The first Year of George II

A.D. 1727

Chap. IX.

An Act for the further regulating the Election of Members of Parliament, and preventing the irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs and other Officers in electing and returning such Members.

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VII. And for the better preventing papists from voting in elections: be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no papist, though not convict, shall be intitled or admitted to vote at the election of any member to serve in Parliament as knight, citizen, or burgess, or at the election of any magistrate for any city or other town-corporate; any law, statute, or usage, to the contrary notwithstanding.