Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions

Treatment Of Suboptions For Proposed Alternative Forms

7-3-151. Treatment of suboptions for proposed alternative forms. (1) A petition recommendation may not involve more than three separate suboptions, and a suboption may not contain more than two alternatives. If a suboption is submitted to the voters, only the ballot alternatives within that suboption receiving the highest number of affirmative votes are considered approved and included in the alternative form of government. If the alternative form of government fails, a suboption is of no effect.

(2) A proposed change of the form of government or change in a plan of government must be submitted to the voters as a single question, except that the suboptions within the form of local government authorized in Title 7, chapter 3, parts 1 through 6, and the suboptions authorized in a charter may be submitted to the electors as separate questions. The question of adopting a suboption must be submitted to the electors in substantially the following form:

Vote for one:

A legal officer (who may be called the "county attorney"):

☐ To be elected for a term of 4 years.

☐ To be appointed for a term of 4 years by the presiding officer of the local governing body.

History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 675, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 575, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 27, Ch. 697, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 292, Ch. 61, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 521, L. 2007.