The petition shall be accompanied by $500 in cash, which shall be deposited with the clerk of the commissioners court.
The money shall be held by the clerk until after the result of the election for the creation of the district has been declared and entered of record by the commissioners court.
If the result of the election is in favor of the establishment of the district, the deposit shall be returned to the petitioners or their agent or attorney.
If the result of the election is against the establishment of the district, the clerk shall pay out of the $500, with vouchers signed by the county judge, all costs and expenses connected with the proposed district, including the election. Any balance shall be returned to the petitioners or their agents or attorney.Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.