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

PART 4. ELECTIONS [41000 - 41905]

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

CHAPTER 4. Special Elections [41550 - 41555]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )


If a general election is not held as provided in this part, then upon the filing of a petition with the secretary, signed by the holders of title to more than 15 percent of the total assessed valuation of the land, or the holders of contracts to purchase such land executed by the holders of title thereto and qualified to vote in accordance with the provisions of Section 41006, requesting that a special election be called for the election of officers, the board shall thereupon call a special election for the election of officers. The election shall be held within not less than 15, nor more than 30, days after the filing of the petition.

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


Notice of any special election to be held pursuant to the provisions of this division shall be given by posting notices in three public places in each election precinct in the district for at least 20 days, and also by publication of the notice once a week for three successive weeks in each affected county.

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


The notice shall specify the time, place, and purpose of the election.

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


If, by the ninth day prior to the special election, only one person has been nominated as provided in Section 41555, or no one has been nominated for the office, the board may order that an election not be held, following the same appointment procedures provided in Section 41307. If an election is to be held, unless otherwise in this division expressly specified, the election shall be held and the result determined and declared as nearly as may be in accordance with the provisions of this division relating to general elections.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1593, Sec. 13. Effective September 30, 1990.)


No informalities in conducting the special election shall invalidate it, if otherwise fairly conducted.

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


Not less than 10 days before the special 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. 14. Effective September 30, 1990.)

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