Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Did you know ....

.... that today is the anniversary of the Ballot Act? Royal Assent received on July 18, 1872. From then on elections were conducted by secret ballot, until recently when the concept began to be undermined through the indiscriminate use of postal ballot. (Mind you, I am not overimpressed by the poor punctuation in the notes, given that this is the official parliamentary site.)

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