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SECTION 257
Permissive referendum
County (CNT) CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 5-A
§ 257. Permissive referendum. 1. The provisions of sections one
hundred one and one hundred two of this chapter and the applicable
provisions of the election law as to conduct of elections and
qualifications of voters shall apply to permissive referenda conducted
hereunder, except that only those electors shall be qualified to sign a
petition and to vote who are resident within an area included in the
proposed county district, and provided further that the number of
signatures required on the petition shall be one hundred or five per
centum of the owners of taxable real property situated within the
proposed district, whichever shall be less.

2. The clerk of the board of supervisors shall cause to be prepared
and have available for distribution proper forms for such petition and
shall distribute a supply to any person requesting the same.

3. Where there are no resident electors within an area included in the
proposed county district, the referendum may be waived upon
certification by the county board of elections that there are no
qualified electors.