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Majority of votes cast, how determined.

his ballot. Following the names of such majority
candidates, under the designation “Vote for —
the names of the minority candidates who have re-
ceived the highest number of votes at the primary
election equal to twice the number of the remaining
places to be filled shall be printed: Provided, fur-
ther, that the secretary of state, or other proper
certifying officer, in certifying to the several county
auditors of the state the names of candidates for
judicial offices shall specify the names of those who
have received a majority vote at such primary elec-
tion, together with the names of the minority can-
didates who are entitled to have their names placed
upon the official ballot. For the purpose of deter-
mining whether any candidate or candidates shall
have received a majority of the votes cast under the
provisions of this section the number of votes cast
shall be determined by adding together the number
of votes cast for each candidate and dividing the
sum of such votes by the number of positions to be
filled, and any candidate who receives a number
of votes in excess of one-half of the votes cast as
thus determined shall be deemed to have received
a majority of the votes cast. If it shall appear that
a number of candidates in excess of the number of
positions to be filled shall have received a majority
of votes cast, then there shall be printed upon the
ballot only the names of the candidates who re-
ceived the highest number of votes and equal to the
number of places to be filled. The names of all such
candidates for such judicial offices shall appear on
the general election ballot under the heading: “Ju-
dicial Ticket.” Where a vacancy or other cause
shall necessitate the election of a judge for a short
term, and at the same election one or more judges
are to be elected for the full term candidates may
announce themselves for either the short or full
term, and the ballots shall be arranged accordingly.

Short term candidates.

There shall be a separate ballot for the candidates for nomination for such judicial offices, for use in the primary election, and such ballots shall be printed, delivered, voted and counted as hereinbefore provided for the general primary election ballot: Provided, that any voter shall have the privilege of voting this ticket alone. The form of said ballot shall be substantially as follows:

JUDICIAL ELECTION BALLOT.

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To vote for a person make a cross (X) in the form of square at the RIGHT of the name of the person for whom you desire to vote.

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Passed the Senate February 5, 1919.
Passed the House February 27, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 6, 1919.

CHAPTER 86.

(H. B. 314.) RECORDING DISCHARGE CERTIFICATES OF SOLDIERS,

SAILORS AND MARINES.

AX Act relating to the duties of County Auditors.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington: SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of County Aud- No fees itors to record without charge, in a book kept for that purpose, the certificate of discharge of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine who

chargeable.

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Emergency.

served with the United States forces in the war with Germany and her allies.

SEC. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and shall take effect immediately.

Passed the House, March 4, 1919.
Passed the Senate, March 5, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 6, 1919.

CHAPTER 87.

[S. B. 63.]

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY ASSESSOR.

An Act relating to assessment and taxation and amending sec

tion 3973 of Remington & Ballinger's Code.

Deputy assessors,

and compensation.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington:
SECTION 1. That Section 3973 of Remington &
Ballinger's Code be and the same is hereby amended
to read as follows:

Section 3973. Any assessor who deems it neces

sary, to enable him to complete the listing and the appointment valuation of the property of his county within the

time prescribed by law, may appoint one or more well qualified citizens of his county to act as his assistants or deputies and assign them to such portion of his county as he thinks proper; and each assistant so appointed shall, under the direction of the assessor, after taking the required oath, perform all the duties enjoined upon, vested in or imposed upon assessors by the provisions of this act; and each of such deputies shall receive for his services while actually employed in such work the sum which may be designated and allowed by the board of county commissioners: Provided, that no assessor shall appoint any deputy unless the same be

experts.

actually necessary, and then for no longer time than may be actually needed: Provided, further, that the county commissioners may limit the number of deputies to be employed by the assessor: Provided, further, that the assessor may with the consent of Valuation the county commissioners appoint one or more expert assistants in the valuation of any particular class of property in the county which assistants need not be residents of said county.

Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate Emergency. support of the State Government and its existing institutions and shall take effect immediately.

Passed the Senate February 17, 1919.
Passed the House March 6, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 10, 1919.

CHAPTER 88.

(H. B. 44.)

DISBURSEMENT OF INTERSTATE BRIDGE FUND.

An Act relating to interstate bridges, the collection and disburse

ment of tolls therefrom, and amending section 7 of chapter 22 of the Laws of 1915.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington: SECTION 1. That section 7 of chapter 22 of the laws of 1915 be amended to read as follows:

Section 7. The moneys collected shall be kept Fund by the county treasurer in a separate fund and shall be known as the interstate bridge fund and shall be used for the purpose of paying for the operating expenses of any such interstate bridge, and in case any such county is required to pay interest on any bonded indebtedness for the construction of such Disburseinterstate bridge then to be applied upon the pay- authorized. ment of such interest, the remainder of any such

created.

ments

Control of expenditures.

sum in the hands of the county treasurer may until
June 1st, 1921, be expended upon the public high-
ways of the county for the permanent improvement
or hard surfacing of the highways of the county
under the direction and control of the county com-
missioners: Provided, that the moneys collected
from such tolls can only be expended upon war-
rants drawn by order of the county commissioners,
and the money used for permanent improvement of
the highways shall be expended under the direction
of the county commissioners and shall be used only
for permanent improvement: Provided, further,
that not more than one-fourth (14) of said remain-
der of said moneys may be expended so as to form
continuous improved highways leading to the ap-
proach of the said interstate bridge and to this end
such counties and the commissioners thereof are
hereby authorized to use one-fourth (14) of the re-
mainder of moneys aforesaid in the improvement
of any arterial highway or highways leading to
such interstate bridge within the limits of any in-
corporated city or town.

Passed the House, January 29, 1919.
Passed the Senate, March 5, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 10, 1919.

Limitation on highway disbursements.

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