Chapter 1. Voters And Procedure of California Elections Code >> Division 10. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1.
Every person is entitled to vote at a local, special, or
consolidated election who is registered in any one of the precincts
which compose the local, special, or consolidated election precincts,
in accordance with this code.
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all
statewide special elections shall be called, conducted, and canvassed
as provided by this code for the calling, conducting, and canvassing
of general elections.
The governing body of any city or district may by resolution
request the board of supervisors of the county to permit the county
elections official to render specified services to the city or
district relating to the conduct of an election. Subject to approval
of the board of supervisors, these services shall be performed by the
county elections official.
The resolution of the governing body of the city or district shall
specify the services requested.
Any city that requests the board of supervisors to permit the
elections official to prepare the city's election materials shall, if
the board of supervisors agrees to provide such services, supply the
county elections official with a list of its precincts, or
consolidated precincts, as applicable, no later than 61 days before
Unless other arrangements satisfactory to the county have been
made, the city or district shall reimburse the county in full for the
services performed upon presentation of a bill to the city or
A county may by ordinance or resolution limit campaign
contributions in county elections.
If the governing body of any special district fails to call
or to take any other steps necessary to the holding of the regular
district election at which any member or members of the governing
body of the district are to be selected, the board of supervisors of
the county in which the district is located, upon being notified of
this fact by any voter in the district, may call a special election
within the district for the selection of the governing board member
or members involved. The election shall be held not later than 90
days after it is called by the board of supervisors, and shall be
conducted in the same manner as the regular district election. The
costs of the special election shall be borne by the district for
which the election is held.