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  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 4. ELECTIONS [35003 - 35288]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 1. Elections Generally [35003 - 35060]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

ARTICLE 2. Establishment of Divisions [35025 - 35031]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 207. )


Each district may be divided into as many divisions as there are directors of the district. The establishment of the divisions and the boundaries thereof shall be made by the board of supervisors, who shall make such division if requested by a resolution passed by a majority of the board of directors or upon a petition signed by a majority of eligible voters within the boundaries of the district. Said resolution or petition shall be filed with the board of supervisors at least 140 days before the next general district election.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2019.)


Within 30 days after the filing of the petition or the resolution requesting the establishment of divisions with the board of supervisors, the board of supervisors shall hold a hearing and shall hear any evidence produced to establish the validity of the petition or resolution and such further evidence as may be necessary as to divide the district into divisions as nearly equal in area as may be practicable.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1323.)


Within 10 days after said hearing, the board of supervisors, if they determine that the resolution or petition is valid, shall forthwith order the establishment of divisions in the district as nearly equal in area as may be practicable and shall file a copy of said order with the board of directors of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1323.)


After the entry of the order establishing divisions within a district, one director shall be elected from each division and shall be a holder of title to land therein.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 262.)


The entry of the order dividing the district into divisions shall not affect the term of any director until his term expires.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 207.)


At least 80 days prior to the next general district election, the board shall designate the divisions from which directors shall be elected. The number designated shall equal the number of directors to be elected at that election. At the next succeeding general district election, the directors shall be elected from the remaining divisions.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2019.)


Divisions once established may be modified by the same procedure as herein set forth for establishing divisions.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 207.)

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