Article 2. Appointments In Lieu Of Election of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 2.

If, on the tenth day after the time for nominating directors has expired, only one person has been nominated for each of the positions of director to be filled at that election and a petition signed by 5 percent of the voters of the district requesting that the election be held has not been presented to the board of supervisors, an election shall not be held.
In such case the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is situated shall, at its next regular meeting, appoint to the positions of directors those persons nominated, and the person shall qualify, take office, and serve exactly as if elected at the general district election.