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Section 50704. (Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1109, Sec. 1.4.)
Cite as: Cal. Water Code §50704.

Each voter in the district may vote at any election in person or by proxy, and may cast his or her votes as follows:

(a)If the district has, within the calendar year preceding that in which the election occurs, levied an operation and maintenance assessment pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of this division, then each voter shall be entitled to cast one vote for each dollar’s worth of assessment valuation as shown on that assessment roll for all parcels owned by the voter or his principal.

(b)If the district has not levied an operation and maintenance assessment pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of this division during the calendar year preceding that in which the election occurs, but has during that year ordered payment of an installment on an original or additional assessment pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 51510) of Chapter 3 of Part 7 of this division, or levied fees and charges pursuant to Section 50902, then each voter shall be entitled to cast one vote for each dollar’s worth of installment or fee and charge levied in the preceding year upon all parcels owned by the voter or his principal.

(c)If neither an operation and maintenance assessment nor an installment upon an original or additional assessment nor fee or charge was levied or ordered paid by the district during the calendar year preceding that in which the election occurs, then each voter shall be entitled to cast one vote for each acre owned by the voter or his principal within the district, provided that if the voter or his principal owns less than one acre then the voter shall be entitled to one vote and any fraction shall be rounded to the nearest full acre.

(d)When a district elects to have the board of supervisors levy a special tax on behalf of the district on all taxable land and improvements pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 51360) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of this division, then each voter may vote at any district election in person or by proxy, and may cast one vote for each dollar’s worth of taxable land and improvements owned by him or his principal in the district, as determined from the last equalized tax roll of each county in which the lands of the district are situated.

(e)The ownership and number of acres owned for the purpose of this section shall be determined from the last equalized tax roll of each county in which the lands of the district are situated.





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