Elections are held in November of odd number years. Board members must own property and live in the RD 1000 District. Only property owners in Natomas vote in the election that is conducted under the rules of the California Water Code for Reclamation Districts. For residents within the district wanting to run during an election season, nominating papers are available at the District office and must be submitted during August preceding an election. Three of the Board seats are "parcel seats" with one vote per parcel for each of the three seats. The other four Board seats are "assessment seats" where votes for each parcel are weighted by the amount of assessment for that particular parcel.