District Election Information
The District will conduct an all-mail election for the Board of Directors on October 24, 2017. Ballots have been mailed to each District landowner. In order to have your vote counted, you must use the official ballot and return it by mail or deliver it to the District office in Fresno, using the identification/return envelope provided.
Generally, the election law stipulates that your ballot must be received by the District no later than the close of the polls, 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017. However, a recent change in the law provides that a ballot received by the District via the US Postal Service or a private mail delivery company no later than 3 days after the election day will be considered timely cast if the ballot: (1) is postmarked or date stamped by the deliverer on or before election day, or (2) if lacking a legible postmark/date stamp, it is signed and dated by the voter on or before election day.
The District will begin the processing of ballots on October 25, 2017 and continue through October 27, 2017. However, because of the change in the law described above, a final tally of the ballots will be announced the following week.
The District encourages all landowners to vote. As a reminder, when filling out his or her ballot, adequate time may be required to ensure appropriate documents are properly signed and executed. If you are already identified as an individual trustee, you do not need to fill out any additional paperwork. But if you are the authorized voter for the entity named on the first line of the voter address on the ballot and label on the Identification/Return Envelope, you must complete the AUTHORIZATION TO VOTE/APPOINTMENT OF PROXY on the last page of the Voter’s Pamphlet and it must be mailed along with the ballot in the Identification/Return Envelope provided. Examples of entities are: a corporation, trust, partnership, association, estate, guardianship, conservatorship or proxy. Please use care when executing ballots—a full legible signature is needed to match the ballot and only the person or the trustee’s name who is listed on the first line of the ballot may sign and execute the ballot.
A landowner may check with the District to determine whether his or her ballot has been received by calling one of the telephone numbers listed below or by coming in to the District office in Fresno. After the final tally of the ballots, a landowner may also call or come in to the office to learn whether his or her ballot was counted, and if not counted, the reason.
For additional assistance or information, contact Deborah Tuggle (559) 241-6212 or Lucinda Anderson (559) 241-6218, or call toll-free (800) 266-6574.