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172   LAWS OF ONTARIO

bankers, teachers, railway officials and others who move from the municipality on the lists of which they are entered to another so short a time before an election that they will not have resided in the latter for three months before polling day. The section is safe-guarded in such a way as to avoid what is known as "colonization," and is a reasonable and proper way of overcoming what was a great unfairness in the old law.

Persons whose names are not entered on the voters' list of the municipality as entitled to vote at elections to the Assembly, and who believe themselves to be qualified to be so entered, may apply to be entered on the list at the sittings of the revising officers held for that purpose immediately prior to an election. A notice of these sittings is given in the public press and the list may be seen in the office of the clerk of the municipality or of the clerk of the election board. In large centres of population, notably in the city of Toronto, an office is open in the city hall from the time when a writ is issued for an election, at which inquiries can be made, and every possible facility is afforded to enable men and women


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