2M 4 83li SI ."> 405 2,710 4,9CI> I.EITH WARD. 7fil 1 701 m ;> 42(> •I ") 171 112 20 1,003 1,430

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WHO WIELD THE VOTING POWER?, Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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WHO WIELD THE VOTING POWER? Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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