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48-3043. Qualifications of electors

A. In the acreage system of voting every bona fide owner of land within the district holding title or evidence of title of record, including entrymen upon public lands under the public land laws of the United States or a certificate of purchase from the state, who has held such title for ninety days and who is a resident of the state, shall be an elector of the district and, unless otherwise provided by subsection E, is entitled to one vote on each question submitted and to one vote for each office to be filled for each acre of land owned in the district, but not more than one thousand two hundred eighty votes. When the holder of record title is a married person, only the spouse in whose name the title stands may vote at such election. If record title is held in more than one name, each owner otherwise possessing the qualifications of an elector may vote the number or fractions of acres represented by the legal interest or proportionate share of and in the lands.

B. The administrator or executor of a deceased person, and the guardian of a minor or an incompetent person, appointed and qualified under the laws of the state, may represent and cast the vote of the person or estate. An officer of a corporation designated and authorized by a resolution of the board of directors of the corporation may represent and cast the vote of the corporation.

C. The general partner of a partnership in whose name title to property within the district is vested as a holder of title or evidence of title, who is designated and authorized in writing by all of the general partners, may register and cast the vote of the partnership.

D. The trustee of a trust, and the trustee who is designated and authorized in writing by all of the trustees of a trust in which there are more than one trustee, in whose name title to property within the district is vested as a holder of title or evidence of title, may register and cast the vote of the trust.

E. For a district in a county with a population of more than two million persons, under an acreage system of voting the board of directors may determine by resolution that each qualified elector of the district is entitled to the number of votes or fractional votes equal to the number of acres or fractional acres, rounded to the next one-tenth acre, owned by that owner, but not more than one thousand two hundred eighty votes.