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Subsequent registrations,

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such precinct, and shall cause such precinct registers to be delivered to the inspectors of election of the respective election precincts, at the time of the opening of the polls of the township meeting for the year one thousand eight hundred and eightynine. All subsequent [registrations] registration of electors shall how conducted, be conducted by the precinct boards of registration for their respective precincts, in the same manner as is now or may hereafter be provided by law for township boards of registration, who shall cause such register to be present at every election for the use of the precinct board of inspectors. After each election said registers shall be deposited with the township clerk of said township, and shall remain in his office until the next registration.

Reports of township officers, how made.

Officers elected

in each precinct.

Canvass of
Votes, etc.

Statement of votes, etc.

Township board to make esti

SEC. 7. All reports of township officers which are or may hereafter be required by law to be presented at township meetings, shall be made in duplicate, one of which shall be presented at each precinct.

SEC. 8. There shall be elected in each precinct, at the time and in the manner now provided by law, an overseer of highway for each road district which is situated entirely within such precinct, and where there are road districts partly within one precinct and partly within the other precinct, the overseers of highway for such districts shall be appointed by the commissioner of highways of said township, at the time of making his assessment of highway tax.

SEC. 9. As soon as the polls of the election shall be finally closed, the precinct inspectors of election shall, without adjourning, publicly canvass the votes received by them, the same as prescribed by law for canvassing boards at the general elections in this State, except as herein otherwise provided, and shall, on the same or following day, make a statement in writing, setting forth in words at full length, the whole number of votes given for each office, the names of persons for whom such votes for each office were given, and the whole number of votes given upon each question voted upon, and the number of votes given for and against the same; which statement shall be certified under the hands of the inspectors of election of such precinct, to be correct, and they shall immediately deposit such statement and certificate, together with the poll list, and the register of electors, and the boxes containing such ballots, with the board of inspectors of precinct number one, when the two boards shall immediately consolidate said precinct statements, and the combined result shall be the official canvass of said township.

SEC. 10. The township board of said township, at its annual mate of moneys meeting on the Tuesday next preceding the annual township meetnecessary, etc. ing, shall make an estimate of the amount of money necessary to be raised for contingent and other expenses of said township, Report of board for the current year, and report the same to the board of inspectors of each election precinct on or before the Saturday next preceding said annual meeting, and said estimated amount mated amount, shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of said township, by ballot, in their respective precincts, in the same manner as other

to each precinct.

Vote on esti

etc.

funds are raised by ballot under existing laws, and in case a
majority of the electors voting shall vote against raising said
tax, then and in such case it shall be the duty of the township
board of said township to order a sufficient amount of money to
be raised by tax for contingent funds only.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1889.

[No. 339.]

AN ACT to provide a place for holding the annual township meeting of the township of Benton, in the county of Cheboygan, on the first Monday of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, and to provide for the appointment of a board of registration and of inspectors of election.

ing, when held.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Annual meetthe annual township meeting of the township of Benton, in the county of Cheboygan, to be held in said township on the first Monday of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eightynine, shall be held at the school-house in school district number four of said township of Benton.

inspectors.

SEC. 2. Peter McDonald, Adolphus Paquin and Thomas Board of McKervey are hereby made and constituted a board of inspectors for said township election; and at such election the qualified Election of electors shall choose by ballot persons to fill the various township offices, in manner and form as provided by the general laws of this State in case of township elections.

officers.

other time than

SEC. 3. If for any reason the township meeting provided for Election held at in section one shall not be held at the time designated for that appointed. holding the same, it shall and may be lawful to hold the same at any time thereafter by giving at least fifteen days' notice of the Notice. time and place of holding such meeting, by posting notices thereof in four public places in said township, which notice may be given by said board of inspectors or any one of them.

board of

SEC. 4. If for any cause all or either of the inspectors hereby Vacancy in appointed shall neglect or be unable to attend said board at the inspectors, how time specified, it shall be lawful for the electors of said town-alled. ship, who shall be present at the time designated for opening the polls of said election, to choose from the electors present suitable persons to act as inspectors of said election, in place of such inspectors who shall neglect or be unable to attend said board.

registration.

SEC. 5. The said Peter McDonald, Adolphus Paquin and Board of Thomas McKervey, or a majority of them, shall constitute a board of registration for such election, with like powers and duties as township boards of registration in other cases, and said Meeting of. board of registration shall meet, at the time provided by general law, at the school-house aforesaid to make a register of the

Vacancy, how filled.

Notice of

election.

electors of the said township of Benton. If from any cause a majority or all of the persons herein named as the board of registration shall neglect or be unable to attend for the purpose of making a register of the electors as herein provided, it shall be lawful for the electors of said township who shall be present to choose from the electors present suitable persons to act as a board of registration in place of those herein named who shall neglect or be unable to attend.

SEC. 6. Notice of such election and of the meeting of the board of registration, and the time and place of holding the same, shall be given at least eight days prior thereto by posting notices thereof in three public places in said township, which notice may be given by said board of inspectors or any one of them.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1889.

Township

divided into two precincts.

Notice of -division.

Precinct number two.

Precinct num

ber one.

[No. 340.]

AN ACT providing for two voting precincts for the township of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, defining the limits thereof, providing for a new registration of the voters thereof, and determining who shall be inspectors of election therein. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the votes of the township of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, shall be cast in two separate precincts, at all general, regular and special elections held therein.

SEC. 2. Ten days' previous notice of such division of the township into two voting precincts shall be published by authority of said inspection board by posting written or printed notice of the same, as provided by law for such elections."

SEC. 3. The following described territory in said township shall constitute and be denominated election precinct number two, to wit: All the lands in said township embraced within the following described territory, to wit: Commencing on the west shore of Portage lake on the section line between sections twenty-one and twenty-eight, in township number fifty-five north, of range number thirty-four west, thence west on east and west section line to the west boundary line of township number fifty-five north, of range thirty-five west, thence north to the shore of Lake Superior, thence northeasterly along the shore of Lake Superior to the west shore of the Lake Superior ship canal, which said canal connects the north end of Portage lake with Lake Superior; thence southerly along the west shore of said ship canal and Portage lake to the place of beginning; being part of townships fifty-five and fifty-six north, of range thirty-four west, and part of townships fifty-five and fifty-six north, of range thirty-five west; and all the rest and remainder of said township of Hancock as now organized and not embraced in the territory above

described, shall constitute and be denominated election precinct number one.

inspectors.

SEC. 4. The supervisor and two justices of the peace whose term Boards of of office will soonest expire shall constitute the board of inspectors of voting precinct number one; and the township clerk and the remaining two justices of the peace shall constitute the board of inspectors of voting precinct number two.

in their

SEC. 5. All electors residing in precinct number two, as thus Electors to votedefined, shall cast their ballots at such place within said precinct precincts as the township board of said township shall determine as the respectively. polling place of said precinct number two, which polling place shall be at or near Oskar postoffice, as now located, and all electors residing in precinct number one as thus defined, shall cast their ballots at such place within said precinct as the board shall determine as the polling place of said precinct number one.

votes.

SEC. 6. After the polls are closed, the inspectors of election of Canvass of each precinct shall proceed to count the votes of their respective precincts separately, and, after they are so counted and found or made to correspond with the poll list, the two boards shall meet in joint canvass in precinct number one, and the consolidated report shall be the official canvass of said township.

township to

cinct number one.

tration, who to

SEC. 7. At twelve o'clock meridian of the day of any general, Electors of regular or special election, the electors of said township shall meet at premeet at the polling place of election precinct number one and shall then and there elect such officers and transact such other business as is usually transacted at township meetings, by viva voce vote, or in such manner as the meeting may direct. SEC. 8. The township board of said township shall provide, at Books for registhe expense of said township, two books in which to register the provide, etc. qualified electors ofsaid township, one of which shall be used for voting precinct number one, and the other for voting precinct number two, in which shall be registered the names of the qualified voters of the respective precincts, as provided by existing law. The names of persons in the existing books of registration may be transcribed into the books required by this section, under the direction of the board of registration of the township, so that they will be included in the books of registration of the precinct of their residence. The registration board of said township shall meet at the place provided by existing laws.

tration, meet

SEC. 9. The board of registration shall hold meetings for the Board of regts-purpose of making a registration of the voters of said township, ings of, etc. according to the provisions of this act, on the two Saturdays next preceding the next annual township meeting, and thereafter shall hold meetings as provided by existing law, at all general, regular and special elections in said township. The board of inspectors of election in each precinct shall have and exercise inspectors of the same power in respect to registering voters on election day, in their respective precincts, as is conferred upon inspectors of elections by existing law.

Powers of

election.

SEC. 10. At any such election, and as soon at least as the poll Township is opened, the township clerk shall cause the said books of regis- clerk, duties of

tration to be placed in the hands of the board of inspectors of
election of the proper precinct, to be used by such boards dur-
ing the election, and to be returned to the clerk immediately
thereafter. The township board and the board of registration
shall be composed of the persons and have all the powers pro-
vided for by existing law, except as is otherwise provided in this
act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 20, 1889.

County may borrow money to construct stone roads.

$100,000.

submitted to

electors.

Proviso.

[No. 341.]

AN ACT to provide for the construction and maintenance of stone, gravel, macadamized and dirt roads in the county of Saginaw, and to raise one hundred thousand dollars therefor by issuing bonde.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there shall be submitted to the electors of Saginaw county, to be voted upon at the election to be held in said county on the first Monday of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, the question of raising, by loan upon the bonds of said county, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, to be expended by the board of supervisors of said Saginaw county in the construction and maintenance of stone, gravel, macadamized and dirt roads in Question to be said county, as provided in this act. The question of raising said money as and for the purpose aforesaid shall be submitted to the electors of said county and the vote thereon taken and return thereof made as provided in chapter seventeen of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan: Provided, That no action of the board of supervisors of said county shall be necessary Further proviso before such vote is taken: And further provided, That notice of such election shall be given by the sheriff of Saginaw county by publishing the same for six days successively before said first Monday of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, in three daily newspapers published and circulated in said county, which notice together with the notice that an election for that purpose will be held on that day, given by the sheriff of said county under an act approved March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of stone, gravel, macadamized and other roads in the county of Saginaw, and to authorize said county to issue its bonds therefor," shall be deemed sufficient notice of such election.

relating to

notice.

Proceedings when electors

loan..

SEC. 2. If a majority of the electors of said county voting upon vote in favor of the question shall vote in favor of said loan for the purpose expressed in the first section of this act, the board of supervisors at the next meeting of said board thereafter, shall determine the length of time said bonds shall run and the rate of interest

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