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48-2381 - Election of directors and president; number of directors; division of district
48-2381. Election of directors and president; number of directors; division of district
A. In each district organized under this chapter an election shall be held on the first Wednesday in October of the calendar year next succeeding that in which the organization of the district is completed, at which one or more directors for the district shall be elected to fill a vacancy occurring by expiration of the term of any member of the board elected as provided by section 48-2315, and a like election shall be held every four years thereafter.
B. The board of directors may by order at any time increase the number of members of the board of directors to any number not greater than nine and not less than three including the president, and may divide the district into not less than three and not more than eight divisions, as nearly equal in size as practicable, which shall be numbered consecutively. When the district has been divided into divisions one director, who shall be an elector and a resident freeholder of the division, shall thereafter be elected by each division.
C. When the number of members necessary to provide a complete board of directors exceeds the number of divisions in the district, the number of directors necessary to provide a complete board of directors, other than the directors elected from each division, shall be elected at large by the qualified electors of the district.
D. When the district has not been divided into divisions all directors shall be elected at large by the qualified electors of the district.
E. The president or any member of the board of directors elected at large shall be an elector and a resident freeholder of the district.
F. The president of the district shall be elected at large by the qualified electors of the district and shall hold office for a term of four years. The president shall be ex officio a member and president of the board of directors.