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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 2. FORMATION [20700 - 20982]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 3. Election on Formation [20890 - 20938]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 2. Conduct of Election [20910 - 20916]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

20910.
  

For the purposes of the formation election the board of supervisors shall establish a convenient number of election precincts in the proposed district and define their boundaries.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20911.
  

The precinct board for the formation election shall be appointed, candidates for the offices of the proposed district shall be nominated, ballots and other supplies shall be provided and the election shall be conducted as nearly as practicable in accordance with the provisions concerning general elections except as to:

(a) Notice of the election.

(b) Nominating petitions, which may be filed with the clerk of the board of supervisors not less than 15 days before the election.

(c) Mailing of sample ballots, which mailing to each voter entitled to vote at the election, as determined by the county elections official, shall be completed at least three whole days before the election.

(d) Other inconsistent provisions in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 153. Effective January 1, 2003.)

20912.
  

The board of supervisors shall act in place of the board, and the clerk of the board of supervisors shall act in place of the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20913.
  

At the formation election the elective officers of the district shall be elected, but only one person shall be elected to fill the offices consolidated, if any.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20914.
  

On the ballots provided for the formation election shall be printed a proposition substantially as follows: “Shall the proposed ____ Irrigation District be formed?” followed by the words “Yes” and “No” with inclosed voting spaces thereafter.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20915.
  

The board of supervisors shall meet on the second Monday following the formation election to canvass the votes cast, and only if upon the canvass it appears that a majority of all the votes cast at the formation election are “Irrigation District—Yes” shall the board canvass the votes for the candidates for the district offices and declare the persons receiving respectively the highest number of votes to be elected.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20916.
  

No informalities in the conduct of the formation election or in any related matters shall invalidate the election or the result if notice was given substantially as provided and the election was fairly conducted.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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