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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Steps for placing something on referendum

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For residents looking to place an item on a referendum to be approved by the voters of Newton County, several steps must be taken.

The following is a step-by-step look at the process for placing something, such as the sale of liquor by the bottle, on a referendum in unincorporated Newton County:

  • Get a written petition containing the signatures of at least 35 percent of the registered and qualified voters of newton County.
  • File the petition with the Election Superintendent of Newton County.
  • The Election Superintendent validates that the names are of registered and qualified voters.
  • After validation, the Superintendent should call and hold a referendum election.
  • The Referendum Election is set for not less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the call during either a primary or election or special election in Newton County.
  • Notice of the Call for Referendum must be placed in the newspaper by Election Superintendent and published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date of the Referendum Election.
  • If the Referendum is approved by a majority of voters, then it goes into effect. If the Referendum is disapproved by a majority of voters, another election can be held after two years.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners discussed this process during a presentation by County Attorney Megan Martin regarding an alcoholic beverage ordinance during the Nov. 5, 2019, Regular Meeting.

See Martin’s full presentation here.

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