District Based Elections
Novato Fire District Transition to District Based Elections
The Novato Fire District is engaged in a process to change the way that Board Directors are elected by transitioning to a district-based election system. Currently all five Directors are elected at-large, meaning that all registered voters who reside in Novato Fire District have the opportunity to vote for all five Director positions.
A district-based election system would divide the Novato Fire District into geographic districts. Directors will be required to live in the district that they represent and will be elected only by registered voters of that district.