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District Elections Community Meeting - Central Park Library

  • Central Park Library - Redwood Room 2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA, 95051 United States (map)

April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Central Park Library, Redwood Room
2635 Homestead Ave., Santa Clara

District Elections


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What you need to know

The City of Santa Clara is looking to place a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 Special Election, changing the way City Council members are elected, from by-seat elections to by-district elections. Here are some important things to know about this change.

Community Input - Get Involved!

1) Which District would you designate as District 1 and District 2? Take the survey:

To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

2) Which Draft Council District Map do you Prefer? Take the community survey here at Open City Hall.

To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

3) To provide public input in writing, you may also email you comments directly to:

It is expected that the Council will consider the recommendations of the Ad-hoc committee at a public hearing during the Council meeting of May 8, 2018.  

Measure A on the June 2018 Ballot

On March 6, 2018 the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to place the Santa Clara District Election and Voting Method Measure, known as Measure A, on the June 5, 2018 ballot. The Santa Clara City Council placed Measure A on the ballot following its review of the Charter Review Committee’s unanimous recommendations on how to update the manner in which local elections are conducted, and approval of the City Attorney’s proposed ballot language.

If approved by voters, Measure A would update the way Santa Clara voters elect local officeholders as follows: 

Establishes two voting districts, with registered voters electing three Council Members per district

  • A district boundary map will be recommended in the coming weeks following public hearings held by the Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee.
  • Candidates seeking election to the Santa Clara City Council are required to reside within the district they are running in and only voters residing in the district can vote on Candidates from the district.
  • The Mayor, City Clerk and Police Chief would remain elected Citywide

Establishes a voting process known as “ranked choice voting” for all city candidates for office. 

  • The single transferable method of ranked choice voting would be implemented by ordinance.
  • The election by the most votes cast would continue to be used to determine the winner until the Registrar of Voters can implement the new voting method.

Please continue to visit the Measure A website for updates and additional information.

Questions / More Information

For additional information or any questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (408) 615-2210 or email