Variations in irrigation district voting and election procedures
Fair and clear voting and election procedures are necessary for an effective water users association, but these procedures have considerable variety. Voting may be limited to owners of irrigated land, or may also include tenants and sharecroppers. Decisions must be made on how voting privileges will be allocated for situations like multiple owners, corporations, municipalities, and lands held in trust. The weight given to each vote is another major consideration. "One person-one vote" is common. Or votes may be proportional to the amount of irrigated land owned or number of shares owned in the ...
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