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Electoral Divisions Act 1903

Authoritative Version
Act No. 9 of 1903 as made
An Act relating to Elections.
Date of Assent 11 Sep 1903
Date of repeal 25 Nov 1918
Repealed by Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918




No. 9 of 1903.

An Act relating to Elections.

[Assented to 11th September, 1903.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title &c.

1.    This Act may be cited as the Electoral Divisions Act 1903, and shall be construed and read as one with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902.

Divisions under State law to be deemed Divisions under Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902.

2.    Where under a law of a State, made in pursuance of the Constitution, the State is at the commencement of this Act distributed into Electoral Divisions equal in number to the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen therein, those Electoral Divisions shall, until both Houses of the Parliament have passed a resolution approving of a proposed distribution of the State into Divisions, be taken to be Divisions within the meaning of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902.

Amendment of Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902, sec. 19.

3.    Section nineteen of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902 is hereby amended, as from the commencement of that Act, by the omission of the words “names and.”