Faggot voter

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A faggot voter or faggot was a person who qualified to vote in an election with a restricted suffrage only by the exploitation of loopholes in the regulations.wikipedia
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Representation of the People Act 1884

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Faggot voting was abolished by the Representation of the People Act 1884.
This was not to stop people acquiring multiple votes in different constituencies (plural voting was still permitted), but to restrict sub-division of one property to qualify multiple voters (so called faggot voters).

Parliamentary Elections Act 1695

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Section 6 sought to prevent faggot voters by requiring that the a voter's forty shilling freehold was a bona fide holding and not a temporary conveyance.

Suffrage

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A faggot voter or faggot was a person who qualified to vote in an election with a restricted suffrage only by the exploitation of loopholes in the regulations.

Loophole

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A faggot voter or faggot was a person who qualified to vote in an election with a restricted suffrage only by the exploitation of loopholes in the regulations.

Title (property)

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Typically, faggot voters satisfied a property qualification by holding the title to a subdivision of a large property with a single beneficial owner.

Beneficial owner

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Typically, faggot voters satisfied a property qualification by holding the title to a subdivision of a large property with a single beneficial owner.

United Kingdom

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Faggot voting was a common electoral abuse in the United Kingdom until the electoral reforms of the late 19th century.

Electoral reform

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Faggot voting was a common electoral abuse in the United Kingdom until the electoral reforms of the late 19th century.

Victorian era

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Political reform continued during the Victorian era, eventually leading to universal suffrage.

Firewood

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The word faggot originally meant a piece or bundle of gathered firewood.

Muster (military)

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It was later applied to civilians added to a military muster roll purely to make up the numbers rather than to serve as soldiers.

Soldier

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It was later applied to civilians added to a military muster roll purely to make up the numbers rather than to serve as soldiers.

Electoral roll

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The extension from muster rolls to electoral rolls is attested from 1817.

Faggot (food)

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Knitting

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Faggot (slang)

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Homosexuality

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Bisexuality

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Transgender

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The use of the word in an electoral context has nothing to do with many other uses of the word, such as cuisine known as a faggot, faggotting in terms of knitting, and the more recently common sense of faggot as a pejorative for someone known as or perceived as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.

Unreformed House of Commons

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In the unreformed House of Commons, and for decades after the Reform Act 1832, the qualifications for voting varied between different constituencies.

Reform Act 1832

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In the unreformed House of Commons, and for decades after the Reform Act 1832, the qualifications for voting varied between different constituencies.

Property

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However in many constituencies, suffrage was restricted to those with an "interest" (i.e. in property) in the constituency, i.e. real estate.

Real estate

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However in many constituencies, suffrage was restricted to those with an "interest" (i.e. in property) in the constituency, i.e. real estate.

Electoral registration in the United Kingdom

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If a landowner subdivided a single property into multiple units, and transferred the title of each unit into the name of a separate person, each titleholder could then register to vote.

Secret ballot

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The lack of a secret ballot ensured that the "faggot" complied with the landowner's wishes.