District Elections Information

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A City-sponsored measure, called "Measure S", passed in the November 2016 general municipal election with 69% of the vote. As a result, it officially amended the City Charter to establish district elections within the City of El Cajon, beginning in 2018.

The City is dedicated to making the entire process as transparent as possible, encouraging residents to attend community workshops and meetings to learn more district-based elections and the California Voting Rights Act.

The City will continue to update this webpage as the process progresses, so  please check back  on a continual basis to see the most up-to-date information. 





With the passage of Measure S, the City is in the implementation phase of establishing districts.  During the January 24, 2017 and February 14, 2017 City Council Meetings, the City Council reviewed the proposed criteria for the creation of City Council districts and schedule for implementation phase, as well as receiving input from the community.  These were both adopted at the conclusion of the February 14, 2017 City Council Public Hearing.

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There is a tool available for anyone to submit his/her own map of El Cajon with proposed district lines via a website created by the City's demographic consultant, National Demographics Corporation (NDC).  The City encourages everyone to submit maps and utilize this tool for review by NDC.  The more maps submitted the better!  

For assistance in using this website, please attend one of the workshops listed below and view the tutorial material available on the login page.

Please note, the last day for maps to have been submitted and included in the initial release of the first draft maps was March 27, 2017.  However, maps will continue to be accepted at least until April 28, 2017.

Click  to access the online mapping website.

You can also download a blank map by clicking here. You can print it and draw your vision of where the district boundaries should be. To submit the hand-drawn map, please email or send a digital photograph to elcajondistricting@NDCresearch.com.



Our next workshop will be held on April 18th. At this meeting we will review the draft maps and allow public comment.

Previously, the same community workshop was held on four different days in February and March. The purpose of these workshops was to inform residents how to submit their own district maps with his/her opinion on how the district boundaries should be drawn.  These maps should be submitted via the City’s online map portal. (If you missed this meeting you can find tutorial material available on the login page of the map portal).

These prior Community Workshops were held on: 

  If you were unable to attend the prior community workshops:




Additional information for "Measure S" Implementation Phase



Click here to see the timeline and schedule for implementation




If you would like to contact the City about the process, please call (619) 441-1716.