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County To Deny COC Request To Change Elections

Los Angeles County officials are planning to deny a request by College of the Canyons to consolidate elections and use cumulative voting next November, officials said.

Los Angeles County officials are planning to deny a request by College of the Canyons to consolidate elections and use cumulative voting next November, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A decision is expected to be made Tuesday, when the board will formally take up the item and vote. The move ...

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L.A. County OKs Move Of Santa Clarita City Council Elections

Newhall School District officials are adopting voting districts for their November 2015 elections, officials said Thursday.

County supervisors approved moving Santa Clarita City Council elections, days before one of the men who prompted the change is scheduled  to speak. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Los Angeles County officials signed off Tuesday on the first term of a lawsuit brought forth by Jim Soliz and Rosemarie Sanchez Fraser, who sued ...

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Santa Clarita, Voting Rights Plaintiffs Face Deadline In Settlement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement, city officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Attorneys from both sides met in court Wednesday, when a ...

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Castaic Union School District Moves To Cumulative Voting

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Castaic Union School District board members voted Thursday to use cumulative voting in their next election. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “We believe that we’re currently in compliance with the (California Voting Right Act), but because of the past schools’ litigation the best way to move forward is with cumulative voting,” said ...

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UPDATE: Court Upholds Cumulative Voting In Santa Clarita Lawsuit

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Updates with quote from city attorney A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was questioned in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting ...

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Hart District Mapping Out Potential For Future Elections

Hart District Mapping Out Potential For Future Elections

Hart district officials released maps for what the junior high and high school district might look like in future elections, if they abandon at-large votes in favor of trustee areas. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. District maps were drawn by a firm selected by attorneys for the William S. Hart Union High School District, ...

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Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge upheld cumulative voting as a remedy for a lawsuit against Santa Clarita claiming the city violated the California Voting Rights Act, officials said Monday. The suit claimed the city was in violation of the CVRA with its at-large elections that disenfranchised minority voters. After a settlement conference, the city and Shenkman & Hughes, the firm representing the plaintiffs, eventually came to terms.

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County System Can’t Handle Cumulative Voting, Local November Elections

County System Can't Handle Cumulative Voting, Local November Elections

Despite Santa Clarita Valley governing boards’ approval of election changes in response to California Voting Rights Act concerns, an outdated county system won’t be able to handle the changes for at least another four years, officials said. “Our current voting system both the devices we use at the polls and, more importantly, the tabulations system we use... can not run a cumulative voting system,” said Efrain Escobedo, governmental and legislative affairs manager for the Los Angeles County’s Registrar-Recorder’s Office. “It’s just the limitations of the technology,” he said, referring to a voting system created in the late 1960s.

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Hart Board Votes 4-1 To Change Election System For High School District

Hart Board Votes 4-1 To Change Election System For High School District

Hart district officials changed their elections with a 4-1 vote Wednesday, following a discussion at the Santa Clarita Valley high school district’s governing board meeting. The change wasn’t a popular choice among board members, but it provided them with a “safe harbor” from a potential lawsuit, said Hart district governing board President Steve Sturgeon. “All five board members basically testified last night that we should be able to vote at large -- it gives an opportunity for the entire population to choose who their representatives are,” Sturgeon said. “So this becomes a little more exclusive to an area, which was the intent, and we’ll see how it works.”

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