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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70


The third plank in the platform is as follows:—To promote the due registration of Parlimentary electors, true representation in Parliament, and the election of the best men available." This important plank is divisible into three parts. The first is registration. It must be apparent to all thoughtful persons that man hood suffrage is useless unless men register and exercise their votes. Many an election has been unfairly won through the names of dead men and absentees, for there is always some roll-stuffing and personation at elections. It is difficult to get some men to register. They assign many reasons against doing so. None refrain from doing it for their country's good. They by no means deem themselves unworthy of the trust and privilege, but selfishness deters them from registering.