(b) On the petition of 20 percent of the owners of land in the district, the board
of directors shall order an election to determine whether the district shall be converted
to a district operating under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution. The election shall be conducted under the rules applicable to general elections
in the district. The ballots shall be printed to provide for voting for or against: “Conservation
(c) The board shall canvass the returns, make an order declaring the result of the
election, and have the order recorded in the deed records of the county or counties
in which the district is located. If the result of the election is affirmative, the district begins operating under
Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, without change of name or impairment of its obligations, when the order is recorded.
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