Form of question on ballot; count and canvass of votes.
The subject matter of such questions must be stated concisely on the ballot, and the question printed upon the ballot for the information of the voter must be as follows: “Shall the act (setting out the title thereof) be approved?”
Where a mechanical voting system is used, the title of the act must appear on the list of offices and candidates and the statements of measures to be voted on and may be condensed by the district attorney to 20 words.
The district attorney shall prepare an explanation of each such question, which must be placed on the ballot or the list of offices and candidates and the statements of measures to be voted on, or posted in the polling place.
The votes cast upon such question must be counted and canvassed as the votes for county officers are counted and canvassed.