Alan S. Kelly v. W. M. Ables, County Judge

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Alan S. Kelly v. W. M. Ables, County Judge
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Election Dispute

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
48
Notes / Description: 

Kelly wanted a vote on a school-building bond issue declared invalid because (a) no election was held at 11 of 29 polling places in the county and (b) omitted from the ballot were instructions to mark the appropriate square opposite the question. Exhibits include official ballot, newspaper clipping reporting election results by precinct, and letter from the regional director of the [Public Works Administration] which built airports, dams, schools, warships & bridges during the Depression.