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Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence.
Applicant Next Steps
Thank you to all those who submitted an application to become one of the 14 members on the 2020 Citizen Redistricting Commission. The Applicant Review Panel (Panel) has made decisions about applicants during various public meetings and has identified 120 applicants to interview. For information about previous public meetings vist the Panel's page. The 120 applicants have been invited to schedule an interview with the Panel. Interviews will be conducted between March 2, 2020 to April 22, 2020.**
Sign-up to receive notifications and upcoming public meeting information on our Applicant Review Panel page. If you know someone who remains in the applicant pool and want to let us know about their qualifications, send us a comment.
**Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to stress that the safety and well-being of our employees, stakeholders, applicants and our community is our highest priority. In light of recent direction by the Governor and public health officials, all remaining interviews resume on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will be conducted remotely.
If you did not advance to the interview process, we encourage you to stay connected and involved as the commission is formed and then throughout the entire State's redistricting process. Additionally, there are a number of local jurisdictions that are setting up local redistricting commissions in 2020/21. Thus, there may be opportunities for individuals to participate in redistricting efforts at the city or county level. Here is a list of cities and counties that are or will be establishing a local citizens redistricting commission. Contact your city council or county board of supervisors to get more information.
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