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CM2018-046 BY-DISTRICT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)City of Chino Hills a/(aitagvP MEMORANDUM DATE: July 13, 2018 TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council FROM: Konradt Bartlam, City Manager 9(6 CM2018-046 RE: BY -DISTRICT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) As we approach the election season, there will be many questions regarding the new by - district election system. The attached FAQs have been prepared to provide residents with answers to questions relating to the change. In addition, a postcard has been prepared to give a snapshot of when each district is up for election, and provides a link for residents to look up their district. Both of these documents will be available on our City website, at all public counters, and at informational booths at City events. KB:CB:mh ELECTING COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES BY DISTRICT AT A GLANCE • The City of Chino Hills has changed how City Council Members are elected and switched from an at -large election system to a district -based election system. • In 2017, the City's new by -district election system created new geographic boundaries for the City's five (5) districts. • Voters in each district select one council representative who also lives in that district. MORE INFORMATION How will by -district elections work? Voters will only vote for the City Council position up for election in their specific district. All five current Council Members will continue to represent the City at -large until their term ends. At the end of their terms, the council members can run for re-election in the district that they currently live in. • District 1: Ray Marquez, term ends November 2018 • District 2: Peter Rogers, term ends November 2018 • District 3: Art Bennett, term ends November 2020 • District 4: Brian Johsz, term ends November 2018 • District 5: Cynthia Moran, term ends November 2020 How do I find out what district I live in? Residents can look up their district by accessing the District Map on-line at: www.chinohills.ora/FindYourDistrict. If you do not have access to a computer, contact the City Clerk's Office (909) 364-2624 or in person at the Chino Hills Government Center, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, City Clerk's Office, Second Floor. Will I have a new polling location? The City of Chino Hills consolidates its elections with the County of San Bernardino to administer the election. Due to the transition to districts, precincts may change for City voters. Voters should check their Voter Information Guide for any changes to the location of their polling place. Voter can also find their polling location on-line at: http://www.sbcountvelections.com/Voting/PPL.aspx What is the difference between by -district elections and previous at -large elections? Previously, Council Members were elected by all registered voters in the City. On November 6, 2018, voters in Districts 1, 2, and 4 will select one Council representative who must live in that district. Council Members in Districts 3 and 5 will continue to serve at -large until the November 2020 election. Why the change to district -based elections? The City of Chino Hills received a letter in August of 2016 from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) which stated that MALDEF had received complaints from Latino voters in the City that the use of an"at-large" election system for City Council elections resulted in Latino vote dilution and that Latino voters were prevented from electing candidates of their choice. MALDEF asserted that the City is in violation of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 and demanded that the City convert to a district -based election system. Who created the district boundaries? Draft District Maps were developed following three opportunities for the public to comment on how they would like to see the community divided into Districts for District -based City Council Elections. On July 11, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 312 changing the City's Electoral System from at -large to district -based elections, established the District Boundaries, and scheduling the elections within the district. Chino Hills City Council DISTRICT -BASED ELECTION CHANGES Beginning in 2018, Chino Hills City Council p elections will begin the transition from at -large voting to district -based voting. The City has been divided into five districts and only the voters in a district decide who will represent that district. Voters will elect Council Members to represent Districts 1, 2, & 4 during the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election. Council Members who reside in Districts 3 and 5 will represent the City at -large until the November 2020 election. A partir de 2018, las elecciones del Ayuntamiento de Chino Hills comenzaran la transicion de Ia votacion at -large a Ia votacion en el Distrito. La Ciudad se ha dividido en cinco (5) distritos y solo los votantes de un distrito deciden quien representara a ese distrito. Los distritos 1, 2 y 4 seran votados en la Eleccion Municipal General del 6 de noviembre de 2018. Los miembros del Consejo que representen a los Distritos 3 y 5 continuaran siendo at -large hasta las elecciones de noviembre de 2020. Lookup Your Voting District Visit www.chinohills.org/FindYourDistrict. GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ELECCION GENERAL MUNICIPAL November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 Districto 1 El 6 de Noviembre de 2018 Districto 2 El 6 de Noviembre de 2018 At -large until November 3, 2020 Districto 3 En general hasta El 3 de Noviembre de 2020 Although future City Council Members will be elected by district, they will continue to guide policy and make decisions for the overall good of the entire community. ICity oof - !Chino Hills Districto 4 El 6 de Noviembre de 2018 At -large until November 3, 2020 Districto 5 En general hasta El 3 de Noviembre de 2020 City of Chino Hills 14000 City Center Drive Chino Hills, CA 91709 To Lookup Your Voting District Visit www.chinohills.org/FindYourDistrict. 4.0 City or Chino Hills