Section 11-44-101Requirements, etc., as to petitions.
The petitions provided by this article may be by a number of separate instruments as well as by one instrument, and separate instruments may be joined together to make one petition. No person but a qualified voter shall sign any petition provided for by this article. The presence upon any such petition or petitions of the names of persons who are not qualified voters shall not impair the validity on such petition of the names of properly qualified electors thereon; only the names of such persons not qualified shall be treated as nullities.
No person shall sign the name of another to any such petition, whether with or without authority, and no person shall sign more than one separate instrument as a petition for any single purpose provided in this article. Any violation of the foregoing provisions of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by fine not to exceed $300.00. No qualified voter who has signed any petition provided for in this article can withdraw his signature.
The judge of probate or board of commissioners when passing on the sufficiency of such petition and holding names thereon to be not qualified electors' names shall indicate by marginal annotation or other legible and intelligible order thereon which names are so held to be insufficient so that interested parties may be advised of the exact reason if such petition is held insufficient.
(Acts 1911, No. 281, p. 330; Code 1940, T. 37, §114.)