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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Citrus Heights Launches FlashVote: An Easy Tool for Ongoing Civic Engagement

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The City of Citrus Heights has launched FlashVote, a third-party, scientific survey platform that makes civic engagement accessible and easy. City staff are asking residents to sign up for the platform and provide about a minute per month of time to weigh-in on local topics by visiting

“In alignment with our strategic planning goals, City staff are more focused on community outreach, listening, and responsiveness than ever,” said Meghan Huber, Economic Development and Communications Manager for the City of Citrus Heights. “This year, the City analyzed results from our largest engagement effort in history, which collected nearly 2,000 feedback forms on community priorities. So, we know firsthand how truly valuable community feedback is. We want to ensure we have a way to continue to foster civic engagement, and promote communication channels that are easy and accessible.”

The City’s surveys will be five questions or less and take no more than one to two minutes to complete. The surveys will cover a wide range of topics such as COVID-19 recovery, budget, City services, and more.

When residents sign up, they get to select their preferred method of engagement: email, text, or phone call. Each person who signs up will receive a notification whenever there is a new City survey, and residents will have 48 hours to participate before voting closes. Once the survey is closed, anyone who participated will receive the results and will see how his or her responses compare to the group.

“Our hope is that we will get feedback from as many residents as possible,” said Huber. “The surveys are easy and quick, and the FlashVote platform has really high engagement rates for participating cities. The information we’re gathering will provide valuable insight for our officials and staff.”

 To learn more and sign up, please visit

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