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any person who shall vote or attempt to vote more than once or in more than one election district at the same primary election, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. When by this act any act Neglect of or duty is required to be done or performed and the act or perform duty is required to be done or performed by or under the direc- duty. tion, supervision or authority of any officer and such act or duty shall not be done or performed, then the officer who shall neglect to perform such act or duty or shall suffer or permit the omission to perform such act or duty or direct, require or authorize the omission or non-performance of such act or duty, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as herein provided. Any person who shall be convicted of any of Penalty. the acts or omissions which are by this act declared to be misdemeanors shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of said Preceding county to cause to be posted in conspicuous places in and upon printed all places in said county respectively, where primary elections and posted. are held for the nomination of county officers, so that the same can be plainly seen and read by all persons at such primary elections, large posters containing the whole verbatim of the preceding section of this act. It shall be the duty of the clerk Duty of clerks of any city, township or village in which this act is operative, election list. to deliver to the board of primary election inspectors of each election district within their jurisdiction before the time for opening of the polls on the first day of such primary, the election list of electors used at the last preceding election held therein; also blanks for poll lists and returns and any other supplies necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. It who to furshall also be the duty of said clerks or of such board or other tion books.
nish registraperson or persons as are by law required to furnish blank reg. istration books for use by the various registration boards in the various election districts in said county, to furnish the same in time for use at such primary, and to provide that the said books known as the alphabetical election list of electors shall contain, in addition to those required by law at the time of the passage of this act, at least two columns to be used exclusively for recording of the votes cast at primary elections under the provisions of this act, each of which columns shall have Heading of printed headings as follows:
"Voted at Fall Primary, 19. ...” “Voted at Spring Primary 19...."
SEC. 21. The common council of cities and villages and the Who to protownship boards of townships shall provide for the appoint- inspectors. ment, by said board of primary election inspectors, of two clerks to assist them in carrying on such primary election, but the compensation of such clerks shall not exceed four dollars per day respectively.
Sec. 22. Act number four hundred eleven of the Local Acts Repealing of eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled "An act to provide for,
regulate and protect primaries, primary elections and conven-
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to provide for the assessment and collection of high
way taxes, and the expenditure thereof, in the Township of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Township di- SECTION 1. For convenience in the assessment and collecvided into road districts. tion of highway taxes, and the expenditure thereof, the com
missioner of highways of the Township of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, shall, by and with the sanction and approval of the township board, on the first Monday of March, A. D., nineteen hundred thee, divide said township, excluding incorporated villages therein, into not less than five nor more than twelve road districts, which districts shall be composed of contiguous territory. The highway commissioner may thereafter, subject to the approval of the township board, vacate, alter, divide, or consolidate such districts, his action in all cases to be entered of record in the township clerk's office, but no such alteration shall be made within ten days next pre
ceding the annual township meetings. Overseers,
SEC. 2. At each annual township meeting of said township, how elected. between the hours of twelve o'clock noon and one o'clock in the
afternoon, the qualified elector's of each road district in said township shall separate themselves into groups and a majority of the qualified voters of each district present and voting shall elect, viva voce, or in such manner as the electors of each district may direct, an overseer of highways for their respective district. The overseer of highways shall be a qualified elector and a resident taxpayer of his respective district, and no elector except a resident in the district where the overseer is chosen shall vote for such overseer.
Sec. 3. At the time and place of election of overseers of highways for the several road districts, a majority of the qualified electors of each road district present and voting, by viva voce vote, or in such manner as said electors for each of their respective districts may direct, shall determine as
follows: Reiative to First, Whether the highway tax shall be assessed on a of highway
money basis and paid in money instead of labor, and if they so determine, such assessment shall not be less than one fourth
Electors what to determine.
of one per cent, and shall not exceed one per cent on the aggregate assessed valuation of the property of the district, both real and personal, according to the assessment roll for said township for the fiscal year.
Second, Whether the highway tax shall be assessed partially Idem. in labor, and if so upon the amount of highway labor to be assessed, which shall not exceed one day's labor upon each one hundred dollars assessed valuation as in the preceding subdivision provided : also upon the amount of money tax, if any, to be levied in the district for necessary improvements, to be made in the highways and bridges during the year beyond what the highway labor, as-above provided, will accomplish, not exceeding one-half of one per cent on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation as in the preceding sub-division provided.
SEC. 4. The township clerk shall record the proceedings of Duty of towneach district meeting in the township records, and within ship clerk. fifteen days after the annual township meeting, shall certify to the commissioner of highways for said township the amount and the manner of raising the highway tax for each road district, as determined at such district election, and the commissioner of highways shall thereafter apportion and assess or cause to be assessed by the supervisor said taxes in the manner provided by the general laws of this State.
Sec. 5. Within ten days after said election, the overseers Acceptances of highways elected thereat shall file a notice of their accept- of overseers. ance with the township clerk. The commissioner of highways may at any time require the overseer of highways of any of said districts to give bond in such amount, conditioned and to be approved as required under the general laws of this State.
SEC. 6. In case any of the overseers of highways so elected Appointment should fail to file the notice of acceptance with the township Vacaney. clerk within the time required by this act, or fail to file a bond as required by this act; or in case the electors in any road district neglect or refuse to elect an overseer of highways, or to determine the amount of highway tax to be levied in such district, or the manner in which it shall be assessed, the highway commissioner shall appoint an overseer for said district for the ensuing year in the manner provided by the general laws of this state. The commissioner may in such cases assess not exceeding one per cent upon the assessed valuation of the property in such district, both real and personal, according to the assessment roll for the fiscal year, which tax niay be assessed in money or labor as the commissioner may determine.
SEC. 7. The commissioner of highways shall thereafter pro- Who and ceed at the time and in the manner provided by the general Highway tax. laws of this State, so far as the provisions thereof may be applicable and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, to assess or cause to be assessed the highway tax for the several road districts.
Sec. 8. Capitation or poll tax shall continue to be assessed in each of said districts in the manner provided by the general
laws of this State. Money, how Sec. 9. All highway labor and money tax assessed and colexpended.
lected within said districts for highway purposes shall be expended within the limits of the district in which the same is assessed: Provided, That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to prohibit or prevent the building and mainte
nance of stone or macadam roads within the several districts. Duties of SEC. 10. The duties of the highway commissioner of the omcers to conform to said township and of the overseers of the road districts therein, general laws. and the duties of the other township officers, so far as con
sistent with the provisions of this act, shall continue to be the
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend section twenty of title eight of the charter
of the City of Grand Rapids, the same being section twenty of title eight of act number three hundred seventy-four of the local acts of the State of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled “An act to revise the charter of the City of Grand Rapids;" by eliminating the provision relative to the making of assessment rolls of all unpaid taxes and the delivery of certified copies thereof to the city clerk.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Charter
SECTION 1. Section twenty of title eight of the charter of amended.
the City of Grand Rapids, the same being section twenty of title eight of act number three hundred seventy-four of the local acts of the State of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled “An act to revise the charter of the City of Grand Rapids,” be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as
follows: Partial pay- Sec. 20. Upon the receipt of any tax the city treasurer shall ment of taxes. mark the same paid upon the proper roll and give a receipt
therefor. Any person owning an undivided share or other part of real estate assessed in one description may pay on the part thus owned, by paying an amount having the same relation to the whole tax as the part on which payment is made has to the whole parcel. The person making such payment shall accurate
ly describe the part on which he makes payment, and the re-
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to organize and incorporate school districts numbers
two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight of the township of North Star, Gratiot County, Michigan, and to change the boundaries of school district number nine, in said township, and to take certain territory therefrom and attach the same to another district and to change the number of said district number nine and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in any wise contravening the provisions of this act.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. So much of the Township of North Star, in the District No. 2, county of Gratiot, and State of Michigan, as would be included consist. in the following descriptions, to wit, entire sections thirteen, fourteen, twenty-three and twenty-four of said township, shall constitute a single school district to be known and designated as school district number two of North Star; so much of said No. 3. Township of North Star as would be included in the following descriptions, to wit, entire sections twenty-nine, thirty, thirtyone and thirty-two of said township, shall constitute a single school district to be known and designated as school district number three of North Star; so much of said Township of No. 4. North Star as would be included in the following descriptions, to wit, entire sections seventeen, eighteeen, nineteen and twenty, the east half of section seven and the west half of southwest quarter of section eight of said township, shall constitute a single school district to be known and designated as school district number four of North Star; so much of said No. 5. Township of North Star as would be included in the following descriptions, to wit, the east half of section five, section eight, except the west half of the southwest quarter, entire sections four and nine, and the west half of sections three and ten of