Local Government Elections

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Register – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd August 1945.

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Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Hackney Central 12:00 am, 23rd August 1945

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many votes it is possible for any one person to have for local government elections by taking advantage of the business premises, ratepayers' and other qualifications.

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

In a borough, other than a metropolitan borough, a person is only entitled to be registered once as a local government elector. Elsewhere a person is entitled to be registered for any ward or electoral division of the local government area for which he has one or other of the necessary qualifications, but he can only vote once at a general local election for the area. At an election to fill a casual vacancy he is entitled to vote if he is registered for the ward or electoral division concerned.