District Election Information
The District will conduct an all-mail election for the Board of Directors on February 26, 2019. Ballots were mailed to each District landowner. To have your vote counted, you must use the official ballot and return it by mail or deliver it to the District’s Fresno office, 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, February 26, 2019. However, the law provides that a ballot received by the District via the U.S. Postal Service or a private mail delivery company no later than three 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 ballot processing on February 27, 2019 and continue through March 1, 2019. A final tally of the ballots will be announced the following week.
The District encourages all landowners to vote. As a reminder, when you complete the ballot, provide yourself with adequate time 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. It is important that the authorization be completed and submitted. 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’s Fresno office. 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 Jessie Xiong (559) 241-6212, Stephen Farmer (559) 241-6240, or Bobbie Ormonde (559) 241-6203, or call toll-free (800) 266-6574.