Once every ten years, after the U.S. Census has been conducted, California redraws the political boundaries for its elected officials.The Citizen's Redistricting Commission, formed in 2008, assembles to redraw California's Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly and State Board of Equalization districts. Federal law stipulates that these districts must have roughly equal population and must not discriminate based on race or ethnicity.
The commission consists of 14 individuals: five Democrats, five Republicans and four Nonpartisan individuals. In order for redistricting lines to be approved, a minimum of three Democrats, three Republicans and three Nonpartisan members of the commission must agree to the lines.
The following individuals make up the 2021 California Redistricting Commission:
|Dr. J. Ray Kennedy||Democratic|
|Antonio Le Mons||Nonpartisan|
|Dr. Sara Sadhwani||Democratic|
|Dr. Russel Yee||Republican|
The California Redistricting Commission welcomes the input of all California residents. You can provide feedback in the following ways:
Provide input to the Commission by emailing: VotersFirstAct@crc.ca.gov or by drawing your map using the “Draw My Community” tool and submitting it to the Commission by visiting: DrawMyCACommunity.org.
You can mail your documents to:
California Citizens Redistricting Commission
721 Capitol Mall, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95814
Communities of Interest (COI) meetings
You may register to secure a speaking time slot. You may also call in the same day from anywhere in California to provide input without registering.
For a list of upcoming meetings,
Provide the commission with the following four key pieces of information:
- The economic and social interests that bind your community together
- Why your community should be kept together for fair and effective representation
- Where your community is located
- What nearby areas do they want to or not want to be grouped with?