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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 4. ELECTIONS [5000 - 5442]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Conduct of Elections [5300 - 5442]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Consolidation of Elections [5340 - 5345]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

5340.
  

School district governing board or community college district governing board member elections for two or more districts of any type to be held in the same district or area on the same day shall be consolidated so that a person entitled to vote in both or all of such elections may do so at the same time and place and using the same ballot.

When a consolidated election is required by this section to be held, the basic unit for conducting the election shall be the elementary district. The county superintendent of schools having jurisdiction shall notify the governing boards of all school and community college districts in writing at least 130 days prior to the date of the election that a consolidated election is required to be held.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 428, Sec. 12.)

5342.
  

Whenever any school district election or community college district election is scheduled to be held on the same day, in the same territory, or in territory that is in part the same, as an election or elections called to be held by any other district, city, county, or other political subdivision, the district election may be either completely or partially consolidated with the election or elections pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code.

The consolidation may be effected by the officer conducting the election upon receipt of resolutions from two or more political subdivisions whose boundaries are totally or partially the same territory calling elections to be held on the same day if the resolutions are delivered to the officer conducting the election at least 88 days prior to the date of the election.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 1995.)

5343.
  

If any school district election or community college district election is completely or partially consolidated with any other election, the notice of election need not set forth the precincts, place or places of holding the election, or the names of the officers appointed to conduct the election, but may instead state that the precincts, place or places of holding the elections and officers appointed to conduct the election shall be the same as those provided for such other election within the territory affected by the consolidation and set forth in the ordinance, order, resolution, or notice calling, providing for or giving notice of such other election, and reference shall be made to such ordinance, order, resolution, or notice by number and title or date of adoption, or by date or proposed date of publication and the name of the newspaper in which publication has been or will be made, or by any other definite description, except that no such reference need be made if the election is completely or partially consolidated with a statewide election.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

5344.
  

Within the territory affected by the order of consolidation the election precincts, polling places, voting booths and polling hours shall, in every case, be the same and there shall be only one set of election officers in each of the precincts. When the returns of elections consolidated pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code are required to be canvassed by different canvassing boards, the elections shall be conducted separately in the same manner as if they had not been consolidated, except as provided in this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1995.)

5345.
  

In the event of consolidation of any school district election or community college district election with any other election the provisions of law governing such other election with respect to the manner of marking ballots shall also apply to the district election consolidated therewith.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

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