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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 2. FORMATION [39400 - 40104]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 4. Election on Formation [39900 - 39933]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 2. Conduct of Election [39925 - 39933]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

39925.
  

Not less than 10 days before the formation election, any 10 or more voters in any division of the proposed district may file with the department a petition requesting that the name of a specified person be placed on the ballot for the particular division as a candidate for the office of director to represent the particular division. Only the names proposed by the petitions filed with the department shall be printed on the ballots for the various divisions of the district. The date of actual receipt of any such petition by the department shall be deemed to be the date of filing of the same with the department. If there are less than 10 voters in any division, signatures of one-third of the number of voters, rounded up to the next whole number, shall be required to nominate a candidate.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1593, Sec. 2. Effective September 30, 1990.)

39926.
  

For the purposes of the formation election the department shall establish and define the boundaries of one or more election precincts for each division in the proposed district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39927.
  

The formation election shall be conducted as nearly as practicable in accordance with the provisions of this division concerning general elections, but no particular form of ballot shall be required.

The qualifications of voters at a formation election shall be the same as the qualifications of voters for general elections provided for in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39928.
  

At the formation election there shall be elected a board of directors corresponding in number to the number of divisions in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39929.
  

No director shall be elected by the district at large, but one director shall be elected by each division to represent that division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39930.
  

The directors shall qualify in the same manner as directors elected at a general election, as provided in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39931.
  

On the ballots provided for the formation election shall be printed:

(a) The words “Water storage district—Yes” and “Water storage district—No,” or words equivalent thereto.

(b) The names of persons to be voted for at the election.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39932.
  

The department shall on the second Monday following the formation election canvass the votes cast thereat and if upon the canvass it appears that a majority of all the votes cast at the formation election are “Water storage district—Yes” the department shall canvass the votes for directors and declare the persons receiving the highest number of votes in each division to be elected.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

39933.
  

If upon the canvass it appears that a majority of all the votes cast are “Water storage district—No,” the result shall be declared and recorded in the records kept by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

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