City announces web tools for November election
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City announces web tools for November election

The city of Davis announced Friday that it has launched a district election web tool for voters in addition to a web page with resources for the November 2020 Davis City Council election.

This information is accessible by visiting www.cityofdavis.org and clicking on the “Election” button.

The November 2020 election web page displays candidate resources and deadlines and information on the two city of Davis measures: Measure B (the Davis Innovation and Sustainability Campus project) and Measure D (renewal of Measure J/R, the Citizens’ Right to Vote on Future Use of Open Space and Agricultural Lands).

City residents can use the web tool to find their districts by clicking on the link in the “What’s Your District?” section of the web page, typing their addresses into the search box or using the map to explore the council districts. To move directionally on the map, click and drag on the map.

“The city launched this website tool to help voters navigate the by-district election system that we are embarking on for the first time in November,” said Mayor Gloria Partida. “The election web page and tool are examples of the city working for full transparency and serving Davis residents with excellent customer service.”

In fall 2019, the city began the process to migrate from an at-large election system for City Council members to a by-district election process. In a by-district election system, the city is divided into separate geographic districts. Each council member is elected by the registered voters of the particular district in which the council member resides. Voters only vote for one candidate in their district of residence when that seat is up for election. Davis City Council elections, previously held in June, were moved to November.

Davis City Council elections will occur every two years with either two or three seats elected to four-year terms. For the Nov. 3 election, voters will elect council members in Districts 2, 3 and 5. Districts 1 and 4 will hold elections in November 2022.

Voters should note that Davis City Council districts have different boundaries than the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors election districts.

Maps of individual districts are coming soon to the city web page. The Yolo County Elections office is also preparing district maps with voting precincts.

— Reach Anne Ternus-Bellamy at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @ATernusBellamy.

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