A. Notwithstanding section 16-225, a special district as described in title 48 may conduct a mail ballot election if the governing board of the special district obtains approval from the board of supervisors of the county in which the special district or greater part of the special district is located before publishing the call of election as provided in section 16-227.

B. Except as otherwise provided in this article, special district mail ballot elections shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of article 8 of this chapter.