Whenever an election is ordered, the governing board of the district or the board or officer authorized by this code to make such designations shall, concurrently with or after the order of election but not less than 123 days prior to the date of the election in the case of an election for governing board members, or at least 88 days prior to the date of the election in the case of an election on a measure, including a bond measure, by resolution delivered to the county superintendent of schools and the officer conducting the election, or, in the case of an election on a measure, only to the officer conducting the election, specify the following, or such of the following as he or she or it may have authority to designate:
(a) The date of the election.
(b) The purpose of the election.
The resolution or resolutions shall be known as "specifications of the election order" and shall set forth the authority for ordering the election, the authority for the specification of the election order, the signature of the officer or the clerk of the board by law authorized to make the designations therein contained, and, in the case of an election on a measure, the exact wording of the measure as it is to appear on the ballot. Pursuant to Section 13247 of the Elections Code, the statement of the measure to appear on the ballot shall not exceed 75 words.
(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1081, Sec. 1.)