Two plaintiffs sued the City of Fullerton in late 2014 for allegedly violating the California Voting Rights Act. The plaintiffs claim the City’s at-large elections allegedly dilute the voting power of minority voters and/or prevent them from electing the candidate(s) of their choice. The City has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs to settle the litigation by placing a ballot measure before the voters in November 2016 to establish a district-based election system.
Individuals and small groups of interested stakeholders can make appointments to meet with demographics mapping expert Dave Ely from Compass Demographics. One hour appointments are available on January 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays and between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturdays at Fullerton City Hall.
To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 738-6355. Please make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
Mr. Ely typically uses sample maps and demographic data to give an idea of how equal population district boundaries might be distributed and solicits input and mapping ideas during these meetings.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lucinda Williams, City Clerk at (714) 738-6355 or email email@example.com.