New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:69a-19 - Petition For Election Upon Adoption Of Optional Plan Of Government

40:69A-19. Petition for election upon adoption of optional plan of government
Upon petition of the registered voters of any municipality, an election shall be held in the municipality upon the question of adopting any of the optional plans of government provided in this act. The petition calling for such election shall be subject to the provisions of section 1-1(b) hereof and shall be signed by the following per centum of registered voters of the municipality:

(a) 25% in municipalities of 7,000 or less inhabitants;

(b) 20% in municipalities of more than 7,000 and less than 70,000 inhabitants;

(c) 10% in municipalities of 70,000 or more inhabitants.

The petition shall designate the plan to be voted upon, which may include any of the alternatives provided in this act and the question to be placed upon the ballot shall be in the same form as is required by section 1-14 of this article.

L.1950, c. 210, p. 467, s. 1-19. Amended by L.1953, c. 254, p. 1746, s. 10; L.1954, c. 69, p. 424, s. 2, eff. June 24, 1954; L.1981, c. 465, s. 6, eff. Jan. 9, 1982.

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