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The Spike or Victoria College Review, June 1906



A rather curious point seems to have arisen in the course of the elections. It is that an od eundem graduate may vote in an election for the Senate, but, not being a member of the Court of Convocation, he cannot vote for the College Council. Nominally, he may become a member by being admitted by Convocation, but, as there appears no means of calling it together, he is page 71 practically disfranchised. Another anomaly exists in the election of members to the Senate. In the case of an election for a member to represent this district, graduates resident in this district who are on the books of Victoria College may vote, but not graduates resident here who are on the books of another College. There appears, however, to be nothing to prevent any number of graduates who are on the books of say Canterbury College, but are resident here, transferring their names for the election, and then re-transferring when the election is over. Thus in the recent election it is said that a number of proxies of graduates resident here, which were to have been used had there been a contest for the Canterbury District, were set free when it was seen there was to be no opposition there, for use in the election for the V.C. District. Now that this election is over, they may at once re-transfer and vote for Canterbury District next time