What is racially polarized voting?

A violation of the CVRA is established if it is shown that racially polarized voting occurred in City Council elections or in the election of candidates for other offices by the voters. Racially polarized voting occurs when there is a difference in the choice of candidates that are preferred by voters in a protected class versus the choice of candidates preferred by voters in the rest of the electorate.

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1. What is the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA)?
2. What is racially polarized voting?
3. What are district-based elections?
4. Will the change to a district-based election system affect my vote?
5. Why is the city moving to district-based elections?
6. What is the timeline to move to district-based elections?
7. Why is this happening so fast? Can we slow down the process?