IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
GROUND WATER DISTRICTS
42-5218. Election, term of office, nominations and qualifications. (1) One (1) year following the organization of the district, an election shall be held in accordance with section 34-106(1), Idaho Code, at which shall be elected one (1) director for each division of the district by the electors of the district at large. Following the election, the term of office of the directors shall be selected by lot so that as nearly as may be, one-third (1/3) of the number shall hold office for the term of one (1) year, one-third (1/3) for the term of two (2) years, and the balance for the term of three (3) years. An election shall be held in the district in accordance with section 34-106(1), Idaho Code, for each year thereafter, at which directors shall be elected to succeed those whose terms expire, to hold office for a term of three (3) years, or until their successors are elected and qualified. Every director must be a ground water user and a member of the district in the division of the director whom he is to succeed in office. Written nominations for the office of director must be signed by at least six (6) members in districts having less than one hundred (100) members and by at least twelve (12) members in districts having more than one hundred (100) members, and filed with the secretary of the district not less than twenty-eight (28) days nor more than forty-two (42) days before the date of election; and the names of the persons so nominated shall be placed upon official ballot to be furnished by the district.
(2) The board of directors may provide that any elections conducted under this chapter may be conducted by mail as long as the ballots are mailed not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the election and received by the secretary of the district by 8:00 p.m. on the date of the election.
[42-5218, added 1995, ch. 290, sec. 1, p. 991; am. 1996, ch. 298, sec. 7, p. 983.]