District-Based Elections

District-Based Elections

On July 9, 2018, the Livermore City Council initiated the process to transition from an at-large to district-based election system to comply with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001. The City of Livermore currently uses an at-large election system that allows all voters in the City to elect council members and the mayor.  In a district-based election system, the City is physically divided into separate council member districts, and the voters that live within each district get to elect a candidate from that district.  The number and make-up of the council member voting districts will be decided by the Livermore City Council after a series of public hearings held over the next few months. The Mayor will continue to be elected at-large.

The first two public hearings will give the Livermore community an opportunity to weigh in on the composition of the districts. The two subsequent public hearings will give the community an opportunity to provide input on the draft maps for the district boundaries.  At the final public hearing, the City Council will vote to consider an ordinance establishing the districts and shifting to a district-based election system that will start with the 2020 election.

THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS DISTRICT ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, JULY 23 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE LIVERMORE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 3575 PACIFIC AVENUE. Click here for the agenda packet.

Can't make it to the meeting, but have an idea or suggestion regarding district-based elections?  Send us an email! Written input may also be dropped off or mailed to the City Clerk at 1052 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550.

An informational flyer about Livermore's change to district-based elections will be delivered to resident mailboxes soon. For a digital version of the flyer in English, please click here. For a digital version of the flyer in Spanish, please click here.

Outreach and Public Engagement

Want to share your ideas for establishing Livermore’s districts? The public is invited to provide input on the composition of the districts no later than Monday, August 13, 2018 for consideration in the draft map. Click here to access an informational toolkit and FAQ.

There are two options to submit your testimony. It can be emailed here or dropped off or mailed to City Clerk at 1052 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore.

Livermore Baseline Maps

Below are the baseline maps for the City of Livermore created by the City's demographer. These maps will be the starting point for the discussions on district composition in Livermore. To view all maps click here.


      Baseline Geography                   Census Geography                   Population by Slice

 
Race Ethnicity Census Block Group             Zoning                                General Plan

 City Voting Population by Race and Ethnicity

Livermore

Population^

Voting Age Population^

Citizen Voting Age Population+

#

%

#

%

#

%

Total

81,560

100.0%

60,753

100.0%

60,251

100.0%

White*

52,807

64.7%

41,554

68.4%

43,222

71.7%

Latino

16,989

20.8%

10,890

17.9%

8,830

14.7%

Asian*

8,521

10.4%

6,120

10.1%

6,608

11.0%

Black*

1,875

2.3%

1,252

2.1%

918

1.5%

* Does not include Latinos. Calculated pursuant to OMB BULLETIN NO. 00-02.

^ 2010 Census Redistricting Data [P.L. 94-171] Summary File, U.S. Census Bureau.

+ Citizen Voting Age Population Special Tabulation from the 2012-2016 5-Year American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau

 

Council Meeting Schedule

We also encourage you to attend the upcoming Council meetings. All meetings take place at the Livermore Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. If you can’t attend, you can view or stream them online. All Council meetings are televised on Tri-Valley Community Television, operating on Comcast channel 29; AT&T U-Verse channel 99; and streamed online at http://tri-valleytv.org/city-livermore.html.

Council Meeting

           

Topic

           

Date – 2018

1

           

Public hearing without maps to provide input on criteria to be used for drawing districts

July 23

 

2

 

           

Public hearing without maps to provide input on criteria to be used for drawing districts.

Council to provide direction to demographer on desired criteria to be used for drawing maps

           

August 13

 

 

3

 

 

Public hearing with maps produced by the demographer for consideration and feedback by the public and Council

 

September 10

 

4

 

 

Public hearing with revised map(s) produced by the demographer for consideration and selection of one of the published maps

October 8

 

5

 

Public hearing to introduce the ordinance to establish districts       

October 22

6

 

Adopt the ordinance to establish districts on second reading (Consent Calendar)

November 26

 

Recent Documents

July 9, 2018 Agenda & Packet

July 10, 2018 Press Release

July 23, 2018 Agenda & Packet