Sinking Fund For Public Buildings (Excerpt) Act 14 Of 1926 (Ex. Sess.)


Published: 2015

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SINKING FUND FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS (EXCERPT)
Act 14 of 1926 (Ex. Sess.)

141.54 Ballots; form, contents, distribution, counting; authorizing vote; levy.

Sec. 4.

It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of such county to prepare the necessary ballots for the use of the electors in voting upon the question referred to in this act. The said question shall be printed upon a ballot separate and distinct from all other ballots, which ballot shall be in the following form: Instruction to Voter.

Mark a cross in the square to the left of the word “Yes” or “No.”

“To authorize the board of supervisors to levy a tax of ..... each year for a period of ..... years, to create a sinking fund to be used for .......................................................................................

.................................................. [ ]“Yes”.

.................................................. [ ]“No”.

There shall be inserted in the above blanks the amount of the tax to be assessed each year, not exceeding 2 mills in any case, the number of years for which the tax is to be levied and the purpose for which the sinking fund to be created shall be used. The ballots so prepared shall be distributed by the board of election commissioners within the same time and in the same manner that ballots are distributed prior to a general election. All ballots upon which an elector marks a cross in the square to the left of the word “Yes,” shall be counted in favor of levying the tax stated in the resolution of the board of supervisors, and all ballots upon which an elector marks a cross in the square to the left of the word “No”, shall be counted against the question of levying the tax stated in the resolution of the board of supervisors. All ballots cast at any election on such question, shall be received, counted, canvassed and returned in the manner now governing for the election of county officers. If at any election a majority of the electors voting on such question shall decide in favor of authorizing the board of supervisors to levy the tax in the amount and for the period of years set forth in said resolution, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors to levy said tax, commencing with the next annual tax roll following said election and continuing for the full period of years as set forth in said resolution.


History: 1926, Ex. Sess., Act 14, Imd. Eff. Mar. 13, 1926

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CL 1929, 1259

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CL 1948, 141.54

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