District Elections FAQ

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  • Have other cities encountered this required change from at large to by district elections? What did they do?

  • How can the public be involved in choosing the district maps?

  • How is the Mayor elected?

  • How many districts will be considered?

  • How often are the voting districts reviewed?

  • How will the change to by districts affect me?

  • How will the final map be chosen?

  • What criteria are used to create Council electoral districts?

  • What happens if there are no candidates in a particular district?

  • What is the difference between “at large” and “district” elections?

  • What is the timeline for the change to by-district elections?

  • When will the new districts take effect?

  • Who creates the districts?

  • Why is the City of Redwood City switching to by-district elections?