Article 4. Election of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.
Upon receipt of certified copies of the resolutions or of a
sufficient petition, the board of supervisors to whom they are
presented shall call an election within the proposed district without
delay for the purpose of determining whether the proposed district
will be created and established, and for the purpose of electing the
first board of directors therefor in case the district is created.
Before calling the election the board of supervisors shall
divide the proposed district into five wards, the boundaries of which
shall be so drawn that each shall contain approximately an equal
number of voters, as nearly as may be. The cities and any other
territory included in the proposed district may be divided for the
purpose of establishing ward boundaries.
Upon establishing the wards, the board of supervisors shall
publish notice of the election within the proposed district.
The notice shall state the name of the proposed district,
and describe the boundaries thereof and the boundaries of the wards
provided for the purpose of electing directors.
The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions
as are required by law to be printed thereon and in addition thereto
| YES |
Shall the "(giving name | |
thereof) transit district" be +----------+-------
created and established? | |
| NO |
The ballots shall also contain the names of the persons
nominated to serve as a member of the board showing separately each
ward and its nominees and those nominated to be elected at large.
Any person may be nominated for the office of director upon
written petition of at least 50 voters of the ward in which such
person resides or of the district for directors elected at large.
Candidates for the office of director shall be voted upon
and elected one from each ward and two at large.
No person shall be entitled to vote at the election unless
he is a voter of the territory included in the proposed district.
The election may be held on the same day as any other state,
county, or city election, and be consolidated therewith.
The board of supervisors which called the election shall
meet on Monday next succeeding the day of the election and canvass
the votes cast thereat.
The board of supervisors shall canvass the returns of each
city and each parcel of unincorporated territory, if any, separately,
and shall order and declare the district created and established of
the cities and territory in which a majority of those who voted on
the proposition voted in favor of the creation of the district if the
total number of voters in such approving cities and territory is not
less than two-thirds the number of voters within the district as
first proposed, according to the register used at the election.
No person may serve as a director unless he is a resident
and voter of the district as finally determined. Any vacancies on the
board caused by the elimination of territory shall be filled by
appointment by the remaining directors, in which case ward lines may
The board of supervisors shall also canvass the returns of
the election with respect to the persons voted for as directors, and
shall declare the persons receiving the highest number of votes, for
each ward, respectively, or in the district as a whole for those
elected at large, to be duly elected as directors of the district, if
they are residents and voters thereof as finally determined.
The board of supervisors calling the election shall make all
provision for the holding thereof throughout the entire district as
proposed, and shall pay the cost thereof.
If a special election is held exclusively on the proposition
of organizing a district, the expenditure therefor shall be
reimbursed to the county which called the election by means of a tax
on all the taxable property within the cities and unincorporated
territory which was proposed to be included in the district, and this
tax shall be added to the next county tax bills by the proper
officials of the counties involved, respectively.