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cil shall determine for the purposes aforesaid. The said village Tax for, how
council shall have the power, and it shall be their duty, to raise
by taxes upon the taxable property of said village such sum
or sums of money as shall be sufficient to pay the amount of
said bonds and the interest thereon as fast as the same shall
become due.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 26, 1903.

[No. 289.]

AN ACT to change the name of George E. Valentine, of the

township of Prairieville, Barry county, Michigan to George E. Freeman.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The name of George E. Valentine, of the town. Name ship of Prairieville, Barry county, Michigan, is hereby changed

changed. to George E. Freeman.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 26, 1903.

[No. 290.]

AN ACT to provide for election precincts for the township of

Stanton, in the county of Houghton, defining the limits thereof, providing for the registration of voters therein and determining who shall be inspectors of elections.

election precincts.

No. 1.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The township of Stanton, in the county of Division into Houghton, shall be divided into four election precincts, to be known respectively as election precincts numbers one, two, three and four. Election precinct number one shall comprise Precinct the following territory, namely: sections four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one and thirty-two of township fifty-four north, of range thirty-five West; the southwest fractional quarter of section nineteen and sections thirty, thirty-one and thirty-two of township fifty-five north, of range thirty-five west; sections one, two, three, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and twenty-four of township fifty-four north, of range thirty-six west; and fractional section twenty-four, fractional section twenty-five, fractional sec

No. 2

No. 3.

No. 4.

Notice of division to be given.

tion thirty-four, fractional section thirty-five and section thirtysix of township fifty-five north, of range thirty-six west. Election precinct number two shall comprise the following territory, namely: sections two, three, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, the southeast fractional quarter of section nineteen, sections twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five and thirty-six of township fifty-five north, of range thirty-five west; sections one, two, three, eleven and twelve of township fifty-four north, of range thirty-five west; sections nineteen, thirty and thirty-one of township fifty-five north, of range thirty-four west; and fractional section thirty-five of township fifty-six north, of range thirty-five west. Election precinct number three shall comprise the following territory, namely: all that part of said township of Stanton lying east of said precinct number two. Election precinct number four shall comprise the remaining territory of said township of Stanton, being all that portion of said township of Stanton lying south and west of precinct number one as above described.

Sec. 2. The township board of said township shall give notice of said division by posting written or printed notices thereof in three public places in each election precinct, at least ten days before the first general regular or special election held therein, after the passage of this act. Said notice shall give a description of the boundaries of each voting precinct, and shall specify the place at which the first election will be held therein, as provided in this act.

SEC. 3. The township officers of said township, who, by existing laws constitute the board of inspectors of election of said township, shall be the board of inspectors of election in precinct number one therein, and two justices of the peace and the treasurer of said township shall be the board of inspectors of election in precinct number two. The township board shall, at its annual meeting next preceding each annual township meeting, designate and appoint three electors of said township to constitute the board of inspectors of precinct number three, and three electors of said township to constitute the board of inspectors of precinct number four, the persons so appointed to be members of the respective boards of inspectors of election for the ensuing year and until their successors are appointed.

Sec. 4. The several boards of inspectors of each precinct shall be the inspectors of election at each election or township meeting held therein. The several boards of inspectors shall appoint one of their number chairman of such board, may administer oaths, make appointments, have the same powers and authority to the same extent for preserving order and enforcing their commands and all other powers for proceeding with elections in said several precincts, and shall conduct elections therein in the same manner as general elections are now conducted, or as they shall hereafter be directed by law to be conducted by township inspectors of elections in this State,

Who to be election inspectors.

Conducting of township elections.

except as herein otherwise provided. They shall receive the same compensation as township inspectors of election, to be paid by the township. Sec. 5. All the electors residing in said township shall cast Polling places

of precincts. their ballots at all elections therein in the several precincts in which they respectively reside, and said ballots shall be cast in said several precincts at the following named places, which places shall continue to be the polling place in said several precincts until changed by the township board of said township, namely: in precinct number one at the Trimountain school house at Freda; in precinct number two, at the Redridge school house; in precinct number three, at Burkman's store at the place called Oskar; in precinct number four, at the Elm River school house: Provided, however, That the township Proviso. board may from time to time change said polling places for any or all of said precincts, giving notice of such change, if any, with the notices of election.

Sec. 6. The votes cast at any election in said several pre- Canvass, etc., cincts shall be counted, canvassed, stated, certified and re- of votes. turned in accordance with the general laws of this State in that behalf made. Sec. 7. The board of registration of said township shall Relative to

registration. compile the registration of electors of each of said precincts in separate precinct registers, shall transcribe to such several precinct registers from the township register the names of such electors as they know are qualified electors and residents of such precinct, and shall cause such precinct register to be present at every election, for use by each of the district boards of inspectors; and thereafter the registration of the electors in said township shall be made in accordance with the provisions of law for the registration of electors in townships divided into election districts. Sec. 8. All proceedings with reference to elections in said To conform

with general township of Stanton shall be in accordance with the general laws. laws of this State relating to township elections, except as herein otherwise provided.

Sec. 9. Notwithstanding anything in this act contained, the When pre proper township authorities shall have power, under the pro- altered visions of the general laws of this State, to alter or divide said precincts whenever the number of electors in any one of said precincts, as shown by the poll list at any election held therein, shall exceed the number prescribed as the maximum for any election precinct or election district in this State.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 26, 1903.

[No. 291.]

AN ACT to change the name of Anna E. Witzky to Anna E.

Huff.

Name changed.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. The name of Anna E. Witzky is hereby changed
to Anna E. Huff.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 26, 1903.

[No. 292.]

AN ACT to provide by a direct vote, in the county of Wayne,

for nomination at primary elections of candidates of politi. cal parties for election to public offices, and to regulate and protect such primary elections, and to punish offenses committed thereat, and also for the election of party committees and delegates to political conventions, and to repeal act number four hundred eleven of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May sixteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-five.

maries held.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Certain words, SECTION 1. That the words "primary" and "primary elechow construed.

tion” shall be construed to mean an election as herein provided for deciding by ballot who shall be the nominees of the respective political parties for the next ensuing election, and for the selection of delegates to any convention or members of

committees of any political party, When pri- SEC. 2. Primary elections within the county of Wayne, held

for the purpose of selecting candidates of any political party for election at any regular election, to any public office, the incumbent of which is required by law to be elected by electors of said county, or of some subdivision thereof, and for the purpose of electing delegates to any convention or the members of the committees of any political party, composed entirely of members elected by electors residing within Wayne county, shall be held at the time, place and in the manner in this act provided, and not otherwise: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to the nomination of township and village officers in any township or village until it has been so determined upon by a two-thirds vote of the respective village

council or township board. Who to be The candidates who receive the greatest number of votes nominee.

on any party ticket for each of such offices at any primary shall Nomination of be the nominees of such party for the ensuing election. In committee members.

each ward in the city of Detroit, at the first fall primary held

Proviso.

pay clerk.

after this act takes effect, each political party shall elect by ballot, according to the provisions of this act, one member of the city committee and one member of the county committee, whose terms of office shall be two years from and after their election, or until their successors are elected in like manner, and outside of Detroit there shall be elected in the same manner the number of such committeemen now allowed by party usage. For purposes in this act no officials of any political party committee in the city of Detroit shall be recognized except those chosen from and by the committees elected under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 3. To obtain the printing of any candidate's name upon How candithe ballots for any primary election, a petition, signed by the cause name candidate, which shall state the name of the candidate, his printed on residence, street and house number, the political party of which he is a member, and the office sought, shall be filed with the clerk of the city, village, township or county as hereinafter provided. Such petition shall be filed by the candidate, who shall amount to at the time pay to the clerk a sum of money equal to one-half of one per cent of the salary and fees of the preceding year of such office, the amount thereof to be ascertained or estimated as nearly as may be by such clerk: Provided, The sum to be Proviso. paid with any petition shall not be less than one nor more than fifty dollars: And provided also, That all candidates for nonsalaried offices shall pay the fixed sum of one dollar. The candidate who filed such petition shall make affidavit, before an officer authorized to administer oaths, to the truths of the statements therein.

The above mentioned clerks shall keep on hand printed forms of primary petitions and annexed affidavits.

SEC. 4. Primary petitions of all candidates for any village, Petitions, township or city offices or for committeeship shall be filed with where filed. the respective clerks thereof. Primary petitioins of candidates for all other elective offices included in section two of this act shall be filed with the clerk of the county; and each of the said Time in which clerks shall receive petitions filed in accordance herewith up ceive peto and including the fifteenth day before the first day of any primary election, and shall forth with prepare and publicly expose in his office a list of the candidates for offices and committeeships named in the petitions filed in his office under the headings of party and office and as near as may be as they would appear upon the primary ballots; all moneys accom- Clerks to pay panying any primary petition shall be received by the clerk received to with whom the petition is filed, who shall endorse upon the treasurer. petition the amount received therewith and shall pay over the same to the treasurer of the county, city, village or township, to be placed to the credit of the fund from which the expense How used. of printing the official ballots is defrayed and from such fund shall be paid any expense of printing authorized in this act. And such clerk shall keep a public record of the petitions filed, Clerk to keep in a book with columns in which shall be entered respectively of petitions.

titions.

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