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.

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Information and Handouts

Information and Handouts

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

02-15-2018 AGENDA REPORT 2 AR 2 RESOLUTION CALLING AND CONSOLIDATING ELECTION AR 2 RESOLUTION REQUESTING ELECTION SERVICES FROM COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES AR 2 RESOLUTION SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS AR 2 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS 02-15-2018 AGENDA REPORT 3 AR 3 RESOLUTION CALLING AND CONSOLIDATING ELECTION AR 3 RESOLUTION […]

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

2018 01 08 City Council Minutes 2018 01 08 City Council Agenda Report 20 2018 PowerPoint Presentation January 08, 2018 Meeting Video 01-08-2018 Agenda Report January 8, 2018 Meeting Video 2018 01 08 PowerPoint Presentation  

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

2017 12 11 City Council Minutes 2017 12 11 City Council Agenda Report 2017 12 11 Resolution No. 9613 2017 12 11 PowerPoint Presentation December 11, 2017 Meeting Video 12-11-2017 Resolution No. 9613 2017 12 11 PowerPoint Presentation December 11, 2017 Meeting Video  

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

2017 10 30 City Council Minutes 2017 10 30 City Council Agenda Report 8 2017 10 30 City Council Agenda Report 8 ATTACHMENT A 2017 10 30 Powerpoint Presentation October 30, 2017 Meeting Video  

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

2017 10 16 City Council Agenda Minutes 2017 10 16 City Council Agenda Report 15 2017 10 16 City Council Agenda Report 15 ATTACHMENT A 2017 10 16 City Council Agenda Report 15 ATTACHMENT B 2017 10 16 Powerpoint Presentation October 16, 2017 Meeting Video

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