District Election Information

On October 22, 2018, the Town of Windsor received a letter from the law firm of Shenkman & Hughes alleging a violation of the California Voting Rights Act ("CVRA"). The letter claimed that the Town's current at-large election system dilutes the ability of Latino voters to elect candidates of their choice or otherwise influence the outcome of Town Council elections. The letter also threatened litigation if the Town declines to voluntarily change to a district-based election system. 

Over a series of public hearings and community meetings held in February and March 2019, the Town Council discussed and developed four Town Council district boundaries for the transition to District-based elections. The four districts are in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act, which requires that each district have a population within +/- 5% of 6,700 – the ideal population for each of the four districts. At their regular meeting on April 3, 2019, Council adopted Ordinance No. 2019-332, amending title 1, chapter 2 of the Code of the Town of Windsor to establish a district-based election system for four districts and an at-large elected Mayor. 

A map of the Town Council District boundaries can be viewed from the links below:

  • Ordinance No. 2018-332: Amending Title 1, Chapter 2 of the Code of the Town of Windsor to Establish a District-based Election System for Four Districts and an At-large Elected Mayor. 
  • District Map

Sequencing
Sequencing for the transition to district-based elections will occur as follows.  A member of the Town Council shall be elected from Town Council District 3 at the November 2020 general municipal election, and every four years thereafter.  Members of Town Council shall be elected from Town Council Districts 1, 2 and 4 at the 2022 general municipal election, and every four years thereafter.  The Mayor shall be elected at large, beginning at the 2020 general municipal election and every two years thereafter.


Windsor Interactive Map Tool for District Elections


The Town of Windsor has developed an Interactive Map Tool that displays information related to the transition to District Elections. The Interactive Map Tool allows for exploration of the Town’s population, organized by census block. The map tool also allows for display of Community of Interest (COI) information submitted by the public. Eventually, street level detail of draft map(s) of Town Council Districts will be available.

To access the Interactive Map Tool, click here.

For instructions on how to use the interactive map tool, click hereSpanish Instructions

For instructions on how to print maps from the interactive map tool, click here.   Spanish Instructions

​Resources


PREVIOUS MAPS

​Past Meetings

The Town Council considered an agenda item to hold a second reading, by title only and adopt an ordinance to formally transition to district based elections at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers.
  • Agenda - English   Spanish

The Town Council held a public hearing and introduced an ordinance to formally transition to district based elections at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers.
  • Agenda - English   Spanish
  • Agenda Report 11.1 : Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance Amending Title I, Chapter 2 of the Code of the Town of Windsor to Establish a District-Based Election System for Four Districts and an At-Large Elected Mayor -  English   Spanish
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Regular Town Council Meeting

  • Agenda - English   Spanish
  • Agenda Report 10.1 : Fifth Public Hearing Under the California Voting Rights Act  English   Spanish
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Special Town Council Meeting
  • Agenda - English    Spanish
  • Agenda Report 7.1 : Fourth Public Hearing Under the California Voting Rights Act - English    Spanish
Saturday, February 16, 2019 -  Community Meeting - 10:00 a.m. at the Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway:
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Special Town Council Meeting
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Regular Town Council Meeting:
Saturday, February 2, 2019 -  Community Meeting - 10:00 a.m. at the Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway: 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Special Town Council Meeting:  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Special Town Council Meeting:
  • Flyer - English   Spanish
  • Agenda - English   Spanish
  • Agenda Report 12.2 : Discussion Regarding the California Voting Rights Act and District Elections -                                                                    English   Spanish
  • Agenda Report 12.2 PowerPoint - English   Spanish
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers - Special Study Session Meeting: 
  • Flyer - English   Spanish
  • Agenda - English   Spanish
  • Agenda Report 8.1 : Study Session Regarding Response to Notice of Violation of the California Voting Rights Act -                                English    Spanish
  • Agenda Report 8.1 PowerPoint - English   Spanish

Questions


Please direct any questions to districtelections@townofwindsor.com, or call (707) 838-1000.