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City of Morgan Hill 2017 Districting Project

2017 Districting

August 23 update: On August 23, the Council selected the "Vertical 2" map as its preferred map and introduced an ordinance to implement that map. 

The City Council is asking for your help planning our City's change to by-district Council elections.

As the result of a recent letter demanding that City Council elections transition from “at-large” to “by-district,” Morgan Hill, like the school district and over 55 cities across the state, is making a change in how voters elect the City Council.

Beginning in 2018, City Council members will be elected district by district, instead of the current at-large citywide elections in which all voters have the ability to vote for all City Council seats. The Mayor will continue to be at-large. This means that all voters will continue to vote for the Mayor every two years, but will only vote for one Council Member seat according to the respective districts once every four years.

This change will also protect the City from potential California Voting Rights Act litigation costs that could easily run into the millions of dollars.

We need your help to make this change!

​The primary goal when drawing Council election districts is to draw lines that keep neighborhoods together. So the Council wants to know: what do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood? 

Much more information will be posted to this page as the process moves forward.

Next Steps

​September 6

Council is expected to hold a 2nd reading and vote on final adoption of the ordinance implementing the "Vertical 2" map for the 2018 and 2020 Council elections.