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The secretary of state must certify, on the basis of information supplied by the county auditor, that the signatures on the petition are registered voters of the affected county and that there is the requisite number of them. Once this determination has been made, the secretary of state shall notify the governor of the filing. The governor shall issue a proclamation, at least 60 days before the election, stating that the petitions have been filed, and the substance of the petitions, and directing that the question of change of boundaries, or the establishment of a new county and county seat as stated in the petition, as the case may be, be submitted to the voters of the affected counties at the election. No more than one proposition may be submitted at the same election, except for mutual exchange of territory between counties.
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