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

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

PART 4. ELECTIONS [41000 - 41905]

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

CHAPTER 3. General Elections [41300 - 41443]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 1. Preliminary Procedure and Nominations [41300 - 41308]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

41300.
  

An election, known as the general water storage district election, shall be held in each district on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March in each odd-numbered year, at which a successor shall be chosen to each officer whose term expires in April next thereafter.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 830.)

41301.
  

Prior to the election, the board shall appoint for each precinct, from the voters thereof, one inspector and two judges, who constitute an election board for the precinct.

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

41302.
  

Not less than 24 days before a general election, the secretary shall give notice of the election by causing a notice to be published once a week for three successive weeks in each affected county and by causing notices to be posted in the office of the board and in three public places in each election precinct stating the time of holding the election and the polling place of each precinct.

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

41303.
  

Affidavits of the publication and posting of the election notices shall be filed with the county elections official of each affected county, together with a copy of the order calling the election, certified by the president, and duplicates shall be filed with the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 169. Effective January 1, 2003.)

41304.
  

The board shall, by order made more than 24 days before the time for election, designate a convenient place within each precinct as the polling place of the precinct.

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

41305.
  

Not less than 60 days before the election, any 10 or more voters in any division of the district may file with the board 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 board shall be printed on the ballots for the various divisions of the district. The date of actual receipt of any such petition by the board shall be deemed to be the date of filing of the same with the board. 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. 8. Effective September 30, 1990.)

41306.
  

The petitions shall be preserved in the office of the secretary.

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

41307.
  

If, by the 59th day prior to the election, only one person has been nominated as provided in Section 41305 for any elective office to be filled at that election, or no one has been nominated for that office, the board, in its discretion and by resolution, may order that an election not be held for that office and request the board of supervisors to appoint to that office the person nominated or, where no one has been nominated for that office, to appoint to that office a person who the board of supervisors selects. Upon receipt of a request from the board, the board of supervisors shall make that appointment, and the person appointed shall qualify and take office and serve as if elected at a general election.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 779, Sec. 10. Effective October 10, 1999.)

41308.
  

Not less than 84 days before a general election, the secretary shall give notice of the provisions of Sections 41305 and 41307 by causing a notice to be published one time in each affected county stating the time of the forthcoming general election and reciting the provisions of Sections 41305 and 41307. The notice shall also state whether the most recent county assessment roll or an election roll prepared pursuant to Section 41027 shall be used for the election for purposes of establishing title to and value of land.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1593, Sec. 9. Effective September 30, 1990.)

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