Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2313. Procedure to hold special election. (1) Upon filing the petition or petitions, duly certified as provided in 7-2-2312, with the election administrator of the new county, he must immediately notify the chairman of the board of county commissioners who, upon receipt of such notice, must call a meeting of the board, to be held within 10 days after the filing of the petition, for the purpose of considering the same. If the board at such meeting finds that said petition conforms to the requirements of and is in accordance with the provisions of 7-2-2312, it shall at the meeting, by a resolution entered in its minutes, call a special election of the registered electors of said county for the purpose of voting upon the question of the location of the permanent county seat.
     (2) The election shall be held on Tuesday and not less than 75 or more than 90 days after the date of calling the same. The board must issue an election proclamation containing a statement of the time of the election and the question to be submitted. A copy of this proclamation must be published in some newspaper printed in the county, if any, and posted at each place of election at least 10 days before the election.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 135, L. 1911; re-en. Sec. 4380, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4380, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 16-403; amd. Sec. 277, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 250, L. 1985.

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