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24-410

Chapter 24.--DRAINAGE AND LEVEES
Article 4.--DRAINAGE DISTRICTS WITHIN COUNTIES OR CITIES

      24-410.   Who may vote at elections; definitions.Within five days after any drainage district shall have beenincorporated, the county clerk shall ascertain the qualified electors ofsuch district, and deliver a certified list of the same to one of thepersons appointed as judges of the first election to be held in thedistrict, and at such election only persons who are qualified electorsshall be permitted to vote. Any person desirous of voting, whose namedoes not appear on such list, of qualified electors may proceed to thecounty clerk and such county clerk may administer oaths and affirmwitnesses to determine the right of anyone to vote who may claim that hehas been erroneously omitted from such list, and if the county clerkissues a certificate entitling the voter thereof to vote, suchcertificate shall be accepted by the judges and clerks of election.

      "Qualified elector" means any qualified elector of the district andany person eighteen (18) years of age or over owning land within thedistrict, although not a resident therein, or owning tangible personalproperty within the district and having residence within such district.

      "Owning land within the district" means the record owner of the feein any real estate in the district or the fee in the surface rights ofany real estate in the district, but the owners of an oil and gas lease,mineral rights or interest, easements or mortgages as such shall not beconsidered landowners, and school districts, cemetery associations andmunicipal corporations shall not be considered landowners.

      History:   L. 1905, ch. 215, § 9; R.S. 1923, 24-410; L. 1935,ch. 169, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 124, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 125, § 1;July 1.