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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 3. Special Elections [50800 - 50817]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 1. Calling [50800 - 50805]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

50800.
  

A special election is an election called pursuant to the provisions of this part to submit to the landowners the question of whether or not bonds or refunding bonds shall be issued.

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

50801.
  

The board shall call a special election when either:

(a) The board determines that the issuance of bonds or refunding bonds is to the best interests of the district, or

(b) A petition requesting such election, signed by the owners of more than one-half of the land in the district, is filed with the secretary.

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

50802.
  

Notice of a special election shall be given by the board by posting notices thereof in at least three public places in the district at least 21 days prior thereto, and by publication for 21 days in a newspaper of general circulation published in each county where any portion of the district is situated.

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

50803.
  

When a special election is called to determine whether bonds of the district shall be issued, the notice shall specify the time and place of holding the election, the aggregate face value of bonds proposed to be issued and the names of three landowners or legal representatives to act as an election board.

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

50804.
  

When the special election is called to determine whether refunding bonds shall be issued, the notices shall be substantially in the following form:

“Notice of special election to determine whether or not refunding bonds shall be issued.

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the board of trustees of reclamation district No. ____ held on the ____ day of ____, 19__, a resolution and order was duly adopted by the said board calling a special election of the landowners of this district, for ____ the ____ day of ____, 19__, at ____ in the county of ____ in said district, to determine whether or not ____ dollars ($____) of the principal amount of the outstanding bonds of this district, dated the ____ day of ____, 19__, and maturing as follows, to wit: ____ shall be refunded by the issuance of refunding bonds of said district of the aggregate principal amount of ____ dollars ($____) and maturing as follows, to wit: ____.

And notice is hereby further given that ____ and ____ and ____ three landowners of said district, are hereby appointed to act as the board of election for said election.

The polls at said election will be open from 10 a.m. of said day until 4 p.m.

Witness the name and the seal of the said district
this ____ day of ____, 19__.

(SEAL)

Reclamation District No. ____

By 

President.

By 

Secretary.”

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

50805.
  

An affidavit of the publication and posting of the notice shall be filed with the county elections official, with a copy of the order calling the election which is certified by the president.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 174. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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