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December 20, 2011 > Ohlone College Trustees select redistricting plan

Ohlone College Trustees select redistricting plan

Ohlone College Trustees voted at their December 14 meeting to change the way voters will elect trustees to positions on the Board. The changes will begin to take effect as early as the next Board election in November 2012.

Under the current election plan, seven trustees represent two areas. Five trustees come from the City of Fremont and a small portion of Union City (comprised of nine voter precincts in the southern end of Union City.) Two trustees are elected from the City of Newark. However, based on new data from the 2010 Census, redistricting is required to give more equal representation to voters based on current population.

In the plan selected at last night's Board meeting, the District will be divided into two areas, which are divided East/West by 880. Residents of Area 1, which includes all of the City of Newark and the western portion of Fremont and Union City, can elect two candidates to the Board of Trustees. Residents of Area 2, which includes the remainder of Fremont and Union City that lie east of 880, can elect five trustees. Candidates must reside in the area from which they run, however, voters from both areas may vote for all candidates running, regardless of the area in which they live.

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