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ELECTORAL FRANCHISE   171

disqualified from voting under subsection 1, if required by the candidate or his agent or by the deputy returning officer, shall take one of the following oaths in addition to the oath required to be taken by a voter:

You swear (or solemnly affirm) that you are not an Indian or a person having part Indian blood;

or at his option

You swear (or solemnly affirm) that you are an enfranchised Indian;

or at his option

You swear (or solemnly affirm) that you do not reside nor is your domicile among Indians or on an Indian reserve;

or at his option

You swear (or solemnly affirm) that you served against the King's enemies in the late war with Germany and her allies.

(3) The territory included in an Indian reserve shall be deemed territory without municipal organization.

It will be seen from these sections that the only distinction made between male and female electors is that contained in section 9, the peculiar wording of that section being due

to changes made in The Naturalization Oct by the Dominion parliament.

Attention is directed to section 7 quoted above, which is intended to prevent the disfranchisement of persons such as clergymen,


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