Elections & Redistricting

From qualifying for the ballot, to post-election disputes such as recounts and election contests, we advise candidates, nonprofits, ballot measure committees, citizens groups, government agencies, political action committees, and individuals on all of the issues that may arise in the course of an election.

We also represent our clients in election-related litigation, such as ballot pamphlet litigation (including candidate ballot designation challenges), election contests, recounts, and challenges to voting systems.  Our cases range from small local races to high-profile election contests.  The firm was counsel for then-Governor Gray Davis in the unprecedented state recall election in 2003, and represented write-in candidate Donna Frye in litigation over the counting of write-in ballots in the 2004 San Diego mayoral race.  

In addition, we provide advice to governmental agencies, including the California State Assembly, nonprofits, and other interested parties about redistricting criteria and how to reduce the risks that a plan may be successfully challenged.  Our attorneys have successfully defended challenges to completed redistricting plans, and have advised numerous local governmental bodies on compliance with the federal and state Voting Rights Act.

Over the last thirty years, we have been involved in virtually every case involving California's statewide redistricting process.

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Results described below were dependent on the facts of that particular case. Prior results do not guarantee or predict similar outcomes.
Jerome de Joya