Article 2. Bond Election of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 9. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.
A notice of the bond election, signed by a majority of the
directors, shall be posted in three public places in the district not
less than 20 days before the election and shall be published in each
affected county pursuant to Section 6063 of the Government Code.
The notice shall contain:
(a) The time and place of holding the bond election.
(b) The names of the election officers.
(c) The hours the polls will be open.
(d) A statement of the purpose for which the election is held.
(e) The amount and denomination, the rate of interest, and the
term, not exceeding 40 years, of the proposed bonds.
For the purpose of the bond election, the board may divide
the district into election precincts and may change the precincts as
often as occasion requires.
The board shall appoint one inspector, one judge, and two
clerks of election in each precinct.
If the board fails to appoint the election officers, or if
those appointed are not present at the opening of the polls, the
electors present may appoint them and they shall conduct the
The board may fix the compensation of the election officers
but not exceeding seven dollars ($7) for each election officer.
The polls shall be open on election day from 8 a.m. until 8
Every resident of the district, who is a qualified elector
of the county, and who is registered in the precinct where the
election is held at least 30 days before the election, may vote in
The secretary shall obtain uniform ballots for the bond
election. No other form of ballot shall be used. The expense of
printing and distributing the ballots to the polling places shall be
paid as other current expenses of the district are paid.
The ballot shall contain the following:
(a) "Official ballot provided by the board of directors of the
"____ airport district' to be used in the bond election of said
district in the county of ____, State of California, on the ____ day
of ____ 19__."
(b) Other matters required by law.
(c) "Bonds--Yes" and "Bonds--No."
The board shall provide a booth or private room in which the
voter may prepare his ballot in secret.
No electioneering shall be carried on within 100 feet of the
Each voter shall put a cross (×) upon his ballot with pencil
or ink after the words "Bonds--Yes" or "Bonds--No" to indicate
whether he has voted for or against the issuance of the bonds.
After marking his ballot the voter shall hand it to the
inspector. The inspector, in the presence of the voter, shall deposit
the ballot in the ballot box. The judge or clerks shall enter the
voter's name on the poll list.
Any person offering to vote may be challenged by any elector
of the district. In the case of a challenge the judge or clerks of
the election shall administer to the person challenged an oath
substantially as follows: "You do swear that you are a citizen of the
United States, that you are 21 years of age, that you have resided
in this State one year, in this county 90 days, and in this airport
district 30 days preceding this election, and that your name is on
the great register of this county and was on the great register of a
precinct in this airport district at least 30 days before this
election, and that you have not before voted this day." If the person
challenged takes this oath his vote shall be received. Otherwise his
vote shall be rejected.
The secretary shall provide the election officers with
official poll and tally lists.
The heading of the poll list shall read "Official poll list
of ____ airport district for the airport district bond election on
the ____ day of ____ 19__." Under this heading shall be arranged
three columns. The heading of the first column shall read "Write your
name as it appears on the great register of this county." The
heading of the second column shall read "Write your residence, street
and number, city, and airport district." The heading of the third
column shall read "Are you a qualified registered voter in this
airport district?" The person offering to vote shall write his name
on the first column of the poll list, give his residence in the
second, and in the third shall write the word "Yes" or "No." If he
writes the word "No" he shall not be permitted to vote. Persons
writing the word "Yes" may be challenged pursuant to this article.
The heading of the tally list shall read "An official tally
list of ____ airport district for the airport district bond election
held on the ____ day of ____ 19__." It shall be arranged so that the
propositions to be voted on at the election may be set forth. It
shall be vertically ruled to provide for the counting of votes under
a tally system. The heading of the final column shall read "Total
votes cast for the bonds" and "Total votes cast against the bonds." A
space shall be provided at the bottom of the page for the signatures
of the election officers. Over these signatures shall be printed the
words "We hereby certify that this is a correct report of the
election held in ____ airport district in the county of ____ on the
____ day of ____ 19__."
The election officers shall publicly canvass the votes
immediately after closing the polls. They shall fill out the tally
sheet and certify the correctness of the canvass. They shall make,
sign, and deliver a certificate of the result of the election and
transmit it to the clerk of the board of supervisors.
The election officers shall transmit the returns of the
election to the board of directors. The board shall meet and canvass
the returns on the seventh day after the election at 2 p.m.