7-3-103. Amendment of self-government charter or adopted alternative form of government -- proposed change in type of election -- election. (1) An amendment to a self-government charter or an adopted alternative form of government may only be made by submitting the question of amendment to the electors of the local government as provided in 7-3-149. An amendment approved by the electors becomes effective on the first day of the local government fiscal year following the fiscal year of approval unless the question submitted to the electors provides otherwise.
(2) An amendment to a self-government charter or an adopted alternative form of government may be proposed by:
(a) petition as provided in 7-3-125;
(b) the local government by ordinance; or
(c) a study commission recommendation pursuant to 7-3-192.
(3) The local government, by ordinance, may provide procedures for the submission and verification of initiative petitions.
(4) The question to change the type of election held under an elected county official government provided for in 7-3-111 from being conducted on a partisan basis to being conducted on a nonpartisan basis or from being conducted on a nonpartisan basis to being conducted on a partisan basis may, by ordinance, be submitted to the electorate of the local government as provided in 7-3-149. A change to the type of election requires an affirmative vote of a simple majority of those voting on the question, pursuant to 7-3-149.