1883 public laws – Ch. 186 Sec. 6

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CHAPTER 186 An act in relation to the graded schools of Goldsboro township in the county of Wayne. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That whenever it shall appear to the board of commissioners for Wayne county, upon a petition in writing, signed by the trustees of the graded school for whites for Goldsboro township, that an increase of the assessment for maintaining such school is desirable and necessary, then it shall be the duty of the said board of commissioners to submit the question of such increase of assessment to the qualified white voters of said township, under such rules and regulations as the said board of commissioners may prescribe; and in submitting such question to the voters as aforesaid, the rate of assessment on the poll and property shall be expressly named and limited. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words for increase of school assessmert, or against increase of school assessment; and such election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly; and in case a majority of the qualified white voters of said township shall be in favor of such increase of assessment, the same shall be levied and collected in the same manner as is provided by law for levying and collecting state and county taxes. The provisions of this section shall also apply to the graded school for the colored in Goldsboro township, and at all elections held pursuant thereto, relating to said graded school for the colored, only the qualified colored voters of said township shall be entitled to vote.

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