The figures below are from a recent report commissioned for Ohlone College. The college, and apparently school districts across the state, need to determine if they are disenfranchising minorities by not having district elections.
If you ask me, Fremont voters disenfranchised more than 1 billion Indians the world over by not electing Ishan Shah last year.
I’m unclear at this point whether this means Ohlone might again change how trustees are elected, but check out the percentage of Asian vote for a college district that includes Fremont, Newark and a bit of Union City:
Asian Population Overview
Asian percentage of population: 47%
Asian percentage of Adult Citizens: 33%
Asian percentage of Registered Voters: 20%
Asian percentage of Voter Turnout (2010): 18%
Asian Precincts Turnout : 2010 Election
Precincts that are 80% Asian by population: 500(County)
Percentage Registered : 64%
Turnout of Registered Voters: 53%
Turnout of all 18+ Asians in these precincts: 34%
Here is the full report:
ohlone district report