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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 5340-5345



5340.  School district governing board or community college district
governing board member elections for two or more districts of any
type to be held in the same district or area on the same day shall be
consolidated so that a person entitled to vote in both or all of
such elections may do so at the same time and place and using the
same ballot.
   When a consolidated election is required by this section to be
held, the basic unit for conducting the election shall be the
elementary district. The county superintendent of schools having
jurisdiction shall notify the governing boards of all school and
community college districts in writing at least 130 days prior to the
date of the election that a consolidated election is required to be
held.



5342.  Whenever any school district election or community college
district election is scheduled to be held on the same day, in the
same territory, or in territory that is in part the same, as an
election or elections called to be held by any other district, city,
county, or other political subdivision, the district election may be
either completely or partially consolidated with the election or
elections pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of
Division 10 of the Elections Code.
   The consolidation may be effected by the officer conducting the
election upon receipt of resolutions from two or more political
subdivisions whose boundaries are totally or partially the same
territory calling elections to be held on the same day if the
resolutions are delivered to the officer conducting the election at
least 88 days prior to the date of the election.



5343.  If any school district election or community college district
election is completely or partially consolidated with any other
election, the notice of election need not set forth the precincts,
place or places of holding the election, or the names of the officers
appointed to conduct the election, but may instead state that the
precincts, place or places of holding the elections and officers
appointed to conduct the election shall be the same as those provided
for such other election within the territory affected by the
consolidation and set forth in the ordinance, order, resolution, or
notice calling, providing for or giving notice of such other
election, and reference shall be made to such ordinance, order,
resolution, or notice by number and title or date of adoption, or by
date or proposed date of publication and the name of the newspaper in
which publication has been or will be made, or by any other definite
description, except that no such reference need be made if the
election is completely or partially consolidated with a statewide
election.



5344.  Within the territory affected by the order of consolidation
the election precincts, polling places, voting booths and polling
hours shall, in every case, be the same and there shall be only one
set of election officers in each of the precincts. When the returns
of elections consolidated pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section
10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code are required to be
canvassed by different canvassing boards, the elections shall be
conducted separately in the same manner as if they had not been
consolidated, except as provided in this section.



5345.  In the event of consolidation of any school district election
or community college district election with any other election the
provisions of law governing such other election with respect to the
manner of marking ballots shall also apply to the district election
consolidated therewith.