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Acts repealed. § 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. This act shall be deemed a public act, and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 5, 1867.

ELECTIONS.

In force Feb. 28, AN ACT to change the time of electing certain officers in a county therein '867. named.

Supervisors elected.

First district.

Second district.

Third district.
Fourth district.

Time of election.

Term of office.

Chairman.

Term.
Duties.

Section 1. Be it enacted, by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the board ot supervisors in "Wayne county shall consist of five persons, to be elected in the following manner, to-wit: The townships ot Four Mile, Hickory Hill and Arrington shall constitute the first electoral district of said county, and shall be entitled to one member of paid board; the townships of Big Mound, Lamard, Jasper and Barnhill shall constitute the second electoral district in said county, and be entitled to two members of said court; the townships of Leech, Massillon, Mt. Erie and Elm River shall constitute the third electoral district in said county, and be entitled to one member of said board; the remainder of said Wayne county shall constitute the fourth electoral district, and shall be entitled to one member of said board.

§ 2. There shall be elected on the first Tuesday in April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and every four years thereafter, in each of said electoral districts, one member of the board of supervisors of said Wayne county, who shall each hold their office for the term of four years, or until their successors are elected and qualified, except in the second district of said county, which shah elect two members of said board, as provided in section one of this act, who shall hold their office for the said term of four years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

§ 3. Said board, so composed, shall, at their first meeting, orgauize by electing one of their number chairman, for the term of four years, who shall be allowed to vote upon all questions as other members of said board. And said board, when so organized, shall do and perform all duties enjoined upon the board of supervisors acting under the general township organization laws of this state, and

shall have all the powers and privileges of boards of super-
visors acting under such general township organization
laws; and any three of said board shall constitute a quorum Quorum,
for the transaction of any business.

§ i. The members of said board shall each receive Such Compensation, compensation per diem as they may fix, not to exceed four dollars per day, for each day in which said member shall be engaged in attending said court.

§ 5. Said board of supervisors shall hold at least two Meetings, meetings in each year, commencing on the first Mondays in June and December, and may hold such special meetings as they may deem necessary for the transaction of business. Any special meeting of the said board may be called by any 8&g0ial meet" two members of said board, by depositing with the county clerk of said county a written notice, addressed to the other Notice, members of said board, of the time of holding such special meeting; whieh notice shall be deposited with the county clerk at least five days before the time of holding such special meeting. It shall be the duty of the county clerk, ^^'J^ta*t0 when such notice of special meeting of such board shall have been filed with him, to give immediate notice of such special meeting, and of the time of holding the same, which notice may be served upon such members of said board, to whom it is addressed, by the sheriff of said county, by copy or by reading the same to them.

§ 6. In case of any vacancy occurring in said board, by Vacancies, death, resignation or otherwise, it shall be the duty of the county clerk of said county to immediately advertise a new election to fill such vacancy, by causing to be posted up in each township in such electoral district where such vacancy shall occur, at least three written or printed notices, of the time and purpose of such special election, at least ten days before the day of such election. And all elections held under the provisions of this act, for members of said board, whether for the full term or to fill a vacancy, shall be conducted as other elections provided by law, and returns made by the proper judges and clerks thereof, in the usual manner, to the clerk of the county court of said county, and, shall be canvassed as other county elections.

§ 7. All duties not herein provided for to be done and Duties, performed, by virtue of the township organization laws of this state, by the supervisors of towns in the different towns, shall be done and performed in said county by a justice of the peace in such town, who shall be selected by the town clerk, town assessor and town collector, for that purpose, each year, as soon as practicable after the election of town officers in such town; and said town clerk, assessor and collector shall have power to fill the vacancy occasioned by death, resignation or refusal to serve of said justice of the peace. Such justice of the peace, so appointed, shall hold

such appointment for the term of one year, and until his successor shail be appointed; and his appointment t-hall be entered of record by the township clerk; and he shall receive the same compensation provided by law for the supervisor for like services. But nothing in this act shall be construed to change or in any manner affect the places or manner of voting, as now established by law, in the different precincts in said crunty.

§ 8. This act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 28, 1867.

ELECTION DISTRICTS.

In force April 28 AN ACT to provide for the division of towns or election districts, in coun1867 • ties adopting township organization, into two or more election districts.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly\ That the board May divide into of supervisors, in counties adopting township organization, '"tr"ts at their regular annual session, may, at their discretion, when the interest and convenience of the people require it, divide any township or election district into two or more election districts or places of holding elections, defining the same by numbers and by definite and distinct boundaries, and determine the places at which the election shall be held in such district.

Judges, § 2. The board of supervisors shall provide for or select

the judges of election for the first election to be held after any such division shall have been made; and at the next ensuing town meeting, held in any town after such division, and at every subsequent annual town meeting, the electors of sach town shall be entitled to vote, by ballot, on the same ticket with the other town officers, for two electors, residing in each election district into which said town shall be divided, to be judges of election for such district; and the two persons in each district receiving the greatest number of votes shall be two of the judges of election for such district, at all elections to be held therein the ensuing year. The presiding officers of such town meeting shall, immediately after the votes of such town meeting shall be canvassed, appoint, by writing, subscribed by a majority of such presiding officers, another judge of elections for each election district in said town, to be associated with said two judges so elected, and who shall thereupon be one of the judges of election of such district. Such judge shall be selected from the two persons in such election district who shall have the highest number of votes next to the judges so elected; and no ballot for judges shall be counted upon which more than two electors for judges for each election district shall be contained.

§ 3. The judges of election, selected by the board of supervisors, shall constitute the first board of registry for the registration of voters for the election first to be held after the division made under this act; but the judges of elections elected annually under the provisions of section two hereof, shall, thereafter, constitute such "Board of Kegistry."

Approved February 28, 1867.

EQUALIZATION—BOARD OF.

AN ACT to amend the revenue laws, and to establish a state board for the In force March equalization of assessments. 8>1867

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Minois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall Gp^nTMboarS' be the duty of the governor to appoint one person from each senatorial district of this state, having the qualifications of an elector therein, who, together with the auditor of public accounts for the time being, shall constitute a state board of equalization. Such persons shall hold their ofEces Term of offlcetor two years, or until their successors shall be elected and qualified, as hereinafter provided. Each member of said board, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take the oath or affirmation prescribed by the constitution of this state, and also an oath or affirmation that he will faithfully and impartially, to the best of his judgment and ability, equalize the valuation of property assessed for taxation in this state, according to law.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of said board to assemble at Duties, the state capitol on the first Tuesday in the month of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixtyseven, and yearly thereafter, and when duly organized, as hereinafter provided, to then and there proceed to examine the abstracts of property assessed for taxation in the several counties of this state, which abstracts shall be furnished by the county clerks of the several counties, through the auditor of public accounts, as hereinafter provided, and shall

equalize the same, by directing to be added to the amount of property so assessed in each county, or to be deducted therefrom, such rate per cent, as said board may deem equitable, but said board shall not reduce the aggregate amount of property so assessed in the state.

organization. § 3. Said board, when assembled, shall organize by selecting one of the members thereof as chairman, and appointing a secretary, and such other officers to conduct the business of said board as may, in the discretion, of said board, be deemed necessary. The secretary of state shall furnish for the use of said board such stationery, printing, postage, fuel, lights and rooms, as may be required for the use of said board. Each member of said board shall be entitled to receive from the state treasurer ten cents per mile for necessary travel in coming to and returning from the state capitol, and eight dollars per day during the sessions of said board, to be paid upon the certificate of the chairman thereof, approved by the governor. The secretary, and other officers of said board, shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the board in each case, their accounts to be certified, and approved in the same manner as above provided in regard to members. Two-thirds of the whole number of members shall consti tute a quorum, and said board may adjourn from day to day, until the business before it shall be disposed of.

Property to be § 4. All property in this state, whether real or personal, 1 K subject to taxation under existing laws, including real

estate, becoming taxable for the first time, shall be listed to the owners thereof for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and yearly thereafter, with reference to the amount owned on the first day of April, including all property purchased on that day, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk in each county to furnish the assessor or assessors, with the necessary lists and blanks for assessment, promptly on or before the first Monday in April in each year, and in preparing the lists of lands and town lots for assessment in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and every year thereafter, to provide separate columns in which the assessor shall enter first, the value of all tracts or lots so listed. Second—The value of all improvements thereon. Tliirol—The aggregate value of each tract or lot, and the improvements: Provided, that no assessment of real property shall be considered as illegal by reason of the same, not being listed or assessed in the name of the owner or owners thereof.

Duty of asses- § 5. It shall be the duty of each assessor in this state to "' actually view and accurately note each tract or lot listed as

aforesaid, and place in the separate columns, above directed, the value of each tract or lot without the improvements, the value of the improvements, and the aggregate value ot

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