Series VPRS 8181
Returning Officers' Election Expenses Account
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Date Range: Series ? 1889 - ? 1976
  Series in Custody 1889 - 1976
  Contents 1889 - 1976
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1889 - 1976 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1979 - cont State Electoral Office [Department of Property and Services 1979-1988] VA 1061
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : }
    } Arranged in two different sequences:
    Series in custody : }
    1889 to 1943: the only volume extant for this period is arranged chronologically.

    1946 to 1976: volumes arranged by sequential number appearing on the spine (except number 1)

    Contents : Alphabetical by name of the electoral district/province.

    Note: Unit 1 of the P1 consignment includes an index.

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    Series/Series in custody: 1889 to 1943; none apparent
    1946 to 1976; (Vol No.1 - 3)

    Contents in custody: Gippsland - New Western Province
    to
    Ballarat - Williamstown District

    In accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act 1863 (No.168) [see also section 61 of Constitution Act Amendment Act 1958 (No.6224)], each returning officer was required to keep a separate account of all the money received and expended by him for each election held by him.

    This series contains election expenses account books which record how much each returning officer claimed for costs of running elections.

    The P1 consignment consists of volumes of election expenses accounts of the returning officers for the period 1889 to 1976. There appears to be a gap in the series in custody for the period 1944 to 1946.

    The information recorded in columns includes:

    - name of the returning officer
    - name of the electoral district/province
    - date of election (chronological entries)
    - correspondence number
    - account number
    - fees (to Deputy Returning Officers and Poll Clerks)
    - polling booths
    - travelling expenses
    - advertisements
    - total expenses of election
    - amount of forfeited deposits

    An alphabetical index by name of the electoral district/province, found in front of Unit 1 provides access to the contents of that volume.

    The series date range remains undetermined.

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P0001 ? 1889 - 1976 Open 4
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