What are district-based elections?

Since incorporation in 1989, the City has used an “at-large” election system in which voters elect each of the five City Council Members to provide city-wide representation. A district-based election system is one in which the city is divided into geographic districts where voters in each district select one Council Member who resides in that district to represent them.

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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?