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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 6. Method of Elections for the Borrego Water District [35200 - 35206]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1. )

35200.
  

This chapter shall apply only to the manner in which elections are conducted in the Borrego Water District.

For the purposes of this chapter, “district” means the Borrego Water District. In all other respects, the district shall continue to be operated, managed, and governed as a California water district in accordance with this division and other applicable provisions of law.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35201.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or the bylaws of the district, all elections held after January 1, 1981, within the district shall be conducted as resident voter elections in accordance with this chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require resident voter approval of bonds where voter approval is not required under the statutory or constitutional provisions in effect prior to January 1, 1981.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35202.
  

Qualified voters of the district shall be residents of, and registered voters in, the district.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35203.
  

All directors elected after January 1, 1981, shall be qualified voters of the district at the time of their election and during their term of office.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35204.
  

Directors of the district shall be elected on a districtwide basis. Newly elected directors shall take office on the last Friday in November immediately following the general district election.

The term of office shall be for four years and each director shall hold office until his successor qualifies and takes office. The terms of office of directors shall continue to be staggered to keep as nearly equal as practicable the number of directors to be elected at each subsequent general district election.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35205.
  

In order to facilitate an orderly transition to resident voter elections and to preserve staggered terms, the terms of office of directors serving on January 1, 1981, shall remain unchanged and no provision of this chapter shall be construed to disqualify any director serving on that date from continuing in office; provided, that any person appointed to fill a vacancy on the board of directors shall be a qualified voter of the district as provided in Section 35202.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

35206.
  

This chapter shall in no way invalidate any act of the district or of its directors, officers, and employees made or performed while the district was operating as a landowner voter district.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 456, Sec. 1.)

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