Nebraska Revised Statute 17-104

Chapter 17 Section 104

17-104.

City council; members; election; term; qualifications.

Unless the city elects council members at large as provided in section 32-554, each ward of each city shall have at least two council members elected in the manner provided in the Election Act. The term of office shall begin on the first regular meeting of the council in December following the statewide general election. No person shall be eligible to the office of council member who is not at the time of the election an actual resident of the ward for which he or she is elected and a registered voter.

Source

  • Laws 1879, § 4, p. 194;
  • R.S.1913, § 4996;
  • C.S.1922, § 4165;
  • C.S.1929, § 17-104;
  • R.S.1943, § 17-104;
  • Laws 1969, c. 257, § 6, p. 934;
  • Laws 1973, LB 559, § 2;
  • Laws 1979, LB 253, § 1;
  • Laws 1981, LB 446, § 2;
  • Laws 1994, LB 76, § 490;
  • Laws 2016, LB702, § 2.
  • Effective Date: July 21, 2016

Cross References

  • City council, election, see section 32-533.
  • Election Act, see section 32-101.
  • Vacancies, see sections 32-568 and 32-569.

Annotations

  • Each ward in each city is required to have at least two councilmen elected by the qualified electors of their respective wards, and there is no such office as a councilman at large. State ex rel. Barron v. Neff, 87 Neb. 615, 127 N.W. 881 (1910).

  • Councilman is required to be an elector. Haywood v. Marshall, 53 Neb. 220, 73 N.W. 449 (1897).

  • An ordinance creating wards requires an affirmative vote of a majority of the councilmen. State ex rel. Grosshans v. Gray, 23 Neb. 365, 36 N.W. 577 (1888).