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Tulare Regional Medical Center elections may go by-district method; voters to decide June 5
Visialia Times-Delta

Pressed by a lawsuit, the Tulare Regional Medical Center is asking voters June 5 to decide whether they want to elect board members by district or at large.

The lawsuit, filed in 2007 by seven Hispanic citizens, claims at-large elections dilute Hispanic representation and violate the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.

With by-area elections, people would be more likely to come out and vote if they are from the same area as the candidates, said Grace Calderon, one of the plaintiffs.