TITLE 41. PUBLIC LANDS
CHAPTER 6. SCHOOL LANDS
PART III. SALE OF SCHOOL LANDS
SUBPART A. IN GENERAL
41:711 Election for sale of school lands
The parish treasurer shall take the sense of the inhabitants of the township with reference to whether or not any lands heretofore reserved and appropriated by congress for the use of schools shall be sold, and the proceeds invested as authorized by an act of congress, approved February the fifteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-three, entitled: "An Act to authorize the Legislatures of the States of Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, to sell the lands heretofore appropriated for the use of schools in those states."
Polls shall be opened and held in each township, after advertisement for thirty days at three of the most public places in the township and at the courthouse door, and the sense of the legal voters therein shall be taken within the usual hours, and in the usual manner of holding elections. The elections shall be held and votes received by a school board member or a justice of the peace. If a majority of the legal voters are in favor of selling the school lands therein, they may be sold, but not otherwise. The result of all elections shall be transmitted to the parish treasurer, and by him to the state superintendent of education.