Conduct of election.
The election provided for herein shall be under the provisions of
the Constitution herewith submitted, and shall be conducted in all respects as elections are
conducted under the general laws of the territory of Dakota, except as herein provided. No mere
technicalities or informalities in the manner or form of election, or neglect of any officer to
perform his duty with regard thereto, shall be deemed to vitiate or avoid the same, it being the
true intent and object of this ordinance to ascertain and give effect to the true will of the people
of the state of South Dakota, as expressed by their votes at the polls.