Whenever under any statute a special election is required or authorized to be held
in any municipality, and the statute authorizing or requiring the election does not
specify the time within which the election shall be called, or the notice which shall
be given, the governing authorities of the municipality shall, by resolution, fix
a date upon which the election shall be held. The date shall not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) days after
the date upon which such resolution is adopted, and not less than three (3) weeks'
notice of the election shall be given by the clerk by a notice published in a newspaper
published in the municipality once each week for three (3) weeks next preceding the
date of the election, and by posting a copy of the notice at three (3) public places
in the municipality. Nothing herein, however, shall be applicable to elections on the question of the
issuance of the bonds of a municipality or to general or primary elections for the
election of municipal officers.
The provisions of this section shall be applicable to all municipalities of this state,
whether operating under a code charter, special charter or the commission form of
government, except in cases of conflicts between the provisions of the section and
the provisions of the special charter of a municipality, or the law governing the
commission form of government, in which cases of conflict the provisions of the special
charter or the statutes relative to the commission form of government shall apply.
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