NDC 2020 Estimated Census Data

NDC built a Census Block level database of estimated 2020 Census total population figures. The database is free to anyone who wants it, with the understanding that these are estimates and no one knows exactly what the 2020 Census data will show. If you are interested, the database — and the methodology NDC used to build […]

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2021/2022 Redistricting Milestone

NDC is happy to announce our 50th local government redistricting client for the 2021/2022 redistricting cycle! NDC served 105 Arizona and California local government redistricting clients in 2011. With our recently expanded team we expect to handle many more in 2021/2022. If you are a county, city, school district, community college, or special district, contact […]

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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

Update: May 1, 2020 400 Jurisdictions have now switched from at-large to by-district elections since passage of the California Voting Rights Act: 126 Cities 212 School Districts 34 Community College Districts 27 Special Districts (Health Care, Airport, Water, Sanitation, etc.) 1 County (now all 58 California counties are by-district) In addition, NDC is aware of […]

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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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Settled: Cerritos Community College District ($55,000)

The District paid $55,000 to plaintiffs. NORWALK, Calif. – March 22, 2012 – The Cerritos College Board of Trustees announced today that they have settled a lawsuit filed under the California Voting Rights Act challenging the at-large electoral system previously used to elect the College’s Board of Trustees, and seeking payment of attorneys’ fees. The […]

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Pending: Anaheim ($800,000 spent to date)

This case is headed to court, and as of October, 2013 the City had spent $800,000 on its legal defense. After a contentious four-hour meeting, the Anaheim City Council decided by a 3-2 vote to put a “hybrid” election model on the ballot next June. But in another 3-2 vote, it rejected a recommendation from a citizens […]

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