District Based Elections
The City Council welcomes and encourages feedback from the community on the composition of the yet-to-be-formed voting districts. There are several mandatory criteria that the City must comply with when the districts are created:
a) Population equality across districts (districts shall be nearly as equal in population).
b) Race cannot be the “predominant” factor or criteria when drawing districts.
c) Compliance with the Federal Voting Rights Act (FVRA), which, among other things, prohibits districts that dilute minority voting rights, and encourages a majority-minority district, if the minority group is sufficiently large, and such a district can be drawn without race being the predominant factor.
Related documents, dates, and details are posted on the City's public engagement portal, Have Your Say Monterey, at haveyoursaymonterey.org/districting. Please also subscribe for updates - add your email to the subscribe section on the web page.
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - The Monterey City Manager's Office will be hosting a virtual community information meeting on Thursday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m. about the City of Monterey's transition from at-large to district-based elections. This focus of this meeting is to share information on how residents can provide feedback on the districting process, including how to submit Communities of Interest forms and submit proposed maps of councilmember districts.
Registration Link: https://monterey-org.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_2Z4gsLtmRviGrrEqt1qz0A
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