2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Who's Applying

Gender Applicant Statistics

This graph displays the percentage of applicants who have applied to be on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission by gender. It shows 55% of the applicants are male; 44% of the applicants are female; 1 % of the applicants are non-binary. This graphic will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays of each week.

Region Applicant Statistics

This graph displays the percentage of applicants who have applied to be on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission by region. It shows 42% of the applicants are from the southern coastal region; 10% of the applicants are from the Inland Empire region; 12% of the applicants are from the northern Central Valley & mountain region; 19% of the applicants are from the Bay Area region; 10% of the applicants are from the southern Central Valley & mountain region; 6% of the applicants are from the Central Coastal region; and 1% of the applicants are from another region. This graphic will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays of each week.

Ethnicity Applicant Statistics

This graph displays the percentage of applicants who have applied to be on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission by ethnicity. It shows 60% of the applicants are white; 9% of the applicants are black and African American; 1% of the applicants are American Indian/Alaskan Native; 16% of the applicants are hispanic/latino; 8% of the applicants are Asian Pacific Islander; and 6% of the applicants are of another ethnicity. This graphic will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays of each week.

Political Affiliation Applicant Statistics

This graph displays the percentage of applicants who have applied to be on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission by political affiliation. It shows 26% of the applicants are Republicans; 52% of the applicants are Democrats; 17% of the applicants have no party preference; and 5% of the applicants affiliated with another political party. This graphic will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays of each week.

Am I Eligible

An infographic flowchart describing the criteria for determining whether an individual is eligible to apply for the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The graphic flows vertically down a page with a portrait orientation. The graphic progresses through three sets of "yes" or "no" questions, and includes a section that describes how to determine if the potential applicant has bona fide family relationship with someone.

First, the potential applicant is asked the question, "Are you a voter who has been continuously registered in California with the same political party, or unaffiliated with any political party, since July 1, 2015?" Then, the applicant is asked, "Have you voted in 2 of the last 3 statewide general elections?" If the answer is "No" to either question, then the individual is not eligible to apply for the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If the answer is "Yes" to both questions, then the potential applicant may be eligible to apply for the Citizens Redistricting Commission and should continue to additional questions.

Next, the potential applicant is asked if they are currently under contract with, serving as staff or a consultant to, or in a bona fide family relationship with any of the following: Governor, Member of the Legislature, California member of Congress, or a Member of the State Board of Equalization. If the answer is "Yes," then the individual is not eligible to apply. If the answer is "No" to this question, then the potential applicant may be eligible to apply for the Citizens Redistricting Commission and should continue to the last set of questions.

The final set of questions applies to both the potential applicant and any of their bona fide family members. Note, a bona fide family member must meet two sets of criteria: first, he or she must be the applicant's sibling or step-sibling; a spouse or registered domestic partner; parent, step-parent, or parent-in-law; sibling-in-law; child or step-child; or son- or daughter-in-law. Second, the applicant must have also either cohabitated with that family member for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more in the past 12 months; or, the applicant and that family member must have shared ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of one-thousand dollars or more in the past 12 months; or, the applicant must have provided to or received from that family member a financial benefit totaling one-thousand dollars or more in the past 12 months.

The final set of questions to the potential applicant are: In the last 10 years, from 2009 to 2019, have you or a bona fide family member:

  1. Contributed two-thousand-five-hundred dollars or more to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office in any calendar year? Or,
  2. Served as a paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff? Or,
  3. Been a registered federal lobbyist? Or,
  4. Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government? Or,
  5. Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office? Or,
  6. Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or of the campaign committee of a candidate for California congressional or elective state office? Or
  7. Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee in California?

If the potential applicant answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, the individual is not eligible. If the applicant answered "No" to all questions above: Congratulations - the applicant is eligible to apply!