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January 27, 2023 3:38AM
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District Election Process

District Election Process

After undertaking a yearlong public process to evaluate moving from an at-large election process to division-based elections through which IRWD’s five board members are each elected from a single-member division, the Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors voted on May 13, 2019, to transition the election of the IRWD Board of Directors to division-based elections.

The November 2020 election was the first election in which the IRWD Board of Directors were elected through division-based elections.

A by-division method divides a service area into separate divisions and allows the voters in each division to elect a member of the Board of Directors.

Current IRWD Division Map

Every ten years, local governments with by-division elections must redraw their division boundaries using the new census data to reflect how local populations have changed, and to ensure that the divisions are, as far as practicable, equal in population.  This process is called redistricting.

On February 14, 2022, the IRWD Board of Directors completed the redistricting process and adopted the following division boundaries. The Board Members from Divisions 1 and 4 will be elected in 2024 and the Board Members from Divisions 2, 3 and 5 will be elected in 2022.

To help the community better understand the divisions and the division in which each village is located, a reference map that has an overlay of the villages located in each division is available below:

To help the community better understand the divisions and the division in which a specific address is located, an interactive map is available below: