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14-901. Election to change to city of third class. Whenever any city of the second class organized under the laws of the state of Kansas has been reduced in population to one thousand or less, as shown by the last returns of the assessor taking the enumeration of said city, the mayor of such city of the second class or the president of the council, if there is no acting mayor, may by proclamation call an election within such city for the purpose of determining whether said city shall be set back into a city of the third class. Such proclamation to be published in some newspaper of general circulation within said city for two weeks preceding such election and shall also be posted in four conspicuous places within said city. The question to be submitted to the electors of said city by such proclamation shall be:

Shall the city of ___________ be changed from a city of the second class and set back to a city of the third class? Yes ☐
No ☐

A cross in the square opposite either the word "yes" or "no" shall be made by the voter to indicate the way he or she votes, and such election shall in all other respects be held in the same manner as any other general election. A majority of the votes cast at such election shall decide the proposition and if a majority of the votes cast are for the affirmative, then the mayor or acting mayor of such city shall certify the result of such election to the county clerk of the county in which such city is situated, who shall file such certificate in the files of the county clerk's office and register the same in the same book where records of other elections in such county are kept, and from and after the filing of such certificate with such county clerk, such city shall be a city of the third class.

History: L. 1919, ch. 144, § 1; March 6; R.S. 1923, § 14-901.

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