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AN ELECTION INCIDENT

A WARNING TO VOTKRS. T.n trie Police Court at 'Auckland _yesterday Harold K. Simpson, licensee of the Alexandra. Hotel, was charged before Mr .1". C. Cutten. h'.M.. that at the Sailors' Mission Hali polling booth on election day he interfered with a voter by advising Let how to vote. The defendant did not, appear. Senior-sergeant Kutledije stated that when the defendant was driving a, motor uir down ilobson street on election day he noticed an old woman standing at a window. He beckoned to her, and eventually went to her house and took her m a, ear to the Mission Hail polling booth. As he and she got out of the ear he instructed her that she would got two voting paners.. and that she was to strike out the bottom line on each paper. A number »>i people heard him, and some of thiun remonstrated with him. His Worship said that had the evidence gone in the direction of showing that the defendant was making a. custom of interfering with voters lie would have been heavily fined, but it showed that the woman was very old, and could neither read nor write, ft was possible in such sircumatauces -that the defendant might h*ve known the voter's desire and was trying to make clear to her hdw to give effect to her desire. Still, anybody with any sense should know that he had no right to interfere with a- voter or to offer 'advice on voting day, even if the other person had been daaf, dumb, and blind. The defendant would be convicted and iintd £3, »nd 51$ cost*.

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AN ELECTION INCIDENT, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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AN ELECTION INCIDENT Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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