The Settlers Irrigation District encompasses land starting at the easterly boundary which is the Diversion Dam in the Boise River at Ann Morrison Park, south to Franklin Road, west to Star Road, and north to the Lower Bench area. For purposes of electing Board members, there are three Divisions within the Settlers Irrigation District. Division 1 includes property from the diversion dam at the Boise River adjacent to Ann Morrison Park to Locust Grove Road. Division 2 includes property within the District from Locust Grove Road to Ten Mile Road. Division 3 includes property within the District from Ten Mile Road to Star Road.
A director from each division is elected for a three year term that begins January 1st of each year and the term for each division expires consecutively. For example, a director for division 2 starts a new term January 1, 2017; division 1 starts a new term January 1, 2016, and division 3 starts a new term January 1, 2018. In accordance with Idaho Code 34-106, the election coincides with the general election that occurs on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Every director must be a qualified elector and must possess all the qualifications required of electors under the general laws of the state. He/she must be a resident of the division of the director whom he/she is to succeed in office.
Written nominations for the office of director, if any are made, must be signed by at least twelve (12) electors and filed with the secretary of the District not less than forty (40) days nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of the election. The names of the persons so nominated shall be placed upon official ballot to be furnished by the District.
An election shall not be required if, after the expiration of the date for filing written nominations , only one (1) qualified candidate has been nominated. The Board of Directors shall, within five (5) days after expiration of the date for filing nominations, declare the candidate elected.
QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS
No person shall be entitled to vote unless he/she possesses all the qualifications required of electors under the general laws of the state, and own land within the District.