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Since the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was passed, numerous Inland Valley cities have switched to a by-district system as indicated by the cities highlighted in gold in the map below (cities in light red were by-district before CVRA and cities in green have not yet gone to districts).

Currently, over 200 of the 482 cities in California elect their representatives through a by-district election system. For comparison, only 29 California cities held by-district elections prior to passage of the California Voting Rights Act. As of 2016, 65% of California cities have council-appointed mayors that rotate as opposed to directly elected mayors.