Learn how you can represent San Diego on the Citizens’ Redistricting Commission
The 2020 census is coming up in April 2020 and it is very important that everyone in our community is counted. The count determines our political power and how tax dollars come back to San Diego to fund our schools, clinics, and essential services.
The census data is also used to redraw the boundaries for our elected districts and might also be used to add or subtract districts based on how many people are counted in the 2020 census. California uses a Citizens’ Redistricting Commission (CRC) to redraw the district lines for its congressional, state legislative, and board of equalization districts.
As part of Alliance San Diego's work to create an inclusive democracy, we want to ensure San Diegans have a voice in the 2020 California Redistricting Commission.
What is the California Redistricting Commission?
The California Redistricting Commission (CRC) is comprised of 14 people, five Democrats, five Republicans, and four people who are registered with neither of the two main parties. After every Census, the CRC redraws California’s congressional, state legislative, and Board of Equalization lines based on Census data and comments from the public.
We are encouraging people from our community to apply for the citizens’ commission to represent San Diego. The application process opened June 10th and closes August 9th and candidates must meet certain requirements. This is a great way to serve your community to make sure we all count!
Who is eligible to apply?
Registered voters are eligible to serve on the Commission if they:
- Have been registered in California with the same political party, or with no political party, for the five years immediately prior to being appointed to the Commission, and
- Have voted in at least two of the last three statewide general elections.
Represent San Diego on the Citizens’ Redistricting Commission
Alliance San Diego, Common Cause California, and our partners are hosting an informational meeting on Saturday, July 13th, to help you learn more about how to apply.
Saturday, July 13, 9 am - 1 pm
Balboa Park Club, Santa Fe Room
2150 Pan American Rd West
San Diego, CA 92101