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Who qualified voter.

Consolidation, when effective.

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Sec. 5. Every citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years or over, male or female, who owns property which is assessed for school taxes in such districts, or who is the parent or legal guardian of any child of school age included in the school census of such district and who has resided in said district at least three months next preceding such election, shall be a qualified voter.

(206) Sec. 6. That upon the determination of the result of said election, if it should appear that the majority of the electors of each school district voting on said question shall have voted in favor of consolidating the school districts, the consolidation shall thereupon be considered as immediately effective. The new consolidated district shall thereafter be considered as created, and shall operate under the general school law, the same being act number one hundred sixty-six of the public acts of nineteen hundred seventeen, as amended.

Am. 1921, Act 175.

Evidence of union.

Liabilities assumed.

(207) SEC. 7. When the electors of each school district have voted in favor of consolidating the school districts as herein provided, a certified copy of the resolution as adopted by the governing body of each district, and of the result of the election in each school district, shall be recorded in the register of deeds' office and shall, when so recorded, pass the legal title of the real and personal property of each district, to the new consolidated school district, and shall be sufficient evidence of such union.

(208) SEC. 8. When such union is perfected, the consolidated school district shall assume outstanding indebtedness of the districts united, and shall assume and perform all legally binding contracts of such districts. Until such union is perfected, all bonds outstanding and all valid unperformed contracts, and all other liabilities, shall be and continue valid and enforceable obligations thereof, and said districts shall continue to exercise their power as such.

(209) Sec. 9. This act shall not be construed as repealing or affecting in any way act number sixty-five of the public acts of nineteen hundred nineteen.

Certain act not repealed, etc.

An Act to provide for the annexation to city school districts of school

districts or parts of school districts in territory annexed to cities comprising one school district and having a population of ten thousand or over.

[Act 35, P. A. 1923.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact: When ter

(210) SECTION 1. Where territory has been or is annexed ritory annexed to city to a city comprising a single school district, having a populaschool district. tion of ten thousand, or over, as shown by the last federal cen

sus, organized school districts or parts of organized school districts within such annexed territory shall be annexed to

effective.

and become a part of the city school district whenever the governing body of the city school district shall by resolution so determine: Provided, however, If any part of the district Proviso. or districts so annexed to and made a part of the city school fihool facilidistrict shall be without school facilities by reason thereof, the city school district shall annually furnish school facilities to such part or parts on being paid therefor a sum of money equal to the amount such part or parts would raise in taxes for school purposes, if such part or parts were in the city school district. The union herein provided for shall take When union effect thirty days after the passage of such resolution.

(211) Sec. 2. The secretary of the city school district Copy of resoshall within five days after the passage of the resolution serve whom served. a copy of the resolution, certified by him, upon the secretary of the governing body of the school district, which, or part of which, is to be annexed to and made a part of the city school district, and shall recori a copy of the resolution, certified by him, in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which such city school district is located.

(212) Sec. 3. When the union herein provided for has been Title to vest accomplished, the title to all the real and personal public in city school school property situated in the territory so annexed to and made a part of the city school district shall vest in and pass to the city school district. The officers of the district Funds, etc., annexed to the city school district, if the whole district is accounting to be annexed, shall within ten days after such annexation has taken place account to the city school district for the funds and property in their hands as such officers and shall turn over the same to the city school district. Upon the receipt by the latter of such funds and property, such officers shall be released of liability therefor, their official bonds shall be deemed cancelled and their offices terminate. Where only a part of a district is annexed to the city school district such accounting shall be pro rata in the proportion of the assessed valuation of the part of the district so annexed to the assessed valuation of the whole district; such officers shall be discharged of liability for the property accounted for, but shall continue as officers of the balance of the district.

(213) SEC. 4. The city school district shall assume the out- Outstanding standing indebtedness of the district so annexed to it, or to the

indebtedness. proper pro rata share thereof, if but part of the district be so annexed, and shall assume and perform all legally binding contracts of such district or if but part of a district be so annexed, then such legally binding contracts as shall apply to the part so annexed : Provided, That if the proviso, portion so annexed shall include school lands school

indebtedness. buildings for which bonds of the district have been issued in the purchase or construction thereof or other indebtedness created thereby, then in such case the city school district shall be liable for and shall assume payment of all such bonded or other indebtedness. The city school district shall take and have the right to collect all unpaid school

bonded

or

Primary school money.

taxes of the portion of the district taken. It shall take, based on the last school census, such part of the primary school money unexpended and in the treasury of the district, thus divided, as the number of children of school age in the portion taken bears to the number of children of school age in the whole district thus divided. It shall take and receive such portion of the unexpended school taxes collected and in the treasury of the district thus divided, as the assessed value of the portion taken bears to the whole district thus divided.

An Act relative to dividing city school districts into election pre

cincts, and to provide the manner of holding elections therein.

[Act 385, P. A. 1913.)

ment of.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: School dis- (214) S 5850. SECTION 1. In any city school district, trict, division the board of education thereof may divide said district into of. Proviso, two or more election precincts: Provided, That such division notice of.

be made at least twenty days previous to the first annual meeting or election held thereafter, and a diagram of the boundaries of each precinct be posted therein, in not less than three of the most public places in each precinct, with a plain description and the number of the same, not less than fifteen days previous to such meeting or election, and by publishing said notice in a newspaper, if one is published and circulated in said district, for at least three weeks previous

to such meeting or election. Election

(215) S 5851. Sec. 2. The board of education of any inspectors, etc., appoint

district so divided shall, not less than ten days prior to any meeting or election, appoint the members of the boards of registration, and the inspectors of election and other necessary election officers for each precinct of the district, and the secretary of the board shall notify each person so appointed thereof. No person shall serve on such boards, unless he is an

elector and resides in the precinct for which he is appointed. Vacancies, (216) § 5852. Sec. 3. In case any of the persons so ap

pointed to serve on such boards of registration and election decline to act, or neglect to appear at the time and place designated, the members of the board present or the electors

at the polls, may fill any vacancy or vacancies existing. Registration, (217) § 5853. SEC. 4. After a district has been divided when made.

into election precincts under the provisions of this act, the board of education shall order a new registration of the qualified electors to be made in each precinct the Saturday preceding any meeting of the district at which an election is to take place, and it shall be the duty of the board of education to order a new registration in each precinct every four years from and after the first annual meeting or election held in any

how filled.

district after it has been divided into precincts under the provisions of this act.

(218) § 5854. SEC. 5. After the votes have been counted Board of in a precinct at any election, the board of election inspectors election in

, shall make out a correct and true statement thereof, in dupli- duty of. cate, and certify to the same. One copy thereof shall be deposited in the ballot box and the other shall be delivered to the chairman of the board of election inspectors of the precinct, and it shall be the duty of said chairman to file the said statement with the secretary of the board of education within twenty-four hours after so receiving the said statement.

(219) § 5855. SEC. 6. The board of education of the dis- Canvass. trict shall meet at it [its] usual place of meeting on the Wednesday succeeding an election at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and shall, without adjourning, canvass the returns from the several precincts of the district and declare the result of the election. Said canvass shall be open to the public. The secretary shall enter the proceedings of such canvass upon the records of the district.

(220) § 5856. Sec. 7. Except as provided in this act, the Elections, manner of conducting elections shall be the same as provided how held. in the general school laws of the state and any local act in force in such district.

(221) § 5857. Sec. 8. This act shall not apply to any Application city school district now authorized by law to divide such dis- of act. trict into election precincts or districts.

(222) § 5858. Sec. 9. This act shall apply only to cities Idem. of under twenty-five thousand inhabitants.

An Act relative to dividing city school districts into election precincts, to provide for the registration of voters and for the holding of elections therein.

[Act 275, P. A. 1915.)

district.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (223) § 5841. SECTION 1. The board of education of any Board may school district composed in whole or in part of territory subdivide situated in any city in this state may divide said district into such number of voting precincts as shall be necessary, and shall provide for the registration of voters, and for elections therein suitable ballot boxes, poll lists and other supplies or equipment as may be necessary or proper. Such di sion shall be made at least sixty days previous to the first election after this act becomes operative in any district.

(224) § 5842. Sec. 2. A registration of the qualified Registration. electors in each district shall be made in each voting precinct, and the name, sex and address of each person registering, and whether the owner of property assessed for school taxes or a parent or legal guardian of children of school age.

Laws applicable.

When made.

Sessions
of boards.

Am. 1919, Act 303. tion 2 of said act.

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Such registration shall in all respects not herein specified be conducted in the same manner as the registration required or provided for with reference to general elections, and all laws of the state for preserving the purity of elections and for preventing fraud and corruption shall govern all elections and registrations under this act so far as the same are applicable. No unregistered person shall be allowed to vote at any school election unless such person has qualified under oath under the provisions of law regulating elections in cities. The first registration of voters shall be made in each voting precinct in said district on the last Saturday previous to the date of the annual school election as fixed by law, or of any special election that may be ordered or provided by law, and subsequent registrations shall be made on the last Saturday preceding any election in such district and whenever the board of education may provide for a general registration therein. Boards of registration shall be in session in the several voting precincts continuously between the hours of three' o'clock and eight o'clock in the afternoon on registration days.

Effective when ratified by electors in accordance with sec

See compiler's sections 232-35. (225) $ 5843. Sec. 3. The board of education in each district so divided shall appoint three qualified electors in cach voting precinct to compose a board of registration and a board of election inspectors. Such appointment shall be made at least ten days prior to the time required for registration and election as the case may be. The same electors may be appointed members of both boards. Each member shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall be entitled to administer oaths to any person in connection with the registration or election. In case of inability or refusal to act, the board of education may fill the vacancy, and in case the members shall not all be present at the time of the opening of the registration or of the polls, the qualified electors present may fill the vacancy. The inspectors of election shall, immediately after canvassing the votes, make their return thereof and deliver the same to the secretary of the board of education.

(226) § 5844. SEC. 4. Notice of the time and place of holding any registration or election shall be given by the secretary of the board of education, by posting notice thereof in three public places in each voting precinct in which the registration or election is to be held, at least ten days before the registration or election, and by publication in one or more of the city papers, if any, in the district, at least six times within ten days next preceding the election. daily paper is published in the district, the notice shall be published at least once in a weekly newspaper published therein. The notice of election shall contain the names of all candidates for each office to be voted on, and the substance of all special matters, if any, to be submitted thereat.

(227) § 5845. SEC. 5. The board of education shall convene on Thursday next succeeding any election at the usual

Oath of office,

Vacancy.

Return of votes.

Notice of registration.

If no

Canvass.

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