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ELECTION INTELLIGENCE.

Collingwood Election. — Our advertising columns contains a short address to the electors of Collingwood, from Mr. Travers, offering himself as a candidate for the district of Collingwood. The address was received late last evening, from Picton, to which place it had been telegraphed from Canterbury ; it will be seen that it was written only on the previous day. Mr. Travers promises a full exposition of his political views in an address to the electors, which he will forward by next mail. Pensionee Settlements. — The election of a fit and proper person to represent the electoral district of the Pensioner Settlements, in the next session of the General Assembly, was fixed to take place yesterday ; the polling-places being — the police-station, Panmure, the principal polling-place; the policestation, Otahuhu ; and the Court-house, Howick. Owing, however, to the resignation of candidature, on Saturday, by Mr. M'Gee, there was no poll taken, and Colonel Frederick Paul de Quincey will be declared, by Captain Symonds, the Returning Officer, to have been duly elected to a seat in the House of Representatives for the Pensioner Settlements. — — Daily Southern Cross, February 20. Onehunga Election. — The polling for the town of Oiiehunga came off yesterday, at the Court-house. The electors recorded their votes until eleven o'clock, when it was announced that Mr- Lundon had resigned. Shortly after this, the Returning Officer appeared at the hustings, and declared Mr O'Rorke duly elected member for Onehunga. The members polled when Mr. Lundon resigned were as follow :—: — O'Rorke, 57 ; Lundon, 22. Three cheers for the candidates were given, and also for the Returning Officer, after which the electors dispersed. — Daily Southern Cross February 21. Raglan Elections. — The return of Mr. Newman for Raglan, without opposition, closes the elections south of Marsden. There now only remains the retnrn of members for Marsden, the Bay of Islands, and Mongonui. For the two last districts there will not be a contest ; Mr. Ball will be returned for the one, and Mr. Hugh Carleton for the other, without opposition. In Marsden alone of the several Auckland districts, will a contested election take place. The rival candidates are the late members, J. Monro, Esq., and Mr. Taylor, of Whangarei. Cantebbuey. — We learn from the Timaru Herald that Messrs. Alfred Cox and Nathan Fisher have been nominated as candidates for a seat to represent the district of Timaru in the General Assembly. Mr. Willam Sefton Moorhouse has been retnrned without opposition, for the district of Monnt Herbert. It is reported Mr. George Armstrong has defeated Mr. L. Walker, and sits for the Akaroa district, by a majority of five. With reference to which the Frets says :— " There are very few persons who will not regret the result of this election. As a matter of party politics the result is unimportant, as both the candidates professed the same views, and support the policy of Mr* Weld* But

Mr. Armstrong appears, so far a 9 we can learn from his addresses, to have directed his attention, and to have won the support a majority in the district, by referring solely to matters of local interest, with which the General Assembly has nothiug to do, and which will probably not even be mentioned there at all. Mr. Walker, on the other hand, is a gentleman who has paid close attention to the public affairs of the colony, and although diffident in speaking, as all able men are, until they have acquired a mastery over their subject, promises to acquire considerable influence in public life. Whenever he has spoken in the House, unlike uioat others, he has left, a general feeling of regret that he does not speak oftener. Akaroa will have cause to regret that it has rejected a rising man. We hope, however, that he may yet find a seat iti the House."

Lyttelton.— The Lyttelton Times states that a requisition is in course of signature to invite Mr. Sewell to come forward for Lyttelton as a member for the General Assembly. For the Bays, Mr. Rhodes has accepted a requisition to represent that district in the Provincial Council, and Mr. Simmons is in the field for Sefton.

Waikouaiti. — In Otago, Mr. Julius Vogel has addressed a large and influential meeting of the electors of Waikouaiti as a candidate for their suffrages. Wellington Election. — In the present state of affairs we shall not advise the electors to vote for any particular candidate. Dr. Featherston and Mr. Waring Taylor are certain pf re-election, so that the cantest will lie between Captain Rhodes and Mr. Borlase. If the special friends of the latter plump for him, and some of the other party give him a vote, he will most certainly be elected. The friends of Captain Rhodes will probably strive to avert this by " plumping" too. It is a bad practice, under any circumstances, and we can only advise the electors to vote for the men in whom they have most condence. — Wellington Independent, February 27.

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ELECTION INTELLIGENCE., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 26, 1 March 1866

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