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Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-3-1. Acquiring charter

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Any municipality not now operating under a “Code Charter” may acquire such charter and come under the provisions of this chapter by a majority vote of the electors therein, cast at a general or special election held for such purpose.  At such election, the propositions to be voted on shall be “FOR THE CODE CHARTER” and “AGAINST THE CODE CHARTER.” If a majority of the legal votes cast are in favor of adopting the code charter, then the municipality shall be subject to and governed by all the following provisions of this chapter, and the result of the election shall be certified to the secretary of state, who shall make a record of same in his office.  If a majority of the votes cast shall be against the code charter, the municipal authorities shall so enter of record, and another election submitting the question shall not be held within four years thereafter.  After the rejection of the provisions of the code charter by a municipality, and until its acceptance thereof as herein provided, the corporate powers, rights and franchises thereof shall be and remain as now provided by law.

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