396. Ballots.

396.     Ballots.

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board1 may hold a ballot at any time on whether or not a levy should continue2. It must do so if directed by the appropriate authority3. It must do so if it receives within a three month period one or more requests for a ballot signed by at least five percentage of persons entitled to vote in a ballot4.

The Board must immediately inform the appropriate authority of the result of a ballot, but the appropriate authority is not bound by the result5.