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Information on Plural Voting

Question by janilye

Plural Voting (where rich people voted more than once in Legislative assemblies) abolished in NSW 1893. where can I find out a bit more about this

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on 2011-02-12 21:31:47

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by Elainehee on 2011-05-27 00:56:38

I believe one vote was that of a Land-holder and the other hiss personal vote. Could be wrong but it rings a bell from a history lesson when I was at school in the early 50's.

by janilye on 2011-05-27 02:22:42

Yes, thanks Elaine, I've done quite a bit of reading about it since I posted that. Also, if an individual who owned property of a certain value in more than one electoral district, he was entitled to vote in each of those districts. Which mean't they could have several votes. Certainly an advantage for the wealthy. Queensland was the last state to abolish it. Jan

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