(1) The regular election of the district for the purpose of electing a board of directors
shall be held on the first Monday after the first Tuesday in December of each year,
at which time one director shall be elected for a term of five years; except that,
at the first election held to choose the first board of directors after the organization
of any internal improvement district has been effected, the person having the highest
number of votes shall continue in office for the full term of five years, the next
highest four years, the next highest three years, the next highest two years, and
the next highest one year. If two or more persons in the same precinct have the same number of votes, their
term shall be determined by lot under the direction of the judge of the district court
having original jurisdiction of the formation of the said district. The person receiving the highest number of votes for any office to be filled is
(2) After receiving their certificates of election provided for in section 37-44-135, said officers shall take an oath or affirmation in accordance with section 24-12-101. Each member of the board of directors shall execute an official bond in the sum
of five thousand dollars, which bond shall be approved by the judge of the district
court of the county wherein such organization was effected and shall be filed in the
office of the county clerk and recorder thereof. All official bonds shall be in the form prescribed by law for official bonds for
county commissioners; except that the obligee named in said bonds shall be the internal
improvement district and shall be filed with the county clerk and recorder at the
same time as the filing of the oath or affirmation required by this section.
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