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and Illinois Rivers”, approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as amended, is amended, by adding thereto a section to be known as section 10a, to read as follows:

§ 10a. Any district organized under this Act shall have power to build and maintain highways along or near any canal or channel built by the district, upon land owned by said district, and to repair and maintain public highways near or along any such canal or channel, whenever such highways so constructed, or so repaired or maintained, are necessary, in the discretion of the board of trustees, to make accessible and available for convenient use dock property owned by the district.

APPRoved June 21, 1919.

SKILLET FORK RIVER DRAINAGE DISTRICT. § 1. Repeals Act of 1917. § 2. All proceedings abated. (SENATE BILL No. 356. APPROVED JUNE 11, 1919.)

AN ACT to repeal an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for the organization of Skillet Fork River Drainage District and for the improvement of the channel of Skillet Fork River and its tributaries by special assessments on the property benefitted [benefited] thereby,” approved and in force April 11, 1917, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: An Act entitled: “An Act to provide for the organization of Skillet Fork River Drainage District and for the improvement of the channel of Skillet Fork River and its tributaries by special assessment on the property benefitted [benefited] thereby,” approved and in force April 11, 1917, as amended, is hereby repealed. § 2. All proceedings heretofore taken by virtue of the said Act in any of the courts of this State shall be abated upon the taking affect of this Act. APPROVED June 11, 1919.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS OF GANIZED.

$ 1. Amends section 53, Act of 1885. § 53. When special drainage district organized—fifteen or more land owners — election—notice—voting place.

(House BILL No. 52. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 53 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide; for drainage for agricultural and sanitary purposes and to repeal certain acts therein named,” approved June 27, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by an Act approved June 25, 1915, in force July 1, 1915. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 53 of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for drainage for agricultural and sanitary Purposes and to repeal certain Acts therein named”, approved June

27, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by an Act approved June 25, 1915, in force July 1, 1915, be amended to read as follows:

§ 53. As soon as a special drainage district has been organized, containing fifteen (15) or more landowners, it shall be the duty of the county clerk of the county in which the proceedings are instituted, who shall be ea officio clerk of the commissioners of said district, to give notice by posting written or printed notices in at least five public places in said district, and that on a day and place therein named, and at an hour not later than two (2) o'clock p. m., and not less than ten (10) days from the date of notice, an election will be held, for the purpose of electing three (3) drainage commissioners for said district, and the meetings of said commissioners shall be held at the office of said county clerk or at some place within such drainage district; provided that meetings of the commissioners, except those of which notice is required to be given to the landowners, may be held beyond the boundaries of the district, but within the county in which the district is organized, at some place designated by an order duly made and entered in the records of the district as the regular meeting place of the commissioners and the adoption of which meeting place a notice shall be published for three successive weeks in at least one newspaper in each county in which such special drainage district or a part thereof may be situated; and provided further that elections in special drainage districts shall be held within the boundaries of the districts. However, upon a petition signed by a majority of the adult landowners in any such district petitioning for the establishment of a voting place outside of such district and specifically describing the location of such proposed voting place, being filed in the court where such district was organized, the court may, if it finds it will be for the convenience of the landowners, enter an order establishing the voting place petitioned for, notice of the hearing on such petition to be given for such length of time and in such manner as the court may direct.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.

VALIDATION.

§ 1. Roots to take examination for license relating to practice of profesS10ns, etc. (House BILL No. 484. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1919.)

AN ACT to validate the educational qualifications of applicants for licenses and certificates of registration under the laws of this State relating to the regulation of the practice of professions, trades and occupations. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That any person who, during the school year 1917-1918, graduated from a school which, at the time of graduation, was deemed by the appropriate administrative agency of this State not to be a reputable school in good standing shall, nevertheless, if he has the other qualifications required by law, be eligible to take an examination conducted by the appropriate administrative agency of this State to determine his fitness to receive a license or a certificate of registration under the laws of this State relating to the

regulation of the practice of professions, trades and occupations, upon the following conditions: (a) That he takes the examination prior to the 30th day of June, 1920; (b) That, during the first three years of his course of study he attended a professional school deemed by the appropriate administrative agency of this State to be a reputable school in good standing; (c) That, the appropriate administrative agency of this State, during the interval between the completion of the third year and the beginning of the fourth year of his course of study, deemed the school from which he graduated to be no longer a reputable school in good standing; (d) That, although the school was notified of this action, neither the administrative agency nor the school furnished him with notice thereof either in person or by publication, and (e) That, he entered in good faith upon the fourth year of his course of study in that school, without any actual notice of the fact that the school was deemed by the appropriate administrative agency of this State to be no longer a reputable school in good standing. Any such person who has the other qualifications required by law and who passes the examination shall be entitled to a license or a certificate of registration, the same as if he had graduated from a professional school which at the time of graduation was deemed by the appropriate administrative agency of this State to be a reputable school in good standing, under the laws of this State relating to the regulation of the practice of professions, trades and occupations. APPROVED June 23, 1919.

ELECTIONs.

ABS ENT VOTERS.

§ 1. Amends sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 $ 5. Envelope for ballot. and 13, Act of 1917.

§ 6. Affidavits — marking § 1. Any qualified elector and returning balduly registered ex- lot. pecting to be absent may vote. § 9. Opening envelope and

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AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide a method of voting at any special, general or primary election by electors expecting in the course of their business or duty to be absent from the county in which they are electors,” approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, and by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 13 of said Act. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide a method of voting at any special, general or primary election by electors expecting in the course of their business or duty to be absent from the county in which they are electors,” approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be and the same is hereby amended by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 13 to read as follows: § 1. That any qualified elector of the State of Illinois having duly registered where such registration is required, who expects in the course of his business or duties to be absent from the county in which he is a qualified elector on the day of holding any special, general or primary election at which any presidential preference is indicated or any candidates are chosen or elected, for any congressional, State, district, county, town, city, village, precinct or judicial offices, or at which questions of public policy are submitted, may vote at such election as hereinafter provided. § 2. APPLICATION FOR BALLOT. Any elector as defined in the foregoing section expecting to be absent from the county of his residence on the day of such election may, not more than thirty nor less than ten days prior to the date of such election make application to the county clerk or, where existing, to the board of election commissioners, or other officer or officers charged with the duty of furnishing ballots for such election in his voting precinct, for an official ballot for said precinct to be voted at such election. § 3. ForM of APPLICATION. Application for such ballot shall be made on a blank to be furnished by the county clerk or the board of election commissioners or other officer or officers charged with the duty of furnishing ballots as aforesaid, as the case may be, and shall be substantially in the following form:

AFFIDAVIT AND APPLICATION FOR BALLOT.

To be voted at the . . . . . . . . . . . election in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precinct of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city or town of - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - county of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and State of Illinois. STATE OF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !ss County of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |

I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do solemnly swear that I am a resident of the . . . . . . . . . precinct of the town of... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . y or of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . residing at. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in said city or town in the county of - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - and State of Illinois; that I have lived at said address for. . . . . . . . . . . months last past; that I am lawfully entitled to vote in such precinct at a... . . . . . . . . . . . . election to be held therein on - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ; that my business or duties are.........., for - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (employer) . . . . . . . . . . . of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . street in the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and State of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , and that in the course of my business or duties I expect to be absent from the said county of my residence at the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..., on the date of holding such election, and that

I will have no opportunity to vote in person on that day.

I hereby make appliation for an official ballot or ballots to be voted by me at such election if I am absent from the said county of my residence, and I agree that I shall return said ballot or ballots to the official issuing the same in sufficient time for such official to deliver said ballot or ballots to the proper polling place prior to the closing of the polls on the date of the election.

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Subscribed and sworn to by. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . who is personally known to me, before me this. . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Osicial Capacity. (Penalty clause set out in full)

Provided, that if application be made for a primary election ballot, such application shall designate the name of the political party with which the applicant is affiliated.

§ 4. OFFICIAL TO DELIVER or MAIL BALLOT. Immediately upon the receipt of such application either by mail or by personal delivery by the applicant, not more than thirty (30) nor less than five (5) days prior to such election, at the office of such county clerk or board of election commissioners or the officer or officers charged with the duty of furnishing ballots as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of such board of election commissioners, if any, to examine the records to ascertain whether or not such applicant is lawfully entitled to vote as requested, and if found so to be, to post immediately thereafter the name, street address, ward and precinct number by such applicant given on a list to be kept by such officer or officers for such purpose in a conspicuous place accessible to the public at the entrance of the office of such officer or officers, and immediately thereafter to mail, postage prepaid, or deliver in person an official ballot or ballots if more than one are to be voted at said election.

§ 5. ENVELOPE FOR BALLOT. It shall be the duty of said county clerk or board of election commissioners or other officer or officers as aforesaid to fold the ballot or ballots in the manner specified by the statute for folding ballots prior to their deposit in the ballot box, and he shall enclose such ballot or ballots in an envelope unsealed to be furnished by him, which envelope shall bear upon the face thereof the name, official title and post office address of such officer or officers, and upon § other side a printed affidavit in substantially the following form: TATE OF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

County of... . . . . . . . . . . . . [** I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do solemnly swear that I am a resident of the . . . . . . . . . . precinct of the town of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > or of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . residing at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in said city or town in the county of * * * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - and State of Illinois, that I have lived at said

address for. . . . . . . . . . . . months last past; that I am lawfully entitled

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