2018 Transition into District-Based City Elections
The City of Kingsburg is changing the way that City Council members are elected. We need your help in deciding where the district boundaries will be drawn. Currently, all five Council members, including the Mayor, are elected at-large, meaning that all registered voters who reside in Kingsburg have the opportunity to vote for all five City Council positions. Under the new district-based election system, four Councilmembers will be elected by district: Council members will be required to live in the district they represent and will be elected only by the registered voters of that district.
Every ten years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City of Kingsburg is asking for your help to plan, draw, and re-divide new City districts.