As far as practicable the election shall be conducted, and the votes cast, counted, returned, and canvassed, by the same officials and under the same provisions of law as in the case of general elections. The polls shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. The ballots shall include the words: "For changing the county seat to (here name the place). Yes. No," with a square opposite each of the words "yes" and "no," in which the voter may make a cross to indicate the voter's choice.