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DEFINITION OF DISTRICTS.
I. The United States.
II. Each State. Officers are elected to ad
III. Counties. minister the government
IV. Cities. for
- V. Towns.
Election Districts. The following are names II. School Commissioner given to some of the dif
Districts. ferent kinds of districts in III. Assembly Districts. . the State of New York. IV. Senatorial
A portion of a town placed under the charge of an officer, whose duty it is to see that the roads are kept in good condition.
What is a School District ?
A portion of a town or city, placed under the care of officers, whose duties are to maintain a public school in and for the district.
What is an Election District ?
A whole or part of a town, in which all the voting is done at one poll.
What is a School Commissioner District ?
A whole or a portion of a county, under the jurisdiction of a school commissioner.
What is an Assembly District ?
A whole or a portion of a county set off for the purpose of electing a “Member of the Assembly. ”
NOTE.-Fulton and Hamilton together form one district, and elect one member.
What is a Senatorial District ?
A portion of a county, a whole county, or several counties combined for the purpose of electing a Senator; the amount of territory depending upon population.
What is a Congressional District ?
A portion of a county, a whole county, or several counties combined for the purpose of electing a "Representative in Congress"; the amount of territory depending upon population.
What is a Judicial District ?
One county (as in the case of New York), or several counties united for the purpose of electing Supreme Court Judges.
Name the Civil Divisions in regular order, and tell what a combination of each forms.
Road and school districts form towns; towns when united form counties; counties when united form a State, and also, in many instances, Senatorial, Congressional, and Judicial districts. States when united form a Union.
How many States are there?
What is a County?
One of the divisions of a State, separated from other divisions, empowered to elect certain officers for the administration of its own local affairs.
How many Counties in Nero York State ?
One of the divisions of a county, electing certain officers prescribed by law, and managing its own local affairs. Horo
many Torons in New York State! In 1886 there were 942. See page xiii. The exact number can be found by consulting the almanacs that give the election returns.
What is a City ?
An incorporated town, or a section containing a collective body of inhabitants, incorporated by the State legislature, which grants a charter prescribing its manner of government, and is controlled by a Mayor and Aldermen.
Horo many Cities in the State of New York?
Horo many Congressional districts ?
Generally by the school commissioners; sometimes by special legislation.
What Power defines the number of Assembly, Senatorial, and Judicial districts ?
The State Constitution.
What is a School District ?
What is the number of officials holding the same office at the same time?
I. One or three Trustees, as a district decides. If & Board of Education, it may not be less than three nor more than nine.
II. One Clerk.
What are the names of those districts in which there is a board of education ?
Union Free School Districts. These are allowed to have an additional officer, called a Treasurer.
What is the term of office of each ?
II. If there be three trustees, the term is 3 years, one being elected each year; if the board of education con