(A)   Signed petitions shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk for signature verification. Upon the filing of a petition and passage of a resolution by the governing body, the municipality and the County  Clerk or Election Commissioner of the county in which such municipality is located may by mutual agreement provide that the County Clerk or Election Commissioner shall ascertain whether the petition is signed by the requisite number of voters. The municipality shall reimburse the county for any costs incurred by the County Clerk or Election Commissioner. When the verifying official has determined that 100% of the necessary signatures required by this subchapter have been obtained, he or she shall notify the governing body of that fact and shall immediately forward to the governing body a copy of the petition.
   (B)   In order for an initiative or referendum proposal to be submitted to the governing body and the voters, the necessary signatures shall be on file with the Municipal Clerk within six months from the date the prospective petition was authorized for circulation. If the necessary signatures are not obtained by such date, the petition shall be void.
(Prior Code, § 1-1106)
Statutory reference:
   Related provisions, see Neb. RS 18-2518