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Division of union free school district into election districts
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 2, ARTICLE 41, PART 1
§ 2017. Division of union free school district into election
districts. 1. In any union free school district having personal
registration of voters pursuant to section two thousand fourteen of this
chapter, the board of education may upon its own motion divide the
school district into election districts, and shall upon the petition of
twenty-five qualified voters of the district, or five percent of the
voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the
board of education, whichever is greater, cause to be submitted at an
annual or special meeting, a proposition to divide such school district
into election districts provided, however, that in each election
district the number of qualified voters shall at least equal three

2. If it is determined to divide the district into election districts,
the board of education shall immediately thereafter and not less than
thirty days prior to an annual or special meeting or election, within
such district, adopt a resolution dividing the school district into such
number of election districts as the board of education may determine.
The school district shall be so divided that if circumstances will
permit, there shall be a schoolhouse in each election district or in as
many of such election districts as possible. The election districts so
formed shall continue in existence until modified by resolution of the
board of education. Such resolution shall accurately describe the
boundaries of each such district by streets, alleys and highways, or
otherwise. School meetings and elections shall thereafter be held so far
as may be possible in the public schoolhouses within any such school
election district. The board of education shall designate the place
within each election district where the meeting or election shall be