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session for a

certain time.

interest in any lands or tenements, as a freeholder, copyholder, customary unless he has tenant, or tenant in ancient demesne, unless he shall have been in the actual been in pospossession thereof, or in the receipt of the rents and profits thereof for his own use, for six calendar months at least next previous to the last day of July in such year, which said period of six calendar months shall be sufficient, any statute to the contrary notwithstanding; and that no person shall be so registered in any year, in respect of any lands or tenements held by him as such lessee or assignee or as such occupier and tenant as aforesaid, unless he shall have been in the actual possession thereof, or in the receipt of the rents and profits thereof for his own use, as the case may require, for twelve calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year: Provided Exception in always, that where any lands or tenements, which would otherwise entitle case of property coming the owner, holder, or occupier thereof to vote in any such election, shall come by descent, &c. to any person, at any time within such respective periods of six or twelve calendar months, by descent, succession, marriage, marriage settlement, devise, or promotion to any benefice in a church, or by promotion to any office, such person shall be entitled in respect thereof to have his name inserted as a voter in the election of a knight or knights of the shire in the lists then next to be made by virtue of this Act as herein-after mentioned, and upon his being duly registered according to the provisions herein-after contained, to vote in such election.

Right of voting in boroughs to be enjoyed by

houses, &c. of

value of 101.

unless he has

[XXVII. AND be it enacted, that in every city or borough which shall return a member or members to serve in any future Parliament, every male person of full age and not subject to any legal incapacity, who shall occupy, registered within such city or borough, or within any place sharing in the election for occupiers of such city or borough, as owner or tenant, any house, warehouse, counting-house, the annual shop, or other building, being, either separately or jointly with any land within such city, borough, or place, occupied therewith by him as owner, or occupied therewith by him as tenant under the same landlord, of the clear yearly value of not less than ten pounds, shall, if duly registered according to the provisions herein-after contained, be entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament for such city or borough: Pro- No occupier to vided always, that no such person shall be so registered in any year unless he shall have occupied such premises as aforesaid for twelve calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year, nor unless such person, where such premises are situate in any parish or township in which there shall be a rate for the relief of the poor, shall have been rated in respect of such premises to all rates for the relief of the poor in such parish or township made during the time of such his occupation so required as aforesaid, nor unless such person shall have paid, on or before the twentieth day of July in such year, poor rate and all the poor's rates and assessed taxes which shall have become payable from assessed taxes. him in respect of such premises previously to the sixth day of April then next preceding Provided also, that no such person shall be so registered in any Residence for year unless he shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the six months last day of July in such year within the city or borough, or within the place

[* So much of section 27 as relates to the residence of electors within seven miles of any city or borough is rep., in respect to electors otherwise qualified to be registered and to vote for members to serve in Parliament for the city of London, 30 & 31 Vict. c. 102. s. 46.7

be registered been occupier

months, and been rated

for twelve

to the poor rate, if any;

nor unless he

has paid the

also required.

Premises may

succession.

sharing in the election for the city or borough, in respect of which city, borough, or place respectively he shall be entitled to vote, or within seven statute miles thereof or of any part thereof.

XXVIII. AND be it enacted, that the premises in respect of the occupation be occupied in of which any person shall be entitled to be registered in any year, and to vote in the election for any city or borough as aforesaid, shall not be required to be the same premises, but may be different premises occupied in immediate. succession by such person during the twelve calendar months next previous. to the last day of July in such year, such person having paid, on or before the twentieth day of July in such year, all the poor's rates and assessed taxes which shall previously to the sixth day of April then next preceding have become payable from him in respect of all such premises so occupied by him in succession.

Provision as to

XXIX. AND be it enacted, that where any premises as aforesaid, in any joint occupiers. such city or borough, or in any place sharing in the election therewith, shall be jointly occupied by more persons than one as owners or tenants, each of such joint occupiers shall, subject to the conditions herein-before contained as to persons occupying premises in any such city, borough, or place, be entitled to vote in the election for such city or borough, in respect of the premises so jointly occupied, in case the clear yearly value of such premises shall be of an amount which, when divided by the number of such occupiers, shall give a sum of not less than ten pounds for each and every such occupier, but not otherwise.

Occupiers may demand to be rated;

and shall be put upon the rate, and be

deemed to be rated from the

time of the

making of the

rate.

Provision as to possession and residence of freeholders

voting for cities and towns being counties of themselves.

XXX. AND be it enacted, that in every city or borough which shall return a member or members to serve in any future Parliament, and in every place sharing in the election for such city or borough, it shall be lawful for any person occupying any house, warehouse, counting-house, shop, or other building, either separately, or jointly with any land occupied therewith by him as owner, or occupied therewith by him as tenant under the same landlord, in any parish or township in which there shall be a rate for the relief of the poor, to claim to be rated to the relief of the poor in respect of such premises, whether the landlord shall or shall not be liable to be rated to the relief of the poor in respect thereof; and upon such occupier so claiming and actually paying or tendering the full amount of the rate or rates, if any, then due in respect of such premises, the overseers of the parish or township in which such premises are situate are hereby required to put the name of such occupier upon the rate for the time being; and in case such overseers shall neglect or refuse so to do, such occupier shall nevertheless for the purposes of this Act be deemed to have been rated to the relief of the poor in respect of such premises from the period at which the rate shall have been made in respect of which he shall have so claimed to be rated as aforesaid:

XXXI. AND be it enacted, that in every city or town being a county of itself, in the election for which freeholders or burgage tenants, either with or without any superadded qualification, now have a right to vote, every such freeholder or burgage tenant shall be entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in all future Parliaments for such city or town, provided he shall be duly registered according to the provisions herein-after contained; but that no such person shall be so registered in any year in respect of any freehold or burgage tenement, unless he shall have been in

within the new boundaries to

freemen not

unless resi

dent, &c.

the actual possession thereof, or in the receipt of the rents and profits thereof for his own use, for twelve calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year, (except where the same shall have come to him, at any time within such twelve months, by descent, succession, marriage, marriage settlement, devise, or promotion to any benefice in a church, or to any office,) nor unless he shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within such city or town, or within seven statute miles thereof or of any part thereof: Provided always, that nothing in this enactment contained shall be deemed to vary or abridge the provisions herein-before made relative to the right of voting for any city or town being a county of itself in respect of any freehold for life or lives: Provided also, Freeholds that every freehold or burgage tenement which may be situate without the present limits of any such city or town being a county of itself, but within confer the the limits of such city or town, as the same shall be settled and described right of voting. by the Act to be passed for that purpose as herein-before mentioned, shall confer the right of voting in the election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament for such city or town, in the same manner as if such freehold or burgage tenement were situate within the present limits thereof. [XXXII. AND be it enacted, that every person who would have been Burgesses and entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in any to vote in future Parliament for any city or borough not included in the schedule boroughs, marked (A.) to this Act annexed, either as a burgess or freeman, or in the city of London as a freeman and liveryman, if this Act had not been passed, shall be entitled to vote in such election, provided such person shall be duly registered according to the provisions herein-after contained; but that no such person shall be so registered in any year, unless he shall, on the last day of July in such year, be qualified in such manner as would entitle him then to vote if such day were the day of election, and this Act had not been passed, nor unless, where he shall be a burgess or freeman or freeman and liveryman of any city or borough, he shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within such city or borough, or within seven statute miles from the place where the poll for such city or borough shall heretofore have been taken, nor unless, where he shall be a burgess or freeman of any place sharing in the election for any city or borough, he shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within such respective place so sharing as aforesaid, or within seven statute miles of the place mentioned in conjunction with such respective place so sharing as aforesaid and named in the second column of the schedule marked (E. 2.) to this Act annexed: Provided always, that no Exclusion of person who shall have been elected, made, or admitted a burgess or freeman burgesses and since the first day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, created since otherwise than in respect of birth or servitude, or who shall hereafter be the 1st of elected, made, or admitted a burgess or freeman, otherwise than in respect of except in birth or servitude, shall be entitled to vote as such in any such election for respect of birth any city or borough as aforesaid, or to be so registered as aforesaid: Provided.

[So much of section 32 as relates to the residence of electors within seven miles of any city or borough is rep., in respect to electors otherwise qualified to be registered and to vote for members to serve in Parliament for the city of London, 30 & 31 Vict, c. 102. s. 46.7

freemen

March 1831,

or servitude.

Proviso as to burgesses and freemen by birth.

Proviso as to burgesses and freemen of Swansea, Loughor,

Neath, Aberavon, and Ken-fig.

No one shall vote unless

qualified under this Act or

entitled as a burgess or freeman.

Reservation of other existing rights, if the parties be duly registered.

also, that no person shall be so entitled as a burgess or freeman in respect of birth unless his right be originally derived from or through some person who was a burgess or freeman, or entitled to be admitted a burgess or freeman, previously to the first day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, or from or through some person who since that time shall have become or shall hereafter become a burgess or freeman in respect of servitude: Provided also, that every person who would have been entitled, if this Act had not been passed, to vote as a burgess or freeman of Swansea, Loughor, Neath, Aberavon, or Ken-fig, in the election of a member to serve in any future Parliament for the borough of Cardiff, shall cease to vote in such election, and shall instead thereof be entitled to vote as such burgess or freeman in the election of a member to serve in all future Parliaments for the borough composed of the towns of Swansea, Loughor, Neath, Aberavon, and Ken-fig, subject always to the provisions herein-before contained with regard to a burgess or freeman of any place sharing in the election for any city or borough.

XXXIII. AND be it enacted, that no person shall be entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament for any city or borough, save and except in respect of some right conferred by this Act, or as a burgess or freeman, or as a freeman and liveryman, or in the case of a city or town being a county of itself, as a freeholder or burgage tenant, as herein-before mentioned: Provided always, that every person now having a right to vote in the election for any city or borough (except those enumerated in the said schedule (A.)) in virtue of any other qualification than as a burgess or freeman, or as a freeman and liveryman, or, in the case of a city or town being a county of itself, as a freeholder or burgage tenant, as hereinbefore mentioned, shall retain such right of voting so long as he shall be qualified as an elector according to the usages and customs of such city or borough or any law now in 'force, and such person shall be entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament for such city or borough, if duly registered according to the provisions hereinafter contained; but that no such person shall be so registered in any year unless he shall, on the last day of July in such year, be qualified as such elector in such manner as would entitle him then to vote if such day were Residence, &c. the day of election and this Act had not been passed, nor unless such person, required. where his qualification shall be in any city or borough, shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within such city or borough or within seven statute miles from the place where the poll for such city or borough shall heretofore have been taken, nor unless such person, where his qualification shall be within any place sharing in the election for any city or borough, shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within such respective place so sharing as aforesaid, or within seven statute miles of the place mentioned in conjunction with such respective place so sharing as aforesaid, and named in the second column of the schedule marked (E. 2.) to this Act annexed: .

Provision as to persons now entitled

XXXIV. AND be it enacted, that every person now having a right to vote for the borough of New Shoreham, or of Cricklade, Aylesbury, or East Retford respectively, in respect of any freehold, wheresoever the same may be situate, ham, Cricklade, shall retain such right of voting, subject always to the same provisions as are

to vote for

New Shore

East Retford

herein-before mentioned with regard to persons whose right of voting for any Aylesbury, or borough is saved and reserved by this Act, save and except that such persons in respect of now having a right to vote for the borough of New Shoreham, or of Cricklade, freeholds. Aylesbury, or East Retford respectively, shall not be registered in any year unless they shall have resided for six calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year within the borough of New Shoreham, or of Cricklade, Aylesbury, or East Retford respectively, as defined by this Act, or within seven statute miles of such respective borough or of any part thereof; and that for the purpose of the registration herein-after required all persons now having a right to vote for the borough of New Shoreham in respect of any freeholds which may be situate in the borough of Horsham, or for the borough of Cricklade in respect of any freeholds which may be situate in the borough of Malmsbury, as such boroughs of Horsham or Malmsbury may respectively be defined by the Act to be passed for that purpose as herein-before mentioned, shall be inserted in the list of voters herein-after directed to be made by the overseers of that parish or township within the borough of New Shoreham or the borough of Cricklade respectively, as defined by this Act, which shall be next adjoining to the parish or township in which such freeholds shall respectively be situate; and if the parish or township in which any such freeholds shall be situate shall adjoin two or more parishes or townships within. either of the said boroughs of New Shoreham or Cricklade, the persons so having a right to vote in respect of such freeholds shall be inserted in the list of voters to be made by the overseers of the least populous of such adjoining parishes or townships according to the last census for the time being.

certain estates

1831.

XXXV. PROVIDED nevertheless, and be it enacted, that notwithstanding Exclusion of anything herein-before contained no person shall be entitled to vote in the right of voting in boroughs election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament for any city in respect of or borough (other than a city or town being a county of itself, in the election acquired since for which freeholders or burgage tenants have a right to vote as herein-before 1st March mentioned,) in respect of any estate or interest in any burgage tenement or freehold which shall have been acquired by such person since the first day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, unless the same shall have come to or been acquired by such person, since that day, and previously to the passing of this Act, by descent, succession, marriage, marriage settlement, devise, or promotion to any benefice in a church, or by promotion to any office. XXXVI. AND be it enacted, that no person shall be entitled to be registered Disqualification in any year as a voter in the election of a member or members to serve in any parochial relief. by receipt of future Parliament for any city or borough who shall within twelve calendar months next previous to the last day of July in such year have received parochial relief or other alms which by the law of Parliament now disqualify from voting in the election of members to serve in Parliament.

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Sheriffs of the divided

counties to fix

LXI. AND be it enacted, that the sheriffs of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and the sheriffs of the counties divided by this Act, shall duly cause proclamation to be made of the several days fixed for the election of a knight or knights of the times for the shire for the several ridings, parts, and divisions of their respective the elections in and preside at counties, and shall preside at the election by themselves or their lawful the several

divisions.

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