Section 11-42-73

Creation, etc., of wards; election of aldermen or representatives.

(a) The council or governing body of the city shall create new wards (as many as may be deemed to be necessary) regardless of any limitation in the charter of the city on the number of wards, or may enlarge the wards so as to embrace all territory brought within the corporate limits of the city and so as to afford opportunity to all persons entitled to vote at elections in the city to vote thereat.

(b) Each ward in the city shall have the same number of aldermen or representatives in the council or governing body of the city, and as new wards are created the council or governing body of the city shall elect aldermen or representatives to represent such wards in the council or governing body of the city, as in the case of a vacancy, the aldermen or representatives so elected to hold office until the next regular election in the city; provided, however, that no person residing on territory which is exempt from taxation under provisions of this article shall have any right to vote in any election held in the city for the election of any city officer or in any other election held in the city which pertains to the government of said city, but no person who resides in territory exempt from taxation under the provisions of this article shall be eligible to hold any elective office in said city, and in no event shall there be more than 30 aldermen or representatives in the council or governing body of the city.

(Code 1907, §1106; Code 1923, §1800; Code 1940, T. 37, §169.)