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Electoral Returning Officers
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1851
End Date:
31 Dec 1906
Appointed for each electoral district to assist with the election process - including publishing lists of voters; declaring the poll and seeing that elections were properly conducted. Had responsibilities to the Court of Quarter Sessions; the district Police Magistrate and the Clerk of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly.
Information Sources:
CSD1/21 file 1227
Legislation Administered:
Electoral Acts 1856, 1858, 1867, 1885, 1890, 1898, 1902
Legislation Creating:
Legislative Council Act, 1851 (15 Vict No.1) Electoral Act 1856 (19 Vict No.24)
Controlling Agencies:
Colonial Secretary's Office (1) (TA151)01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856

Colonial Secretary's Office (2) (TA152)01 Jan 185731 Dec 1882

Chief Secretary's Office/department (TA153)01 Jan 188231 Dec 1946
Subsequent Agencies:
Electoral Department (TA64)01 Jan 190331 Dec 1989