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

Upcoming Meetings

Thu 14

Board of Education Meeting – Adopt Plan to Comply

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Information and Handouts

Information and Handouts

10-30-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting 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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08-28-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

2017 08 28 City Council Agenda Minutes 2017 08 28 City Council Agenda Report 24 ATTACHMENT E 2017 08 28 City Council Agenda Report 28 2017 08 28 City Council Agenda Report 28 ATTACHMENTS A & B 2017 08 28 Powerpoint Presentation August 28, 2017 Meeting Video

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07-24-2017 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

2017 07 24 City Council Minutes 2017 07 24 City Council Agenda Report 24 – Update Regarding the CVPRA and State Attorney General 2017 07 24 City Council Agenda Report 24 ATTACHMENT A 2017 07 24 City Council Agenda Report 24 ATTACHMENT B 2017 07 24 City Council Agenda Report 24 ATTACHMENT C 2017 07 […]

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03-07-2016 Agenda Report and City Council Meeting Minutes

2016 03 07 City Council Agenda Report 10 – Request for Direction Regarding Formation of a Charter Study Task Force 2016 03 07 City Council Minutes March 7, 2016 Meeting Video

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