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					ELECTION OF LAFCO SPECIAL DISTRICTS
COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR ALTERNATES




                  “DRAFT ADMENDMENT”


                  ELECTION PROCEDURES

Any Independent Special District (ISD) in Ventura County is
eligible to designate one board member for election as a
representative of special districts on the Ventura County
LAFCO Commission by a resolution from the member’s
agency Board of Directors.

Nominations and voting for LAFCO commissioners shall be
conducted by certified mail by the Ventura County LAFCO
Executive Officer as described in the following.

Written notice of the use of an all-mail ballot for election to the
LAFCO Commission shall be sent by certified mail no later
than 120 days (“days” refers to calendar days in this article)
prior to the date scheduled for such election. Said notice shall
(1) inform each ISD of the positions to be filled on the
commission at such election; and (2) inform each ISD of its
right to nominate one individual for any office to be filled at
the election by filing by certified mail with the LAFCO
Executive Officer at least 60 days prior to the date scheduled
for such election a written resolution of the board of directors
specifying that district’s nominee (s) and the candidates
statement or resume (1 page limit) to be in included with the


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ballot. Each ISD can only nominate one individual to run for
the positions to be filled at each election.

The LAFCO Executive Officer and the Secretary/Recording
Officer of the ISD Selection Committee or his/her designee
shall prepare a slate of nominees for submittal to the ISD’s for
election by mail as described below. Nominations received
after the specified deadline will be deemed invalid.

A form of mail ballot containing all accepted mailed
nominations for positions to be filled at the election shall be
distributed by certified mail to each Ventura County ISD no
later than 45 days prior to the scheduled election. An affidavit
signed by the responsible staff member stating that all ISD’s
were sent a ballot shall be filed with the election information.
Said mail ballot shall indicate that each ISD shall return the
Board Resolution ballot by certified mail to the principal
business address of the Ventura County LAFCO and that only
those ballots received prior to the close of business on the
election date shall be considered valid and counted. Ballots
received after the specified deadline will not be counted. All
ballots shall remain sealed until opened in the presence of the
LAFCO Executive Officer and the Secretary/Recording
Officer of the ISD Selection Committee or his/her designee.
The results of the election shall be available within 7 days of
the election date. The election results shall be certified by the
LAFCO Executive Officer and the Secretary/Recording
Officer or his/her designee and a copy sent by certified mail to
each ISD in Ventura County.

This time frame for the holding of elections for ISD
commissioners shall be used where the normal expiration of
the term of office occurs. When it is necessary to fill a position
when there is term of office remaining, the LAFCO Executive
Officer may condense the time frame of election to 60 days to

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maintain representation on the commission in a timely
manner.

In the event of a tie, a certified mail ballot containing only the
tied candidates shall be distributed to each ISD. Said certified
mail ballot shall indicate that each ISD shall return the ballot
by certified mail to the principal business address of the
Ventura County LAFCO and only those ballots received prior
to the close of business on the date designated shall be
considered valid and counted. Said designated date shall be no
later than 50 days from the date of the mailing. All ballots shall
remain sealed until opened in the presence of the LAFCO
Executive Officer and the Secretary/Recording Officer of the
ISD Selection Committee or his/her designee. In the event that
there were only two original candidates, or the second ballot
resulted in a tie, the successful candidate would be chosen by a
drawing conducted by the LAFCO Executive Officer and the
Secretary/Recording Officer or his/her designee of the ISD
Selection Committee with all candidates in attendance.

It is understood that all records of the election proceedings and
the ballots are public information and shall be treated as such.
Copies of the election results and notification of the elected
candidates shall be sent by certified mail to each ISD that
participates in the election.




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