1872 Ballot Act

1872 Ballot Act
  • Title: 1872 Ballot Act

  • Date : 1872

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PU/1/1872/35&36V1n103

  • Description :

    One of the Chartist's demands was for the secret ballot.  The 1872 Act to amend the Law relating to Procedure at Parliamentary and Municipal Elections, also known as the Ballot Act, introduced the secret ballot for local and government elections.