1. CONSIDER ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A MAIL BALLOT ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 4, 2003 TO ELECT DIRECTORS IN VOTER DIVISIONS 3, 4 and 5
Meeting Date: May 29, 2003 Budgeted: N/A
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Staff Contact: Arlene Tavani Cost Estimate: N/A
General Counsel Approval: Yes
Committee Recommendation: N/A
CEQA Compliance: N/A
SUMMARY: On November 4, 2003, the Monterey County Elections Department will conduct an all-mail ballot election. On November 4, 2003, the District is scheduled to conduct elections for directors in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5. The Elections Department requires that a resolution calling for the November all-mail ballot election be adopted by the Board of Directors no later than July 3, 2003.
The Elections Department has estimated that the cost to conduct the election will be $55,739. The Board will be asked to authorize funding for the election at the June 16, 2003 meeting.
RECOMMENDATION: The Board of Directors adopt the resolution attached as Exhibit 1-A, calling for an all-mail ballot election in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5 on November 4, 2003.
BACKGROUND: Elections in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5 were last conducted in November 1999. The four-year term of directors elected in 1999 expire at the end of 2003. The Elections Department has determined that an all-mail ballot will be conducted in November 2003 (see April 11, 2003 letter attached as Exhibit 1-B). The Board could choose to not participate in the all-mail ballot. However, the District would then be required to contract with a private company to conduct the election.