Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2702. Petition for abandonment of county. (1) A petition may be filed with the county clerk of a county asking that the question of abandoning and abolishing the organization and corporate existence of the county and attaching its territory to and making the same a part of some adjoining county be submitted to the qualified electors of the county at an election. The petition shall state the name of the adjoining county to which the territory of the county to be abandoned and abolished shall be attached and made a part.
     (2) The petition shall be signed by not less than 35% of the qualified electors of the county whose names appear upon the registration records of such county, shall contain the post-office address and voting precinct of each individual signing it, and shall state the name and address of three individuals to whom notice of the insufficiency of the petition shall be sent in the event that the petition does not have the required number of signatures of registered electors signed thereto. No person, after signing any such petition, shall be allowed or permitted to withdraw his signature or name therefrom.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 105, L. 1937; R.C.M. 1947, 16-4002(part); amd. Sec. 280, Ch. 571, L. 1979.

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