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MCSBA - Presidents and Vice Presidents Workshop - February 1, 2016

Marin County School Boards Association (MCSBA) presents a workshop for New Presidents and Vice Presidents

California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) 

The California Voting Rights Act prohibits the use of an at-large election in a political subdivision if it would impair the ability of a protected class, as defined, to elect candidates of its choice or otherwise influence the outcome of an election.  The CVRA provides that a voter who is a member of a protected class may bring an action in superior court to enforce the provisions of the CVRA, and, if the voter prevails in the case, he or she may be awarded reasonable litigation costs and attorney’s fees. The CVRA requires a court to implement appropriate remedies, including the imposition of district-based elections, that are tailored to remedy a violation of the act. 

Over the past few years there have been several CVRA lawsuits filed against school districts.  Please see the following link for districts in Northern California that have been sued over the CVRA. 

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