Marin Healthcare District (“MHD”) currently has an at-large election system where the entire jurisdiction it serves votes for each member of the Board of Directors rather than a district-based election system where the jurisdiction is divided into districts that vote for their own representatives.
Consistent with the California Voting Rights Act, and in connection with the release of 2020 U.S. Census data, MHD is transitioning from at-large to district-based elections for its next regular election in November 2022. MHD’s transition will involve the drawing of a map with a district for each of its five Board seats, with all districts being substantially equal in population and otherwise meeting requirements of applicable laws. The Board of Directors is responsible for drawing these districts and approving the final map by April 17, 2022, and in doing so seeks to maximize community engagement and input regarding boundary recommendations.
Districting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Board member to represent them at MHD. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Directors how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
MHD will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process, make a good faith effort to notify various community groups about the redistricting process, and provide public hearings and/or workshops in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. All redistricting hearings and/or workshops will be noticed to the public in advance, and proposed maps will be posted online for public review and comment before adoption.
Community involvement is essential to the redistricting process. All residents of the Marin Healthcare District are encouraged to participate.