The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 63 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 55
district is situated for thirty days prior to the day set for the election,
such notices shall contain the propositions to be voted upon as set
forth in Section 4 (four) hereof, and shall also contain a copy of
the order of the court ordering the election.
SEC. 6. The manner of conducting said election shall be governed
by the election laws of the State of Texas, except as herein otherwise
provided. None but resident property tax payers who are qualified
voters of said district shall be entitled to vote at such election. The
County Commissioners' Court of the county in which said election is
being held shall select and appoint judges and other necessary officers
of the election and shall provide one and one-half times as many
ballots as there are qualified resident property tax paying voters
within such district, said ballots shall have printed thereon the words
and none others: "For the development of the port by the Navigation
District." "Against the development of the port by the Navigation
District." The expense of said election shall be borne by the
SEC. 7. Every person who offers to vote in any election held under
the provisions of this Act shall possess the qualifications hereinbefore
set forth and shall take the oath as prescribed in Article 5966 of the
Revised Statutes of Texas of 1911.
SEC. 8. Immediately after the election the presiding judge at each
polling place shall make return of the result in the same manner as
provided for in elections for State and county officers and return
the ballot boxes to the county clerk who shall keep same in a safe
place and deliver them together with the returns from the several
polling places to the Commissioners' Court at its next regular session
or special session called for the purpose of canvassing the votes,
and the County Commissioners shall at such session canvass the
vote; and if it be found that two-thirds majority of the votes cast
at said election shall have been cast in favor of the development of
the port by the Navigation District then the court shall declare the
result of said election to be in favor of the development of the port
by said Navigation District and enter same in the minutes of the
court as follows:
"Commissioners' Court of ........................ County, Texas,
..................... Term A. D............., in the matter of the
petition of the Navigation Board of the ....................County
............................ Navigation District, praying that the
right, power and authority be granted said Navigation District to
develop the port of.................. (here enter the name of said
municipality of one hundred thousand population or more). BE IT
KNOWN, That an election called for that purpose in said District,
held on the.......... day of ................. . A . D ..............
a two-thirds majority of the resident property tax payers voting
thereon voted in favor of the development of said port by said Navigation
"NOW THEREFORE, it is considered and ordered by the Court
that said Navigation District be and is hereby authorized to p:roceed
with the development of said port as authorized by law."
SEC. 9. If at said election two-thirds of the qualified property
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