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File #: RES 17-029    Name: Election Date Change from Odd to Even Years (SB415)
Type: BoS Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/8/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/21/2017 Final action:
Title: Adopt Resolution to approve the election date change for the governing board members of school and community college districts, members of the county board of education and directors of special districts to the same day as the Statewide General Election in accordance with the attached list pursuant to the Uniform District Election Law and SB 415
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Draft Resolution, 3. Exhibit A - List of Districts Requesting Election Date Change, 4. Exhibit B - Special District Fiscal Impact Analysis
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Title
Adopt Resolution to approve the election date change for the governing board members of school and community college districts, members of the county board of education and directors of special districts to the same day as the Statewide General Election in accordance with the attached list pursuant to the Uniform District Election Law and SB 415

Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt a Resolution to approve the election date change for the governing board members of school and community college districts, members of the county board of education and directors of special districts to the same day as the Statewide General Election in accordance with the attached list pursuant to the Uniform District Election Law and SB 415.

SUMMARY:
Senate Bill ("SB") 415 requires each school district, community college district, county board of education and special district currently under Uniform District Election Law (UDEL) to transition to the same day as the Statewide General Election if turnout in nonconcurrent local elections is significantly lower than state general election turnout.

Sections 1302 et seq. and 10404 et seq. of the California Elections Code authorize the governing body of a school, community college or special district to require, by resolution, that the election of its governing body members be held on the same day as the statewide general election, such resolution to become operative upon approval by the County Board of Supervisors.

The governing board members of schools, community colleges and the county board of education, and directors of special districts listed in the attachment, Exhibit A, have filed resolutions with the Clerk of the Board, requesting approval of the change of election year. Copies of all resolutions are on file with the Clerk of the Board.

DISCUSSION:
On September 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 415 into law. The law requires districts with regularly scheduled odd-year electi...

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