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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 1. TRANSIT DISTRICTS IN COUNTIES OF ALAMEDA OR CONTRA COSTA [24501 - 27509]

  ( Heading of Part 1 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 3. Internal Organization of Districts [24801 - 24941]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

ARTICLE 2. Election of Directors [24821 - 24832]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

24821.
  

The first directors are elected at the formation election as provided in Chapter 2. All elections of directors subsequent to the first shall be held at the same time as the general election in the manner provided in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24822.
  

Notice of election shall be published and no other notice of such election need be given.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24823.
  

The board shall by resolution or ordinance fix the boundaries of the wards for the purpose of electing directors therefrom. The board shall adjust the boundaries of the wards for the purpose of electing directors therefrom pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 22000) of Division 21 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 435, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1999.)

24824.
  

The notice of election shall refer to the wards established by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24825.
  

Upon the filing of a sufficient nomination paper and affidavit by any candidate the name of the candidate shall go upon the ballot at the ensuing general election.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24826.
  

The nomination paper, for those directors elected by wards, shall contain the name of the candidate, with such other information as may be required herein, and shall be signed by 50 voters of the respective ward. The nomination paper for directors elected at large shall contain the name of the candidate, with such other information as may be required herein, and shall be signed by 50 voters of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 744.)

24827.
  

Nomination papers may be circulated throughout the district for those directors elected at large and throughout each respective ward for those directors elected by wards.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 744.)

24828.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this part, the provisions of the Elections Code prescribed for independent nominations shall substantially govern the manner of appointment of verification deputies, the form of nomination papers and the securing of signatures, the filing of the candidate’s affidavit, and all other things necessary to get the name of the candidate upon the ballot. However, not more than 95 days prior to the election, upon request, the secretary of the district shall issue nomination papers and all other forms required for nomination to the office of director. Verification deputies may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of any candidate at any time not more than 95 days nor less than 74 days prior to the election, and all nomination papers shall be filed with the secretary of the district not more than 90 nor less than 74 days before the date of the election and shall be examined by him. Each candidate, at least 74 days prior to the election, shall file a sufficient candidate’s affidavit. The secretary of the district shall certify the names of all candidates to be placed upon the ballot to the county elections official or county elections officials within the territory affected at least 67 days prior to the date of election.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 192. Effective January 1, 1995.)

24829.
  

The board shall in the notice, ordinance, or resolution calling an election consolidate it with the general election to be held at the same time in the respective counties in which the district is located and authorize the respective boards of supervisors to canvass the returns and certify the result of the canvass to the board. It shall be the duty of the board or boards of supervisors to so consolidate the election, canvass the returns, and cause the result thereof to be properly certified to the board of directors of the district. The election shall be held in all respects as if there were only one election, and only one ticket or ballot shall be used.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24830.
  

Candidates for the office of director shall be voted upon and elected one from each ward and two at large.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24831.
  

Upon receipt of the returns of the canvass by the respective boards of supervisors the board shall meet and determine results of the election and declare the candidate or candidates elected.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

24832.
  

The secretary of the district shall issue certificates of election, signed by him and duly authenticated, immediately following the determination of the result of the election by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

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