In the case of the consolidation of any election called by the governing body of a city, district or other political subdivision with an election held in another city, district or other political subdivision, the governing body of one city, district or political subdivision may authorize the governing body of the other city, district or political subdivision to canvass the returns of the election. If this authority is given:
(a) The elections shall be held in all respects as if there were only one election.
(b) Only one form of ballot shall be used.
(c) The returns of the election need not be canvassed by the governing body of the authorizing city, district, or other political subdivision.
If that authority is given, the canvass may be made by any body or official authorized by law to canvass the returns of the election of such other city, district or political subdivision.
(Added Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2)