School Trustee Election 1913

-An election for a school board trustee for a three year term will be held on March 29th.  Leonard George is retiring willingly while Jeff Duncan and Mr. Dana will be holdovers.  The polls will be held at the school house, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Any person who is of legal age, and has been a resident of the district for thirty days  is entitled to vote including women.  For women, more specifically, their father or husband has to be a legal citizen to be considered a citizen.

To become a trustee, you have to be of 21 years of age, have a child going to school in the district or has paid a territorial or county school tax exclusive of a poll tax from the preceding year.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

-The election for school trustee is Saturday.

The two candidates so far are Rev. E.N. Larmour and Mrs. George C. Smith.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/28/1913)

-Rev. E.N. Larmour won the election with 35 votes.  In second place was Mrs. George C. Smith with 22 votes.  Leonard George, who is retiring due to need to concentrate on his 160 acres farm, received three votes.  D.M. Arnold and Dr. Barackman each got one vote.

The balloting was quiet with only a third of the voters being polled, but better than the bond election and last year's trustee board election of about 20%.  Total votes cast was 62.

The election board consisted of D.M. Arnold as inspector.  D.R. Berry, who acted as judge, and S.A. Meyer held the position of clerk.

About one dozen women enjoyed suffrage and cast their ballots.

The polls were open from 9 to 4, and as soon as the vote was tallied the winner was notified.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

-An opinion from the county attorney of Maricopa County advises that the school election of last March must be thrown out.  Rev. E.N. Larmour has not lived in the state one year and cannot serve.

Leonard George holds over for another year provided he does not resign, in which case, the board appoints someone.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)