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IMPUDENT ENCROACHMENT ON VOTERS' BIGHTS. To the Editor of the Chronicle." 0 # Sir,—No one in this radical age, I presume, would have the courage to openly declare that a voter has no right to his vote. Nevertheless, it is the writer's painful duty to cite a case where the privilege has in the most cowardly manner been practically denied. The affair to which I refer occurred one day last week in a village near Portb, in connection with the Ystradyfodwg Local Board Election. Two can- vassers called at a certain house on behalf of a certain candidate, whose qualifications, they thought, were such as to command their skill and energies and even such as to justify them to have recourse to the foulest means possible in order to secure his elevation to a place whfT«Sihe would be more able to check his own doings. The voter at the time was either absent or taking his rest, but all the better for that They questioned his wife as to his vote; she gave them no satiafactory answer, but one of the daughters, who was less cautious, let out the cat, said "It is for S —One of them made tbe reply that There were too many p— s on Boards already," but the other, under the pretence of putting it right, thereupon took hold of the voting paper, and filled it in favour of his own pet. I think I need not apolo- gise for giving this dirty work its own name— FORGERY, and forgery under false pretence. If any, it is rather difficult to know how many illiterate voters •7u iif-eri *rea!ied ln a similar manner in connection with this election. From the extraordinary fact that in Ward No. 4 alone there were 300 spoiled papers, we may conclude that such tampering as I have alluded to was not uncommon. So long as canvassers will resort to such electioneering knavery a fair result will not always be obtained and the most worthless and unpopular of candidates has a good chance to succeed. CYMKO.

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