Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2318. Canvass of returns -- declaration of results. (1) The board of county commissioners of said county shall canvass the returns of said election in the manner provided by law for the canvassing of election returns.
     (2) Upon such canvassing of returns, the town or place found to have received a majority of all votes cast on such question shall be declared by the board the permanent county seat of the county. The order declaring the result of such election shall be entered of record in the minutes of the proceedings of the board by the county clerk.
     (3) From the date of the declaration of the results of the election, the town or place selected shall be and remain, until lawfully changed in the manner provided by law, the permanent county seat of such county. Within 10 days after the declaration of the result of such election, all records and county offices of the county, if located elsewhere, must be moved to and remain at the place declared the permanent county seat.

     History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 135, L. 1911; re-en. Sec. 4386, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4386, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 16-409(part).

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