Article 2. Formation Election of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 15. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 2.

Upon adoption of the resolution provided for in Section 103052, the board of supervisors shall adopt a resolution calling an election within the proposed district for the purpose of determining whether the proposed district shall be formed.
The resolution calling the formation election shall be published pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code. The resolution shall:
  (a) Call and provide notice of the special election.
  (b) Fix a date of election.
  (c) State the question to be submitted to the voters pursuant to Section 103072.
  (d) Contain such other matters as may be necessary to call and provide notice of such election, and to provide for the conduct and the canvass of the returns thereof.
The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions as are required by law to be printed thereon and, in addition thereto, the following:
----------------------------------+----------+---- | YES | Shall the "San Mateo County | | Transit District" be formed? +----------+---- | NO | ----------------------------------+----------+----
The county registrar of voters shall mail a notice of polling place, and the date and purpose, of the election to each registered voter of the county.
The provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 9160) of Chapter 2 of Division 9 of the Elections Code relating to ballot arguments and analyses shall be applicable to the formation election.
The general elections provisions of the Elections Code, as far as they may be applicable, relating to the qualifications of voters, the manner of voting, the form of the ballot, the duties of precinct and election officers, the canvassing of returns, and all other particulars shall govern the election.
No person shall be entitled to vote at the election unless he is a registered voter of the county.
The county registrar of voters shall canvass the returns and certify the election results to the board of supervisors.
The board of supervisors shall make all provisions for the holding of the election throughout the district as proposed, and the cost of the election shall be a charge against the general funds of the county.
If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote in favor of the formation of the district, the board of supervisors shall adopt an order declaring the result of the election and declaring the district to be formed, and shall cause a certified copy of such order to be filed with the Secretary of State, at which time the formation of the district shall be deemed complete.