SEC. 19-3-1. Districts and boundaries; election of supervisors.
Each county shall be divided into five (5) districts, with due regard to equality of population and convenience of situation for the election of members of the boards of supervisors, but the districts as now existing shall continue until changed. The qualified electors of each district shall elect, at the next general election, and every four (4) years thereafter, in their districts one (1) member of the board of supervisors. The board, by a three-fifths (3/5) vote of all members elected, may at any time, change or alter the districts, the boundaries to be entered at large in the minutes of the proceedings of the board. Provided, however, that such changed boundaries shall in as far as possible conform as to natural, visible artificial boundaries, such as streets, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes, bayous or other obvious lines of demarcation, except county lines and municipal corporate limits.
In the event the boundaries of the districts are changed or altered by order of the board of supervisors as hereinabove provided, the order so doing shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the county once each week for three (3) consecutive weeks.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 51, art 5 (2); 1857, ch. 59, arts 1, 2; 1871, Secs. 1348, 1349; 1880, Secs. 2129, 2130; 1892, Sec. 272; 1906, Sec. 291; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 3663; 1930, Sec. 195; 1942, Sec. 2870; Laws, 1920, ch. 298; 1930, ch 41; 1932, ch. 188; 1956, ch 180; 1966, ch. 290, Sec. 1; 1968, ch. 564, Sec. 1; 1971, ch. 493, Sec. 1; 1980, ch. 425, Sec. 1, eff from and after August 22, 1980, (the date the United States Attorney General interposed no objection to the amendment of this section).