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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 2. Conducting [50810 - 50817]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

50810.
  

Each member of the election board, before entering upon his duties, shall take and subscribe an official oath administered by an officer authorized to administer oaths or by any landowner.

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

50811.
  

Any person not legally qualified to vote who makes any false statement in respect to his right to vote in a special election to determine whether bonds or refunding bonds shall be issued shall incur all of the penalties provided in the Elections Code for persons illegally voting at elections.

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

50812.
  

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 special election to determine if bonds or refunding bonds shall be issued upon production of the original deed or of certified copy of the record thereof in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the property is situated.

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

50813.
  

No person shall vote by proxy at a special election unless the 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. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50814.
  

The ballots cast at the special election shall contain the words: “Bonds—yes” or the words “Bonds—no,” or “Refunding Bonds—yes,” or “Refunding Bonds—no,” as the case may be, the name of the person casting the ballot, and the number of votes cast by him.

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

50815.
  

A list of the ballots cast shall be made by the election board containing the name of each voter, the number of votes cast by him, whether they were cast for or against the issuing of the bonds or refunding bonds, and, if the ballot is cast by proxy, the name of the person casting it.

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

50816.
  

At the close of the polls the election board shall:

(a) Immediately canvass the votes and declare the result.

(b) Forward a certificate showing the result and the number of votes cast for and against the issuing of bonds or refunding bonds to the county elections official.

(c) Deliver a copy of the certificate to the board.

(d) Deliver all ballots cast and all documents and papers used at the election to the county elections official.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 175. Effective January 1, 2003.)

50817.
  

Any interested person may contest a special election within 20 days after the filing of the certificate with the county elections official by bringing suit in the superior court of the principal county. Unless contested, the declaration of the result by the election board is final and conclusive.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 176. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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