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(1) Some special districts authorized to conduct elections using the mail ballot procedure are not confined within the boundary of a single county. When such a district desires to conduct an election by mail ballot, these are the procedures to be followed in initiating such an election.

(2) If the initiative is taken by the applicable governing body, it shall proceed as provided by law, except that the requesting resolution shall be addressed to the election administrator in each affected county.

(3) Each election administrator involved may make their own independent judgment as to whether the mail ballot election will be used for that election in the portion of the district which lies within their county.

(4) Unless each affected election administrator agrees, the mail ballot option may not be used to conduct the election in that district or any portion thereof.

(5) The election administrators may cooperate in the initiation and conduct of an election under the mail ballot procedures in a multicounty district. They shall designate one person as the chief election administrator for the conduct of that single election in that district.

(6) If the initiative for the use of the mail ballot option in a multicounty district is taken by the election administrators, then they shall proceed as provided by law, except that some form of concurrence to both the written plan and the designation of a chief election administrator shall be made by each election administrator involved and accompany the written plan.

History: 13-19-105, MCA; IMP, 13-19-201, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1020, Eff. 7/26/85; AMD and TRANS, from 44.9.201, 2012 MAR p. 760, Eff. 4/13/12.

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