(1) The election administrator shall prepare a timetable for the conduct of the mail ballot election. The timetable shall be in data entry form. It may contain additional activities and may be arranged in a different chronological order but otherwise shall be in substantially the following form:
CALENDAR DATE ACTIVITY
______________ Copy of plan to governing body.
______________ Last day for governing body to opt out.
______________ Submission of plan to secretary of state's office.
______________ Publish notice specifying close of registration as provided
by 13-2-301, MCA.
______________ Close of registration as provided by 13-2-301, MCA.
______________ Ballots mailed.
______________ Election day.