Author Archive | Douglas Johnson

NDC Launches AZ BBSP Program

On the state of Arizona’s behalf, NDC is coordinating the state’s 2020 Census “Block Boundary Suggestion Program.” This is the first opportunity for state, county and local officials to draw the Census Blocks that will be used for the 2020 Census counts, and, in so doing, influence the flexibility to draw precincts and Congressional, state […]

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Updated Counts of CVRA-Driven Changes

195 is NDC’s latest tally of California jurisdictions changing to by-district elections as a result of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA): 131 school districts, 28 cities, 1 county, 27 community college districts, and 8 other special districts. These counts includes jurisdictions that have completed the process and those currently in the process. NDC has assisted 104 of them, […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Ruling that CVRA applies to Charter Cities

On August 20, 2014, the California Supreme Court declined to review a Second District Court of Appeal ruling that charter cities are vulnerable to litigation under the California Voting Rights Act. The ruling is the latest in the City of Palmdale’s ongoing CVRA litigation, Jauregi vs. City of Palmdale, S219809. The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, […]

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