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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  65.030.  Proposition submitted — election held, when — form of ballot. — 1.  Upon petition of at least ten percent of the voters at the last general election of any county of the third or fourth classes praying therefor, which said petition shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county commission, the county commission of such county shall, by order of record, submit the question of the adoption of township organization form of county government to a vote of the voters of the county.  The total vote for governor at the last general election before the filing of the petition where a governor was elected shall be used to determine the number of voters necessary to sign the petition.  If such petition shall be filed sixty days or more prior to a general election, the proposition shall be submitted at said general election; if filed less than sixty days before such election, then the proposition shall be submitted at the general election next succeeding said general election.  The election shall be conducted, the vote canvassed and the result declared in the same manner as provided by law in respect to elections of county officers.  The clerk of the county commission shall give notice that a proposition for the adoption of township organization form of county government in the county is to be voted upon by causing a copy of the order of the county commission authorizing such election to be published.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the township organization form of county government be adopted in ______ county?

  3.  If a majority of the voters voting upon the question shall vote for the adoption thereof the township organization form of county government shall be declared to have been adopted; provided, that counties adopting township organization shall be subject to and governed by the provisions of the law relating to township organization on and after the last Tuesday in March next succeeding the election at which such township organization was adopted.

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(RSMo 1939 § 13931, A.L. 1945 p. 1972, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 12254; 1919 § 13167; 1909 § 11655


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