A local option election in a municipality shall be held in the following manner. [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
A petition for a local option election must be signed by a number of voters equal to at least 15% of the number of votes
cast in that municipality in the last gubernatorial election. All petition signatures must have been signed since the last
general election. The petition must be addressed to and received by the municipal officers at least 45 days before holding
any primary, special statewide, general or municipal election or town meeting.
1993, c. 608, §2 (AMD)
Upon receipt of a petition, the municipal officers shall notify the inhabitants of their respective municipalities to meet
in the manner prescribed by law. The meeting shall be held to vote upon any or all of the questions contained in section
1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW)
3.Conduct of election.
Except as provided in this section, the petition process and the voting at elections held in towns and plantations must
be held and conducted in accordance with Title 30-A, sections 2528, 2529 and 2532, even if the town or plantation has not
accepted the provisions of section 2528. The voting at elections held in cities must be held and conducted in accordance
with Title 21-A. No referendum questions except those set out in section 123 may be printed on the ballot. The municipal
clerk shall make a return of the results, certify the results and send it to the office of the Secretary of State. The Secretary
of State shall forward the results to the bureau.
1997, c. 373, §29 (AMD)
1987, c. 45, §A4 (NEW).
1987, c. 147, §1 (AMD).
1993, c. 608, §§2,3 (AMD).
1997, c. 373, §29 (AMD).
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