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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

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

PART 4. ELECTIONS [35003 - 35288]

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

CHAPTER 2. Procedure [35100 - 35125]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

ARTICLE 1. Conduct of Elections [35100 - 35111]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

35100.
  

District elections shall be conducted in conformity with the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code) and any provisions of law generally applicable to districts organized under this division.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 243. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35106.
  

This section shall apply only to landowner voting districts. The ballots used at any general district election in a landowner voting district, including bond elections, shall be provided by the county elections official pursuant to the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code) and shall be in the following form:

(a) Each ballot shall have a perforated line across the top portion of the ballot two inches down and parallel to the top thereof. From this perforated line to the top of the ballot a vertical perforated line shall be placed in the center of the ballot.

(b) Above the perforated line and on both sides of the vertical perforation the ballot shall be printed with the name of the district, the date of the election and the ballot number. All ballots shall be numbered consecutively starting with number one.

(c) Above the perforated line and to the left of the vertical perforation shall be printed: “Number of votes entitled to cast:”.

(d) Below the perforated line the following shall be printed in the order enumerated:

(1) The name of the district and the date of the election.

(2) “Number of votes entitled to cast:”.

(3) A solid black line. Immediately under the line shall be printed: “Fold bottom of ballot up to this line.”

(4) The names of the candidates, in accordance with the randomized alphabet as provided for in Section 13112 of the Elections Code.

(5) Any propositions, including authorizations to issue bonds, or other matters to be submitted to the voters.

(e) Appropriate squares shall be placed after each candidate and proposition on the right side of the ballot.

(f) Appropriate voting instructions may be placed on the ballot.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 244. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35107.
  

This section shall apply only to landowner voting districts. The following procedures shall be used at the polls by the precinct board appointed pursuant to Section 12286 of the Elections Code:

(a) A roster of voters shall be kept by a member of the precinct board. Each qualified voter who votes shall sign the roster opposite his or her name.

(b) Any voter holding a proxy or authority of legal representative shall deliver it to the judge for inspection. If the proxy or authority is valid, the voter shall sign his or her own name followed by the word “proxy” or “authority” in the roster opposite the name of the person giving the proxy or the authority.

(c) A voter list of all persons eligible to vote shall be kept by a member of the precinct board. This list shall contain an alphabetical list of eligible voters indicating the number of votes each may cast. The list shall have an appropriate blank space for inserting the ballot number issued to each voter to the right of the number of votes to be cast, a blank space for inserting the number of votes cast by each voter, and a blank space to insert the roster line number of the voter’s signature to the left of the printed name of the voter.

(d) As each voter signs the roster, the member of the precinct board keeping the voter list of persons casting ballots shall announce the number of votes the voter is entitled to cast. A member of the precinct board shall insert in ink or indelible pencil in both spaces on each voter’s ballot the number of votes the voter is entitled to cast on that ballot. A member of the precinct board shall then place the number of that ballot on the voter list and shall also insert the roster line number of the voter’s signature and the number of votes cast in the appropriate spaces.

(e) The ballot and the ballot number shall be checked by a member of the precinct board for accuracy. Any errors shall be corrected and initialed by that member.

(f) The ballot shall be folded by a member of the precinct board by placing the bottom of the ballot on the line marked for that purpose. The ballot shall be refolded by placing the folded bottom on the line marked for folding so that the ballot is folded twice.

(g) The portion of the ballot above the perforated line and to the left of the vertical perforation shall be removed by a member of the precinct board. If a proxy or authority of legal representative is being voted, the proxy or authority shall be attached to the ballot slip.

(h) A member of the precinct board shall hand the folded ballot to the voter who shall take it into a voting booth which shall be so constructed as to insure privacy. The booth shall be provided with a rubber cross stamp and ink pad. The ballot shall be marked only with the rubber stamp by the voter.

(i) After voting the voter shall refold the ballot and deliver it to a member of the precinct board who shall examine only that portion of the ballot that is exposed above the fold line and check that the number of votes marked on the ballot corresponds with the number of votes on the ballot slip of that ballot. Any error in the number of votes shall be corrected by that member in ink or indelible pencil and initialed by two members of the precinct board. The remaining portion of the ballot above the perforated line, shall be removed and delivered to the voter. The folded ballot shall be placed into the ballot box. The ballot box shall be kept locked while the polls are open.

(j) The precinct board shall file as a part of the election records required by Section 10545 of the Elections Code the ballot slip and any proxy or authority of legal representative attached thereto.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 245. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35110.
  

As soon as the result of the canvass by the county elections official is declared, the county elections official shall prepare and mail to the board of supervisors the statement prescribed in Section 10550 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 246. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35111.
  

Within 10 days from the receipt by the board of supervisors of the certificate showing the results of the election, the clerk of the board of supervisors shall certify as a true copy and record with the county recorder of each affected county a copy of that certificate.

(Added by renumbering Section 35113 by Stats. 1959, Ch. 288.)

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