Redistricting Information

 

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Every ten years, the United States Census sets in motion a process of redrawing political boundaries at the state and federal levels. In 2011, California's State Assembly, State Senate, Board of Equalization (BOE), and U.S. Congressional districts were redrawn by the California Citizens' Redistricting Commission (CCRC).

These are the maps that were used in the 2012 elections and will be used for the next decade.

The districts that will appear in CLCV's endorsements will correspond to the new districts. (The 2011 and 2012 editions of the California Environmental Scorecard rate the legislators who currently represent the old, pre-redistricting districts, since the terms they started after the 2010 election won't end until after 2012.)

In addition, some Californians who live in even-numbered Senate districts will not have a State Senator until after the 2014 elections; those Californians have been given "caretaker" Senators that will provide constituent services if necessary. For more information, visit the California State Senate 2013-14 Maps and Data page.

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History

The CCRC came into existence on November 4, 2008, when the statewide ballot measure Proposition 11 passed by a narrow 51% to 49% margin. Prop 11 gave the power to redraw Assembly, Senate, and BOE districts to a citizens' commission consisting of fourteen members. Of those fourteen, five were required to come from the Democratic Party, five from the Republican Party, and four registered with neither major party. Prop 20, passed in 2010, extended their mandate to redraw Congressional lines as well.

By January 28, 2011, the Commission's final 14 members had been seated; by August 15, they had collected public input from all over the state and voted to approve the final maps. Lawsuits challenging the new maps were dismissed in 2011 by the California Supreme Court and in 2012 in U.S. District Court, and the deadline has passed for any further legal challenges. In November 2012, a ballot measure challenging the Congressional maps failed. Barring any (very unlikely) extraordinary action by the federal government, we have our districts until the next redistricting process starts in 2020.

 
 
 

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