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the strike and the cross

1856 Tasmanian Electoral Act

Talented Mr Boothby

Wakefield and ballot

The Australian Ballot

Secret ballot - not an Australian first
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AEC links


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Enrolling the People


The Development of Modern Electoral Administration
a postgraduate project of the ANU and the Electoral Council of Australia 
funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council.


The Australian Ballot - in 800 words

Here is scanned version of 19 December 2005 Canberra Times piece on the Australian Ballot's introduction in Victoria (Australia) in 1855/6. Text version here.