Article 9. Elections of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 9.
All district elections shall be held in accordance with the
provisions of the Elections Code of the State of California, as the
same now exist or may hereafter be amended, for the holding of
elections in general law cities insofar as the same are not in
conflict with this part. Pursuant to the Elections Code, all district
elections shall be consolidated with either a statewide general
election or a statewide direct primary election.
The board of directors or any officer or member or members
thereof authorized by that body, or any individual voter or bona
fide association, or any combination of voters and associations, may
file a written argument for or against any district bond or tax
measure. No argument shall exceed 300 words in length. The county
elections official of the County of Los Angeles shall cause an
argument for and an argument against the measure to be printed, and
shall enclose a copy of both arguments printed on the same sheet of
paper in an envelope with each sample ballot. The printed arguments
are official matter within the meaning of those words as used in
Section 13303 of the Elections Code. Based on the time reasonably
necessary to prepare and print the arguments and sample ballots for
that election, the elections official shall fix and determine a
reasonable date prior to the election after which no argument for or
against the measure may be submitted to him or her for printing and
distribution to the voters, as provided in this section. Arguments
may be changed until and including the date fixed by the elections
official. If more than one argument for or more than one argument
against any measure is submitted to the elections official within the
time prescribed, the elections official shall select one of the
arguments in favor and one of the arguments against the measure for
printing and distribution to the voters. The arguments so selected
shall be those of bona fide supporters or opponents of the measure.
The provisions of the Elections Code of the State of
California, as the same now exist or may hereafter be amended,
governing the initiative and referendum in districts shall apply
insofar as such provisions of the Elections Code are not in conflict
with this part. Insofar as the district is concerned, officers of the
district shall not be subject to recall.
No irregularities or informalities in conducting any
election shall invalidate the same if the election shall have been
otherwise fairly conducted.