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west along the city boundary to the fourth ward, and on the west by the fourth ward;
Sixth, The sixth ward shall embrace all that portion of the city bounded as follows: On the north by Main street, on the east by the city boundary, on the south and west by the fifth ward;
Seventh, The seventh ward shall embrace all that portion of the city bounded as follows: On the north by Ganson street, on the east by the city boundary, on the south by Main street, on the west by Mechanic street;
Eighth, The eighth ward shall embrace all that portion of the city bounded as follows: On the north by the city boundary, on the east by the city boundary, on the south by Ganson street, on the west by Grand river:
Provided, That whenever a street or river is mentioned in this section as a boundary or division line the center of said street or the continuance thereof, and the center of said river shall be deemed to be the said boundary or line.
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SECTION 1. The inhabitants of said city having the qualifications of electors under the constitution of the State, and no others, shall be electors therein, and every elector shall vote in the ward or precinct where he shall have resided during the twenty days next preceding the day of election. The residence of any elector not being a householder shall be deemed to be in the ward or precinct in which is located his regular place of lodging.
SEC. 2. The aldermen of the city shall constitute a board of registration thereof.
SEC. 3. The registration of electors shall be had and made in accordance with the general laws of the State in force at the time of such registration. The board of registration at their session previous to the general election, in the year nineteen hundred four and in every fourth year thereafter shall make a registration of the qualified electors of their respective wards in books of the form prescribed by law. When such new registry shall be made the former registry of electors shall not be used nor shall any person vote at any election in such ward or precinct after such registration, unless his name shall be registered in such new registry. Notice that such registration is required to be made, shall be given in like manner as and with the notice of the meeting or session of the board at which it is to be made.
SECTION 1. An annual city election shall be held on the first Annual. Monday in April in each year at such place in each precinct of the several wards of the city as the council shall designate. SEC. 2. Special elections may be appointed by resolution of Special. the council and held in and for the city or in and for any ward or wards thereof at such times and place or places as the council shall designate, the purpose and object of which shall be fully set forth in the resolution appointing such election.
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SEC. 3. Whenever a special election is to be held the council Inspectors, shall by resolution direct the recorder to deliver to the in- whom spectors of election in the ward or wards where the same is notified. to be held, a notice signed by him specifying the officer or officers to be chosen, the proposition or propositions, if any, to be submitted to the vote of the electors and the day and place at which such election is to be held, and the proceedings and manner of holding such election shall be the same as in annual elections.
SEC. 4. Notice of the time and place or places of holding Notice, when any election and of the officers to be elected and the proposi- cation, etc. tions to be voted upon shall, except as herein otherwise provided, be given by the recorder at least eight days before any such election, by posting such notices in three public places in each ward in which the election is to be held, and by publishing a copy thereof in a daily newspaper published in said city the same length of time before the election, and in case of a special election the notice shall set forth the purpose and object of such special election as fully as the same is required to be set forth in the resolution appointing the same.
SEC. 5. The council shall provide and cause to be kept by Ballot boxes, the recorder for use at all elections suitable ballot boxes of whom kept. the kind required by law to be kept for use in townships, and such voting machines as may be authorized by law and adopted by the council, said voting machines to be kept by the city electrician as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 6. On the day designated for the holding of any election Opening and in said city the polls shall be open in each ward at the several polls. places designated by the council at seven o'clock in the morning, or as soon thereafter as may be, and shall be kept open until five o'clock in the afternoon, at which hour they shall be finally closed. The inspectors shall cause proclamation to be made of the opening and closing of the polls.
SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the common council at least Appointment of inspectors one week before every election to appoint four inspectors of of election. election for each voting precinct in the city and designate the precinct to which they are respectively assigned, and select one member of such board to be the chairman thereof, and no more than two members of each of such board shall belong to any one political party; two of the members of each board of electors shall act as clerks of election.
ent at opening of polls.
Absence of chairman.
Conduct of elections.
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Result of election, how determined,
SEC. 8. If at the time of the opening of the polls of such election such inspectors so appointed, or any of them, shall not be present, prepared to act in such capacity, the electors in such precinct may choose viva voce such number of electors as with the inspectors present shall constitute a board of four in number, and such electors so chosen shall be inspectors at that election, and shall have the same power and authority for the preservation of order and for enforcing obedience to their lawful commands during the time of holding the election and the canvass of the votes as are conferred by law upon the inspectors of general elections held in the State.
SEC. 9. In case the chairman shall be absent or refuse to serve, said inspectors shall choose one of their number as chairman of the board. They shall assign the duties of the board among the members thereof and each inspector shall take the constitutional oath of office which may be administered by any member of said board.
SEC. 10. All elections held under the provisions of this act shall be conducted as nearly as may be in the manner provided by law for holding general elections in the State, except as herein otherwise provided, and the canvass of the votes cast at such election shall be made in accordance with the provisions of such law governing general elections. And all the provisions of this title shall apply as well to elections held within said city under the general election laws of this State as to the municipal elections herein provided for. All provisions of law governing elections in cities not contrary to the provi sions hereof shall apply to all elections herein provided for.
SEC. 11. All laws affecting the vote by voting machines and directing and controlling the manner of such vote at any elec tion shall be, so far as the same are applicable, operative in all elections held pursuant to the provisions of this charter.
SEC. 12. The council shall convene on Thursday next sueceeding each annual election at their usual place of meeting and determine the result of the election upon each question and proposition voted upon and what persons were duly elected at such election to the several offices respectively, and theremade, where; upon the recorder, by order of the common council, shall make duplicate certificates under the corporate seal of the city, of such determination, showing the result of the election upon any question or proposition voted upon, and what persons are declared elected to the several offices respectively; one of which certificates he shall file in the office of the county clerk, and the other shall be filed in the office of the recorder. At special elections such determination and canvass shall be had at the next regular meeting of the council thereafter.
Who deemed elected.
SEC. 13. The person receiving the greatest number of votes for any office in the city or ward, shall be deemed to have been duly elected to such office, and if there shall be no choice for any office by reason of two or more candidates having received an equal number of votes, the council shall at its meeting first mentioned in the preceding section determine by lot between such persons who shall be considered elected to such office.
SEC. 14. It shall be the duty of the recorder within two Recorder to notify person days after the meeting and determination of the council to elected. notify each person elected, in writing, of his election, and the recorder shall also, within two days after the council shall appoint any person to any office in like manner notify such person of such appointment.
SEC. 15. Within one week after the expiration of the time To report to in which any official bond or oath of office is required to be and bonds not filed, or at the next regular meeting of the council thereafter, filed. the recorder shall report in writing to the council, the names of the persons elected or appointed to any office who shall have neglected to file such oath and requisite bond for security for the faithful performance of the duties of the office.
ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.—(A.)
SECTION 1. The following officers shall be elected from among the electors of the city, namely, a mayor, recorder, who shall be ex officio school inspector, treasurer, two school inspectors, a justice of the peace and a police justice. In each ward a supervisor and two aldermen shall be elected from the electors of said ward.
(B.) APPOINTIVE OFFICERS.
SEC. 2. The following officers shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the common council, viz.: A city attorney, city physician, overseer of the poor, weighmaster and poundmaster. A chief of police shall be appointed by the board of police commissioners and shall hold his office during the pleasure of said board. A chief of the fire department and a city electrician shall be appointed by the board of fire commissioners and shall hold their respective offices during the pleasure of said board. A superintendent of parks and cemeteries shall be appointed by the board of park and cemetery commissioners, and shall hold his office during the pleasure of said board. A superintendent of public works. a city engineer, a street commissioner and a chief engineer at the water works shall be appointed by the board of public works and shall hold their respective offices during the pleasure of said board. A sanitary inspector shall be appointed by the board of health and shall hold his office at the pleasure of said board.
SEC. 3. The council may also from time to time provide by Minor officers. ordinance for such minor officers, whose election or appointment is not herein specifically provided for, as the council shall deem necessary for the execution of the powers herein conferred, and such ordinance shall provide for the removal of such appointee at pleasure. The powers, duties and terms Powers, etc.
of office of all such minor officers shall be prescribed by
SEC. 5. The mayor and city attorney shall hold their offices for the term of one year from and including the first Monday in May of the year when chosen and until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices: Provided, That the first appointment for city attorney, hereunder, shall be made on the first Monday in May of the year nineteen hundred four, and that the appointment of city attorney before said date shall be made in accordance with the provisions of section sixteen of chapter five of the charter of the city of Jackson, as amended by act number three hundred seventy-six of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred ninety
SEC. 6. The recorder and treasurer shall hold their offices for the term of two years from and including the first Monday in May of the year when elected and until their successors are elected and qualified and enter upon the duties of their office. No person can hold the office of city treasurer for more than two consecutive terms.
SEC. 7. A justice of the peace shall be elected at the annual charter election in the year nineteen hundred four, and every fourth year thereafter for the term of four years from and including the fourth day of July next after his election and until his successor qualifies and enters upon the duties of his office.
SEC. 8. One school inspector shall be elected annually for the term of two years, and the supervisors for the term of one year from the first Monday in April of the year when elected and until their successors are qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices.
SEC. 9. One alderman shall be elected annually in each ward for the term of two years from and after the third Monday in April in the year when elected and until his successor is qualified and enters upon the duties of his office.
SEC. 10. The city physician, overseer of the poor, weighmaster and poundmaster shall be appointed for the term of one year from and after the first Monday in May when appointed and until their successors are qualified and enter upon the duties of their offices.
SEC. 11. No person shall be elected or appointed to any office unless he be an elector of the city, and if elected or appointed for a ward he must be an elector thereof, and no person shall