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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 4. ELECTIONS [50700 - 50817]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 2. General Elections [50730 - 50759]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 1.5. Appointments in Lieu of Election [50740 - 50742]
  ( Article 1.5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 56. )

50740.
  

If by 5 p.m. on the 54th day prior to a general district election the number of nominees does not exceed the number of trustees to be elected and if a petition signed by 5 percent of the voters requesting that the election be held has not been presented to the board, an election shall not be held.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 218.)

50741.
  

When no election is held pursuant to Section 50740 then the board of supervisors shall appoint those nominated for the positions of trustee, and if no person has been nominated for said position, the board of supervisors shall appoint any qualified person or persons. In lieu of the notice provided in Section 50732, notice shall than be published only once stating that the board of supervisors will appoint the trustees and that no election will be held.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 218.)

50742.
  

If pursuant to Section 50740 a district election is not held, the board of supervisors of the county in which the district, or the largest part thereof in area, is situated shall at its next regular meeting appoint to the positions of trustees those persons nominated, or if no persons have been nominated for said positions, the board of supervisors shall appoint any qualified person or persons, and such person or persons shall qualify, take office, and serve exactly as if elected at a general district election.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 56.)

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