Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2703. Processing of petition -- certification to county commissioners. (1) It shall be the duty of the election administrator, within 30 days after the filing of the petition, to examine it and to ascertain and determine from the registration records of the county whether the petition is signed by the required number of registered electors. The election administrator may be authorized by the board of county commissioners to employ additional help in his office to assist him in the work of examining the petition, and the board shall provide for their compensation.
     (2) When the examination is completed, the election administrator shall forthwith attach to the petition his certificate, properly dated and signed, showing the result of his examination. If the certificate shows that the petition is signed by the required number of registered electors, the election administrator shall immediately present the petition to the board if the board is then in session; otherwise, at its first regular meeting after the date of the certificate.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 105, L. 1937; R.C.M. 1947, 16-4002(part); amd. Sec. 281, Ch. 571, L. 1979.

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