Article 6. Verification Deputies of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 6.
Verification deputies shall be qualified electors residing
within the territory of the district or the proposed district for
which they are appointed.
Verification deputies required to verify signatures to
petitions for the formation of a district, or to certificates or
petitions nominating candidates for election to the first board of
directors of newly formed districts, shall be appointed by the county
elections official of any county in which the territory of the
district is situated, and verification deputies required for any
other purpose after the formation of a district shall be appointed by
the clerk of the district.
Appointments of verification deputies shall be made upon
written application of not less than five (5) nor more than ten (10)
qualified electors of any territorial unit or units of the district,
or the proposed district, as the case may be. The application shall
state that the signers desire the appointment of the person whose
name and address is given therein as a verification deputy for the
purpose of taking the oaths of signers of petitions or certificates
in the matter of ________.
Verification deputies need not use a seal, and shall not
have power to administer oaths for any purpose other than that for
which they are appointed. Their appointment shall continue for ninety
(90) days only from the date of appointment.
Verification deputies shall not be paid, in whole or in
part, directly or indirectly, out of the county treasury or the
treasury of a district.
Before appointment a verification deputy shall make and file
with the clerk appointing him an oath as to his age, place of
residence, occupation, and whether or not he is a qualified elector
residing within the territory of the district, or the proposed
district, for which he is appointed.