Ballot Act

British Coat of ArmsOn 18 July 1872, the Ballot Act, an Act to Amend the Law relating to Procedure at Parliamentary and Municipal Elections, was passed. The bill introduced secret voting and increased the number of polling stations. Image: The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Elaine Hadley, “On Opinion Politics and the Ballot Act of 1872″

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18 Jul 1872

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