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1856 Tasmanian Electoral Act

Talented Mr Boothby

Wakefield and ballot

The Australian Ballot

Secret ballot - not an Australian first
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Enrolling the People


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

Australian democratic innovations

This is a table from LF Crisp's Australian National Government, Longman, Croydon, 1965, p137. Note the year 1858 for Tasmania's introduction of the secret ballot, which should be 1856.