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Council Adopts Ordinance to Establish By-District Elections

Post Date:05/22/2019 9:58 AM

Please note correction: Districts 1, 3, and 5 will have elections in 2019. Districts 2 and 4 will have elections in 2022. 

At last night's meeting, the Novato City Council adopted Ordinance 1650, establishing a by-district election process in five council districts pursuant to California Elections Code § 10010 & California Government Code §§ 34871(A) & 34886, which also includes defining district boundaries and establishing the election process as defined by map 114. The Novato district elections will be in effect and take place during the November 5, 2019 local elections.

As stated in the ordinance, only three districts will be having elections in 2019: District 1, District 3, and District 5. Candidates will be running for a 5-year term, which will complete the City's transition from odd-year elections to even-year elections as stated with the adoption of Senate Bill 415 in 2015 and Ordinance No. 1618. Elections for Districts 2 and 4 will occur in 2022.

Just like prior elections, voter information will be sent out in September and October, as we get closer to the November 5, 2019 local elections.

More information on Novato's district elections process is available at novato.org/elections.

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