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THE TA UMAURANUI SEAT

GROUNDS OF THE PETIT]OX. {Per United Press Association.] WAITARA, January 22, The election pol.it;.>n of Mr C. K- \\ :J----son, the defeated candidate for Tatmiamnui. alleges that while. 7,91 7 votes w«sv declared by the .Returning Officer there are only 7,649 votes acc.,.unted for by the marked rolls and other votes loyally receivable ; that 30 persons receivi d ballot papers at two polling places; that cert;;hi persons eligible to veto were denied the right; that others not eligible, actually voted; that the names of ceiiain persons, of whom some- were, aliens,. but naturalised, and others under legal age, wore placed on the roll; that Mr Jennings himself was not duly registered, because his name only appears in Taumarunui, and ho is not a resident of the Tauraarunui district-. The petitioner also alleges irregularities at four polling booths. In consequence it is asked that the Court (1) order a scrutiny and recount, (2) that it be determined that Mr Jennings is not elected., and (3) that the election be. declared void. The petition will be heard at the February sitting of the Court in New Plymouth.

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THE TAUMAURANUI SEAT, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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THE TAUMAURANUI SEAT Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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