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  ( 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 2. Conducting [50750 - 50759]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )


Each member of the election board, upon entering upon his duties, shall be sworn to a faithful performance thereof by some officer authorized to administer oaths.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


If the board of supervisors fails to appoint an election board, the voters present at the opening of the polls may appoint the election board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


The election board shall canvass the votes cast and issue certificates of election to the persons elected, and shall place the ballots, when canvassed, in a sealed envelope and forward it to the county elections official.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 173. Effective January 1, 2003.)


Each voter may cumulate his votes, and give one candidate a number of votes equal to the number of trustees to be elected multiplied by the number of votes he is entitled to cast, or to distribute them on the same principle among any number of candidates.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 135.)


The board of directors of irrigation districts holding title to lands obtained through collectors’ deeds may cast the votes belonging to such lands.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


Any qualified voter may challenge any vote, and the election board shall determine whether the person challenged is entitled to vote. Any member of the election board may administer oaths for the purposes of this section.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


The candidates, of the number to be elected, receiving the highest number of votes shall be deemed elected.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 218.)


Any person who knowingly makes an untrue statement in establishing his right to vote in a district election shall incur all of the penalties provided in the Elections Code for persons illegally voting at elections.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 879.)


If the ownership of any property in the district is changed after the making of the last equalized tax roll for the county wherein the property is situated, the owner thereof or his legal representative may vote at a district election upon the production of evidence of ownership of such property.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1763.)


No person shall vote by proxy at a district election unless authority to vote is evidenced by an instrument in writing acknowledged and certified in the same manner as grants of real property and filed with the election board.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 879.)

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