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a copy of which has been transmitted to him by the secretary of state for that purpose; the language of such submission on such ballot shall be substantially as follows:


Vote for one.

Constitutional Amendment No...

Constitutional Amendment No. . . . .


Such language of submission, with the appropriate change of number shall be repeated as many times as there are constitutional amendments to be submitted.


Sec. 7. The result of every such election, with reference to such proposed amendments, shall be determined in all respects in the same manner as results are now, or may be hereafter, determined according to law for state officers.


Sec. 8. In the event of the adoption of an amendment or amendments to the constitution, the governor shall issue his proclamation announcing such fact within ten days after such adoption shall have been officially determined.


Sec. 9. All constitutional amendments shall take effect on the date of the proclamation of the governor announcing their adoption.


Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 15, A. D. 1895.




Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:


Section 1. That all cities having more than four thousand inhabitants shall be governed by the provisions of this Act, and be known as cities of the first class.


Sec. 2. Whenever any city of the second class shall have attained a population of more than four thousand inhabitants, and such fact shall have been duly ascertained and certified to the governor by the mayor of such city, attested by the seal thereof, he shall declare by public proclamation such city to be a city of the first class, and subject to the provisions of this Act; Provided, Any city heretofore organized under special charter may abandon such charter and organize under the provisions of this Act, by resolution of the city council of said city, approved by the mayor thereof, which resolution and approval shall be certified to the governor of the state, under the seal of such city, and thereupon, by public proclamation of the governor, such city shall be declared organized under the provisions of this Act, with all the powers and obligations pertaining thereto.


Sec. 3. The government of such city shall continue in authority until the reorganization, which shall be effected by the holding of a regular election under the provisions of this Act. The mayor and council shall divide the city into not less than three wards, to take effect prior to the annual municipal election aforesaid.


Sec. 10. Each city governed by this Act shall be divided into not less than three wards, as compact in form and equal in proportion as may be, and no ward shall contain less than one thousand inhabitants, the boundaries of which shall be defined by ordinance. Each ward shall constitute an election district; Provided, That when any ward shall contain over five hundred legal voters, the mayor and council may divide such ward into two or more election districts.


Sec. 11. Every such city shall constitute a precinct for the election of justices of the peace and constables, and in

every such district there shall be elected two justices of the peace and two constables at the time provided by law for the election of like officers in other precincts.


Sec. 12. The general city election, in all cities governed by this Act, shall be held on the second Tuesday in November annually; the polls shall be opened in such place as may be designated by the mayor, or be fixed by ordinance; and shall be kept open from the hour of nine o'clock in the morning until sunset, and no longer; Provided, That whenever the city election shall occur at the same time provided by law for state and county elections, the city clerk shall certify to the county clerk the list of nominations made for such city election, and the names of candidates for city offices shall be printed upon the same ballot provided by the county for the election of state and county officers. And in such case the city shall pay its pro rata proportion of the cost of printing and preparing such ballots. In The case last named, nominations for offices to be voted for at a city election shall be made to the city clerk within the time limited to nominations for county offices, being certified to the county clerk of such county.


Sec. 13. At the first annual election of any city under the provisions of this Act, a mayor shall be elected by a plurality of votes for the term of two years, and biennially thereafter. And in each ward of said city as constructed under the provisions of this Act, not less than two nor more than three councilmen shall be elected for the terms of one and two years respectively, in case two councilmen shall be elected from each ward; and for one, two and three years, respectively, in case three councilmen shall be elected therefrom; and one annually thereafter for the period of two or three years, as there shall be two or three councilmen elected from each ward; the number of councilmen to be elected from each ward to be fixed by the council at such time or times as they may provide for the number of wards constituting such city; Provided, That officers whose terms are unexpired shall hold their offices for their unexpired terms; and an election shall be held as to such officers at such times as vacancies occur. The terms of all elective officers shall commence on the first Monday in January after their election, and shall continue until their successors are elected and qualified.


Sec. 15. The qualifications of electors in the several wards shall be the same as is required for electors under the laws of the state; provided such electors shall have resided for ten days in the ward in which they shall vote. At a meeting of the city council on the first Friday in December after any city election, the returns shall be canvassed, and they shall cause

the clerk to make out and deliver certificates of election to the persons found to be elected, and a neglect of any such officer to qualify within ten days after the delivery to him of such certificate shall be deemed a refusal to accept the office to which he may have been elected.

Approved February 16. A. D. 1895.



Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:


Section 1. When it shall appear upon the official canvass of any vote cast at any general election that two or more persons have each received the highest and equal number of the votes cast at such election, for that office, and the office to be filled be a county office, then the board of county commissioners shall meet before the first day of January next succeeding such election, and determine by vote of such commissioners, which of the persons having such tie vote shall be declared elected, and such vote of the board of county comissioners shall be made a matter of record by the county clerk, and he shall issue to the person so elected a certificate of his or her election.


Sec. 2. When upon the official canvass of any vote cast at any general election for a state officer, it shall appear that two or more persons have received an equal and highest number of votes cast for that office, it shall be the duty of the state legislature, convening in the January next succeeding such election to meet in joint session of the senate and house of representatives upon the first day of the session thereof, or as soon thereafter as both houses shall be duly organized, and determine the tie vote by vote in the manner provided for the election of United States senators and the result shall be certified to the secretary of state, by the president of the state senate, who shall preside at such joint session. And it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to issue to the person so chosen a certificate of his or her election.


Sec. 3. If it shall appear upon any contested election in any court in this state that two or more persons have received an equal and higher number of legal votes cast for that office, it shall be the duty of such court to refer the decision of the matter to either the board of county comissioners or the state legislature for action therein, as provided in Section 1 and Section 2 of this Act.

Sec. 4. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved February 21, A. D. 1895.

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