California Elections Code

Sec. § 4004


“Small city” means a city with a population of 100,000 or less, as determined by the annual city total population rankings by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance.


“Eligible entity” means a school district or a special district.


Notwithstanding Sections 1500 and 4000, an election in a small city or an eligible entity may be conducted wholly as an all-mail ballot election, subject to the following conditions:


The legislative body of the small city or the governing body of the eligible entity, by resolution, authorizes the use of mailed ballots for the election.


The election is a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislative body or governing body.


The election is not held on the same date as a statewide primary or general election.


The election is not consolidated with any other election.


The return of voted mail ballots is subject to Section 3017.

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Jun. 6, 2016