The 1907 Provincial Elections Amendment Act stated that no “Chinaman”, “Japanese”, “Hindu”, or “Indian” shall have his name placed on the register of voters for any electoral district, or be entitled to vote in any election. Hindu described any native of India not born of Anglo-Saxon parents. Earlier, the B.C. legislature had disenfranchised people of Chinese in 1872, and those of Japanese descent in 1895. These groups finally got the right to vote in 1947.

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