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An Act Allowing an Increase of Taxation for Public Graded Schools in Charlotte.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 525

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Page 477.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the board of aldermen of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, shall have power to levy an annual tax for the support and maintenance of the public graded schools in said city, which annual tax shall not exceed twenty cents on the one hundred dollars value of property and sixty cents on the poll.

Sec. 2. This Act shall not take effect until it shall have been ratified by a vote of a majority of the qualified voters of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the mayor of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, to cause publication to be made for thirty days prior to the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, in at least one of the newspapers published in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a notice setting forth this Act and giving public notice that on the said first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the polls will be open at the usual polling places in the several wards for the purpose of voting for the ratification or rejection of this Act.

Sec. 4. That on the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the polls shall be open at the usual polling places in the said several wards for the purpose of voting for the ratification or rejection of this Act. That it shall be the duty of the mayor and board of aldermen of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, to provide at each of the said several polling places a separate ballot box for the reception of such ballots. Those voting in favor of the ratification of this Act shall vote a ticket bearing the word "Ratification," and those voting against its ratification shall vote a ticket bearing the word "Rejected."

Sec. 5. That said election shall be conducted by the same judges and in the same manner as is provided for the election of a mayor and aldermen of said city, and the ballots shall be counted and the result declared in the same manner as is now provided for the election of the mayor and board of aldermen; and if a majority of the ballots shall be found to be in favor of the ratification of this Act, then this Act shall be immediately in full force and effect, but in case the majority shall be found against its ratification it shall be then of no effect.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 3d day of March, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original public acts and resolutions on
file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.



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