Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Elected by Division, Measure D (June 2014)

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A Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Elected by Division, Measure D ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the Coachella Valley Water District in San Diego and Riverside counties, California, where it was approved.

Measure D established that each member of the Board of Directors of the district be elected by voters in his or her division alone. This was a change from the previous law, which required each director to be elected at large, which means that voters in the entire district got to vote on each director.[1]

Election results

ApprovedaMeasure D
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
San Diego County 0 NA 0 NA
Riverside County 29,010 74.36% 10,001 25.64%
Totals: 29,010 74.36% 10,001 25.64%
These results are from the San Diego County elections office and Riverside County elections office.

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[1]

Shall the Board of Directors of the Coachella Valley Water District be elected by divisions? This means election of each director by voters of that director’s division alone. If this measure is approved, a director will be elected only by the voters who reside within the division.[2]

Impartial analysis

The following impartial analysis was prepared by the office of the district's legal counsel:[3]

Water Code section 30730 allows a water district to submit to the voters the question of how the water district’s board of directors is elected. CVWD’s Board of Directors placed Measure “D” on this year’s ballot.

Currently the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is divided into five directorial divisions, and though each director must live in a different directorial division, each director is elected by all CVWD voters.

A “Yes” vote on Measure “D” will mean that only the voters of the directorial division where the candidate lives will be able to vote for that candidate. Candidates will not be able to receive votes from people in directorial divisions that they do not directly represent.

A “No” vote on Measure “D” will mean that any voter may vote for any candidate to CVWD’s board of directors. Candidates will be able to receive votes from people in directorial divisions that they do not directly represent.

Measure “D” will be approved if a majority of the voters vote “Yes.”

If Measure “D” passes in the June Statewide Primary Election it will become effective starting in the November 2014 General Election.[2]

—Gerald D. Shoaf and M. Eli Underwood, legal counsel for the Coachella Valley Water District

Support

No official arguments were submitted in support of Measure D. If you have an argument that you would like to see posted here, please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

Opposition

No official arguments were submitted in opposition to Measure D. If you have an argument that you would like to see posted here, please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

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