California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA)

Background Information:

Governor Brown signed the California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA) into law on September 1, 2015, which is designed to move local elections to statewide election dates to take advantage of high voter participation. The law prohibits conducting local regular elections on any date other than a statewide election date it if results in a “low voter turnout” election (25% less than the average voter turnout for the last four statewide General November elections within the same political subdivision).

The Pasadena City Council has discussed the matter at several meetings (please see agenda reports and minutes under the “Information and Handouts” section below), with the City Council to consider adopting a plan to comply with the CVPRA on December 11, 2017. The resolution does not address any changes to the format of future City Council elections (e.g. primary/general run-off elections vs. plurality elections), which will be considered and acted on in the coming weeks as part of future deliberations by the City Council.

Community Forum Videos

November 27, 2017 – English 27 de Noviembre de 2017 – Espanol

Information and Handouts

02-15-2018 Special Joint Meeting of Pasadena City Council and Pasadena Unified School District

Feb 14, 2018

02-15-2018 AGENDA REPORT 2 AR 2 RESOLUTION CALLING AND CONSOLIDATING…

01-08-2018 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

Jan 16, 2018

2018 01 08 City Council Minutes 2018 01 08 City…

12-11-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

Dec 18, 2017

2017 12 11 City Council Minutes 2017 12 11 City…

10-30-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

Oct 30, 2017

2017 10 30 City Council Minutes 2017 10 30 City…

10-16-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

Oct 16, 2017

2017 10 16 City Council Agenda Minutes 2017 10 16…

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