Residents at an Anaheim City Council meeting in early 2016 protesting the council's rejection of the voting district map known as the "people's map." Council ultimately reversed that decision.

Voting Wars: Minority Communities Gain as District Voting Proliferates

Historically, most California cities and school districts have elected their representatives through at-large electoral systems. This has, in many cases, led to the disenfranchisement of minority populations. But California Voting Rights Act lawsuits in O.C. and elsewhere are changing that reality.