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  234.130.  Cities may increase indebtedness, how. — 1.  Any such city may increase its indebtedness by issuing and selling its bonds for funds for use in making a purchase or purchases by authority of this law and paying expenses of holding an election as by this section authorized and other expenses preliminary or incidental to the issuance and sale of such bonds.  Such increase of indebtedness shall not cause the indebtedness of the city to exceed the constitutional limit.  The council, trustees, or other proper authorities of the city, shall order an election to be held, and an election shall be held, as by this section provided, for the purpose of testing the sense of the voters of the city on the proposition to so increase indebtedness and the constitutionally required percentage of those voting at such election favor the increase of indebtedness.

  2.  Such council, trustees, or other proper authorities, shall give, or cause to be given, at least three weeks' notice of such election in a newspaper published in such city, or if there be no such newspaper, then by posting up ten printed or written handbills in ten different public places in such city.  If there are one or more daily newspapers published in the city, which are qualified to publish public advertisements and orders of publication as provided by law, such notice shall be published in at least one of such newspapers.  If the notice is published in a newspaper as provided in this section, such publication shall be made at least once in each of the three weeks, the last publication to be within two weeks of the date of such election.

  3.  Such election shall be held and judges thereof appointed as in case of other elections in such city, except that the board of election commissioners of the city, if there be such a board, or other proper authorities having charge of such election shall provide at least two voting places in each ward of the municipality conducting such election, if there be more than one ward, and for that purpose they may combine as many election precincts in each ward as in their opinion may be proper.  The judges and clerks of the precinct in which a voting place is located shall act as the judges and clerks of such election for such combined precinct.  Except as provided in this section, such election shall be conducted in the same manner and by the same election commissioners, if there be such election commissioners, judges and clerks and other officers and employees as other elections are conducted.

  4.  Such election may be held at the same time as any other election of the city, whether general or special, in which event the voting precincts, judges, clerks and the booths used shall be the same as at such other election, but not the same ballots or ballot boxes.


(RSMo 1939 § 8556, A.L. 1953 p. 666, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1621)

Prior revisions:  1929 § 7912; 1919 § 10700

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