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 the following:
-------------------------------+----------+------- | | | | | 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 be disregarded.
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.