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42-364. Qualifications of voters and officers; election precincts in districts; returns of election; annual election; notice. At all elections held in said irrigation district for the purpose of electing officers, providing for the issuance of bonds, or any other purpose, all persons possessing the qualifications of electors who are residents of the county in which said district is located and owners of land within said district shall be deemed qualified voters, and qualified to hold office as members of the board of irrigation commissioners of such district. Such elections shall be conducted in all respects as general elections in the state of Kansas. After the creation of said district, as hereinbefore provided, the board of irrigation commissioners shall provide in such irrigation district one or more convenient election precincts for all the purposes of this act, and shall designate the voting places in said precincts, and shall make report in writing to the board of county commissioners of said county of such election precincts and voting places, which said report shall be filed with the county clerk and a minute thereof made upon the journal of the board of county commissioners, and if any change shall be made in such voting precincts or voting places by said board of irrigation commissioners, the same shall in like manner be reported to the board of county commissioners, filed and minuted as aforesaid.

It shall be the duty of the county clerk of the county in which such irrigation district is located to cause a notice of each annual election in said district to be published in the official county paper of said county for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of such election, which notice shall designate the voting place in each voting precinct in said district. The board of county commissioners shall designate three judges and two clerks for each election precinct in said district, who shall each be a qualified voter of the county in which said district is located, and who shall receive the same compensation as is provided by law for judges and clerks at general elections. All expenses of conducting such elections shall be paid by the treasurer of said irrigation districts out of the funds of said district. The returns of such elections shall be made to the board of county commissioners of such county, and such board shall meet on the next Friday thereafter and canvass the returns of said election and declare the results.

History: L. 1891, ch. 133, art. 7, § 8; R.S. 1923, 42-364; L. 1929, ch. 204, § 3; March 16.


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