Electoral statutes in colonial Australia return home

Below is a list of early Australian electoral legislation, beginning with the 1832 UK Reform Act, from which they were all derived. I actually have digital copies of most of these (from camera), which will be released to general public ... when this work is finished. This is a work in progress. Hovering over many of the Legislations will get a blurb.

UK 1832 Reform Act: An Act to amend the representation of people in England and Wales [7th June, 1832.] 31 pages 1843: 6 Vic no 16: An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales into Electoral Districts, and for the Election fo Members to serve in the Legislative Council. [23rd February, 1843.] 16 pages [1847: 10 Vic no 16: An Act to render certain persons herein described, incapable of being elected or sitting and voting as Members of the Legislative Council, and to make void the Election of certain Members. (This has no date.) 2 pages [1847: no 8: An Act for giving further time to prepare and revise certain Lists of Persons entitled to vote at the Elections of Members of the Legislative Council. [16th August, 1847.] 2 pages 1851 no 48: An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales after the separation of the District of Port Phillip therefrom into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council. [2nd May, 1851.] 26 pages 858 22 Victoria No. 20: An Act to amend the electoral law. [24th November, 1858.] I got this from the Qld statutes and started entering it into Qld. Have done up to c40. The rest seems to be about oaths etc on election day, and election committee.  1858 22 Victoria No. 20: An Act to amend the electoral law. [24th November, 1858.]  38 pages [1851 14 Vic no 47: An Act to Provide for the division of the Colony of Victoria into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council. [2nd May, 1851] aka Victoria Electoral Act. 27 pages 1851: no 1: Ordinance enacted by the Governor of South Australia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof. To establish the Legislative Council of South Australia, and to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the same. [1 February, 1856.] 27 pages 1853: 16 Vic no 29: An Act to alter The Victoria Electoral Act of 1851 and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Victoria. [Assented to 19 January 1853] 3 pages 1854: 18 Vic no 34: An Act to further alter the Victoria Electoral Act of 1851 and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Council of Victoria. [Assented to 22nd May 1855] 9 pages 1855: 18 & 19 Vic CAP 39 (UK Act): An Act to enable Her Majesty to assent to a Bill, as amended, of the Legislature of Victoria, to establish a Constitution in and for the Colony of Victoria. [16th July 1855.] 39 pages in rtf 1856: 19 Vic no 11: An Act to provide for the better regulation of proceedings at Elections of Members of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Victoria respectively. [Assented to 19th March, 1856.] called 1856(b) in this table. 10 pages 1856: 19 Vic no 12: An Act to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Victoria respectively. [Assented to 19th March, 1856] 27 pages 1857: 21 Vic no 12: An Act to abolish the property qualification required by Members of the Legislative Assembly. [27th August 1857.] Here called 1857(a) 2 pages 1857: 21 Vic no 33: An Act to extend the right of Voting and to provide for the Registration of Parliamentary Electors. [24th November, 1857.] Here called 1857(b) 12 pages 1858: 22 Vic no 64: An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof. [17th December, 1858.] 12 pages 1865: 29 Vic no 279: An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Law relating to Electors and Elections of Members ot serve in Parliament. [28th July, 1865.]  ONLY UP TO CLAUSE 36 85 pages 22 Vic no 81. An Act to amend the law relating to the Registration of Parliamentary Electors. [24th February 1859.] 16 pages. 1865: 29vic no 12: An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Registration of Persons qualified to Vote in the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Assembly. (aka Registration of Electors Amendment Act) [Assented to 13th September, 1865.] 7 pages 1867: 31vic no3: An Act to Consolidate the Laws relating to the Number of Members of the Legislative Assembly and to the Electoral Districts whereby such Members are returned. [26th November, 1867.] 8 pages 1867: 31vic no 21: An Act to Consolidate certain Laws relating to the Legislative Assembly [28th December, 1867.]    8 pages 1867: 31vic no 37: An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Laws relating to Parliamentary Elections. [28th December, 1867.] 17 pages 1867: 31vic no 38: Constitution Act of 1867, but this is an amended version, up to 1922. [Assented to 28th December, 1867.] 1871: 34 no 28: An Act to Amend "The Constitution Act of 1867" [Assented to 19th June, 1871.] title: The Constitution Act Amendment Act of 1871.one page only, not sure what about. 1872: 35vic no 5: An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Laws relating to Parliamentary Elections. [22nd January, 1872.]title: Parliamentary Elections. 25 pages 1872: 35vic no 10: An Act to Provide for Additional Representation and Redistribution of the Electoral Districts of Queensland [2nd August, 1872.] 17 pages 1874: 38vic no 6: An Act to Amend the Laws relating to Parliamentary Elections. [Assented to 8th July, 1874.] 24 pages [1853: no 3: An Act to Establish a Parliament in South Australia. [Reserved, November 10, 1853.] 31 pages 1854: no 11: An Act to Amend the Law for the Registration of Persons entitled to vote at Elections for Members of the Legislative Council. [Assented to, December 4, 1854.] 7 pages 1855-6: no 2: An Act to establish a Constitution for South Australia, and to grant a Civil List to Her Majesty. [Reserved, January 4, 1856.] referred to as 1855-6(a) 10 pages [1855-6: no 10: An Act to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia. (Assented to, April 2, 1856.] referred to here as 1855-6_no10 24 pages 1855-6: no 32: An Act to make further provision for the Election of Members to Serve in the Parliament of South Australia. [Assented to: June 19, 1856.] referred to here as 1855-6_no32 2 pages 1856 no 8: An Act to amend "An Act to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia." [Assented to, December 11, 1856.] One simple change to ballot paper where two candidates have same name. 1 page 1858: no 12: An Act to repeal certain Acts relating to the election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia, and to provide for the election of such Members. [Assented to, 27th January 1858.]  24 pages 1859: no 22: An Act to amend the electoral act. [Assented to, 1st September, 1859.] 8 pages 1861: no 20: An Act to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of the Province of South Australia.  [Reserved, 29th November, 1861.] 28 pages 1862: no 13: An Act to regulate Elections by Ballot. [Assented to, 21st October, 1862.] A general statement of elections by ballot to any office. Nothing new. But not to apply to election of Members to LC or LA (c22) 7 pages 1869-70: no 18: An Act to provide for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia. [Reserved, 23rd February, 1870.]  31 pages 1872 no 27: An Act ot Define the Electoral Districts for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia. [Reserved, 27th November, 1872.] 9 pages [1872 no 15: An Act to provide for the Issue of Writs for the Election of Members of Parliament in certain cases. [Reserved, 31st July, 1872.] 2 pages SA 1896 no 667: An act to amend and codify the electoral laws. 1873 no 5: An Act to amend "The Constitution Act". [Reserved, 18th December, 1873.] Nothing to do with electoral stuff. 2 pages 1873 no 25: An Act to amend "The Electoral Act". [Assented to, 18th December, 1873.] just changed some months, presumably regarding the collection of rolls. 2 pages [1877 no 82: An Act to amend The Electoral Act (no quotes this time) [Assented to, 21st December, 1877.] Short act dealing with electors who change districts. 3 pages 1878: no 127 An Act to amend "The Electoral Act". [Assented to, 30 November 1878.] short, Postponing creation of electoral rolls. 1879: no 141 An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament of South Australia. [Assented to: 25th October, 1879.] 33 pages [1880: no 183 An Act to amend "The Electoral Act, 1879" [Assented to, October 25th, 1880 [1883: no 280 An Act to amend "The Electoral Act, 1879" [Assented to, August 20th, 1883.] 4 pages  [1870 no 13, An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of a Legislative Council, the division of the Colony into Electoral Districts, and the election of Members to serve in such Council. [1st June, 1870. ]  stopped at 31; the rest was usual stuff it  seemed.   27 pages [1871 no 30: An Act to amend the Representation of the People, and to alter the Property Qualifications of Members of the Legislative Council. [Reserved, 18th January 1871.], [Royal Assent proclaimed, 17th August 1871.] 4 pages [1873 no 22: An Act to increase the number of Members to serve in the Legislative Council and further to regulate Elections. [Reserved 29th July, 1873.] [Royal Assent Proclaimed, 15th January, 1874.] 4 pages [1875 no 10: An Act to amend the Law relating to Election Petitions and to provide more effectually for the prevention of Corrupt Practices at the Election of Members to the Legislative Council. [Assented to 21st December, 1875.]  9 pages [1877 no 15: An Act to amend the law relating to Procedure at the election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council. [Assented to, 16th August, 1877.]  aka the Ballot Act, 1877. 16 pages 1877: 41 Vic no 19: An Act to suspend the operation of "The Ballot Act, 1877". [Assented to, 17th August, 1877.] 1 page target="_blank"> [1855 no 17: An Act to establish a Parliament in Van Diemen's Land And to grant a Civil List to her Majesty. [1st November 1854.] 10 pages [1856 19 Vic no24: An Act to establish Electoral Districts for the Return of Members to the Parliament of Tasmania; the Registration of Voters at Elections; for the Regulation of Elections and Prevention of Bribery and Corruption; and for the Trial of coed Elections. [7th February, 1856] 61 pages [1857 20 Vic no 4? (or 3?): An Act to provide that the Electoral Rolls for the Year 1856 shall be the Electoral Rolls for 1857, and to amend certain Provisions as to the Appointment of Returning Officers and Election Auditors.  [7th January 1857.] 2 pges [1857-8 21 Vic no 32: An Act to amend the Law relating to the Election of Members of the Parliament of Tasmania. [25 February, 1858.] 52 pages [1859: 23 Vic no 27: An Act to prevent Doubt as to the Validity of certain of the Electoral Rolls by reason of Delay which has occurred in the Preparation of such Rolls. [23 September, 1859.] 2 pages [1860: 24 Vic no 28: An Act to prevent Doubt as to the Validity of certain of the Electoral Rolls by reason of Delay which has occurred in the Preparation of such Rolls. [4 October, 1860.] 2 pages [1861: 25 Vic no 20: An Act to prevent Doubt as to the Validity of certain of the Electoral Rolls by reason of Delay which has occurred in the Preparation of such Rolls. [1 February, 1862.] 2 pages to get [1868: 32 Vic no 334: An Act to alter the Qualifications of Members and Electors of the Legislative Council. [29th September 1868] 10 pages. NOT LOOKED AT YET [1870: 34 Vic no 383: An Act ot provide for reimbursing Members of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly their expenses in relation to their attendance in Parliament. [29th December 1870.] 1 page. NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1876: 49 Vic no 548: An Act to amend "the Electoral Act 1865." [2nd November 1876.] 64 pages, nearly all district boundaries, got most but didn't put them in here. NOT YET LOOKED AT. [1881: 45 Vic no 702: An Act for the Reform of the Constitution. [Reserved 27th June 1881. Royal Assent proclaimed 28th November 1881.] 14 pages. NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1881: 45 Vic no 708: An Act to further amend the "Electoral Act 1865" . [24th December 1881.] 3 pages. NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1881: 45 Vic no 720: An Act to amend "The Legislative Council Act 1881" so far as relates to the First Periodical Elections to be held thereunder in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, and to the First preparation of the General Rolls an d Rolls of Ratepaying Electors. [24th December 1881.] 2 pages,  NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1882: 46 Vic no 731: An Act to amend "The Legislative Council Act 1881." [8th September 1882.] 1 page NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1882: 46 Vic no 734: An Act to make provision for enabling Licensees under Part II. of "The Land Act 1869" and assignees to vote at the periodical elections for the Legislative Council in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty-two. [10th October  1882.] 3 pages, NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1882: 46 Vic no 745: An Act to remove doubts as to the validity of "The Legislative Council Elections for 1882 Act." [Reserved 24th July 1882. Royal assent proclaimed 30th January 1883.] 2 pages, NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1883: 46 Vic no 754: An Act to provide for reimbursing Members of the Legislative Assembly their expenses in relation to their attendance in Parliament. [19th April 1883.] 1 page NOT LOOKED AT YET. [1883: 47 Vic no 780: An Act to further amend the Act intitled "An Act to limit the number of persons holding offices under the Crown who may sit and vote at the Legislative Council and Assembly of Victoria." [3rd November 1883.] 2 pages NOT LOOKED AT YET to get PDF Mentioned in clause 11 of 1851 Act, it refers in margin to qualifications fixed by 13 and 14 Vic c. 59. So no number?