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THE ELECTIONS

CANDIDATES' MEETINGS. —To-morrow. — Mr H. £. Moller (Chalmers), at Henley Public Hall. Mr Joseph Stevens (Wafcatdpu), at Clyde. MONTH'S RESIDENCE. SUFFICIENT FOE THE TOTE.

The Legislature Act, 1914, reduces the residential period entitling an elector to vote from three months to one month. This new provision means that a man may have been living in the North Island when the main rolls closed, and yet move down to Moagiel, for example., in time to be put on the supplementary roll for Chalmers. .New enrolments can also be made after a month's residential qualification. The writs announcing the date of election must be issued within 10 days of the dissolution of Parliament. This is not necessarily on the rising of Parliament, expected to take place to-night, for the dissolution may be effected a day or two later. DATE OF THE ELECTIONS. It is understood that the elections will lake place on December 10, the postponement for a week from the date originally mentioned in tho 'Star' being due to the •itting of Parliament rtinuing into November.

Mr Joseph Stevens, farmer, of Eiveradale, will be the Opposition candidate for the Wakatipn seat. Mr Hamilton has dropped out ot the Awarua contest, and Mr Tarrant from the Invercargill campaien. Reform candidates for both of these "seats have yet to be chosen. , , ~, , Mr J. E. Jenkinson, Liberal candidate for the Clutha seat, has been addressing the electors in the southern part of the district. Answering questions, Mr Jenkinson said that he would not support the measure providing fox a referendum on Bible in schools. He was a supporter of the three-fifths majority in No-license. Ho would support an extension of permits for totalisators to country meetings if such race meetings were managed by local people. In answer to another question, if he was in favor of a tax on bachelors, he sadd that he would favor the giving of more encouragement to unmarried men to get wives and keep them in comfort.

Sir James Carroll opened his election campaign at "Waeraengahika. He referred to the non-borrowing pretensions of the Government, and tho fact that they had already borrowed £15,000.000. A vote of thanks and confidence was passed.—Gisborae telegram.

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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