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19-3438. Same; limitations; procedure. Boundary lines of wards within the territory of any city shall be changed not more often than once each year at a time which will not interfere with any election procedure. Ward boundary lines within cities shall be changed only by the governing body of the city by ordinance duly enacted; in the event that any ward is established outside of a city, its boundaries shall be prescribed by order of the county election commissioner, which orders shall be published one time in the official county paper. In the event that the governing body of any city adopts an ordinance under the provisions of this act such that any election will be interefered with, the county election commissioner shall notify such governing body and the secretary of state. The governing body of such city shall immediately repeal such ordinance, and upon such repeal, ward boundary lines in such city shall exist as before the ordinance repealed was adopted. In the event that any such city fails to repeal such an ordinance, the secretary of state shall issue an order nullifying such ordinance, if in the opinion of the secretary of state, an election will be interfered with. Any such order shall be directed to the county election commissioner and the governing body of such city.

History: L. 1969, ch. 161, ยง 2; July 1.

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