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DIVISION 16. ELECTIONS CONTESTS [16000 - 16940]

  ( Division 16 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 7. Court’s Duties [16600 - 16643]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. Primary Elections: Contests Involving a Recount [16640 - 16643]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

16640.
  

If the number of votes that are sought to be recounted or the number of contests are such that the judge in a county in which there is but one superior court judge is of the opinion that it will require additional judges to enable the contest or contests to be determined in time to print the ballots for the election, he or she may obtain the service of any other superior judge, and the proceedings shall be the same as provided for a county in which there is more than one superior court judge.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

16641.
  

If the proceeding is in a county where there is more than one superior court judge, the judge to whom the case is assigned shall notify the presiding judge forthwith of the number of judges which he or she deems necessary to participate in order to finish the contest in time to print the ballots for the final election. The presiding judge shall forthwith designate as many judges as are necessary to completion of the contest, by order in writing and thereupon all of the judges so designated shall participate in the recount of the ballots and the giving of judgment in the contest in the manner specified in this article.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

16642.
  

The judges designated by the order to hear the contest, including the judge to whom the contest was originally assigned, shall convene upon notice from the judge to whom the contest was originally assigned, and agree upon the precincts which each one of them, sitting separately, will recount. Thereupon the recount shall so proceed that each judge, sitting separately, shall respectively determine the recount in those precincts which have been assigned to him or her, so that the ballots opened before one judge need not be opened before another judge or department.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

16643.
  

The proceedings before every judge in making a recount of the precincts assigned to him or her, as to the appointment of the elections official and persons necessary to be assistants of the court in making it, shall be the same as in contested elections. Section 16503 applies to the recount.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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