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(a) In accordance with AS 29.04, AS 29.05, and AS 29.06, the commission will notify the director of elections of its acceptance of a local action or local option petition proposing city reclassification under AS 29.04, municipal incorporation under AS 29.05, and municipal dissolution, merger, or consolidation under AS 29.06.
(b) If AS 29.06.040 requires a municipal election for a proposed annexation or detachment, the commission will notify the clerk of the municipality proposed for change of the commission's acceptance of a local action petition. The election must be administered by the municipality proposed for change at the municipality's own cost, and in the manner prescribed by its municipal election ordinances, except that the commission may specify the wording of the ballot measure and broaden the election notice requirements.
(c) Under AS 29.06.040 (c) and AS 44.33.812 (a)(2), the commission may approve a petition for annexation subject only to approval by a majority of the aggregate voters who vote on the question within the area proposed for annexation and the annexing municipality. If the territory proposed for annexation is uninhabited, the commission may approve a petition for annexation of that territory subject only to approval by a majority of the voters who vote on the question within the annexing municipality.
History: Eff. 7/31/92, Register 123; am 5/19/2002, Register 162
Authority: Art. X, sec. 12,
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