Redistricting in San Diego

We at Alliance San Diego want to ensure equal and equitable political representation. Redistricting is the second part of a two-part fight that started with census.

Redistricting is the process used by governments to redraw political district boundaries every ten years after the Census. 

The way the lines are drawn can keep a community together or split it apart, leaving it without a representative who feels responsible for its concerns. 

Redistricting determines our community’s ability to elect representatives who will be responsive to our needs, and can enact public policy solutions to address them, so it’s important for the communities we live in to be involved in this process.

Redistricting can also determine who wins elections, who controls the legislature and which laws get passed. To learn more, check out our blog series about redistricting in San Diego.

Alliance San Diego and our local partners through the Black Census and Redistricting Hub (BCRH) are advocating for fair and equal maps. New political district lines must keep historically marginalized communities with similar concerns and interests together. View a presentation of the maps drafted through BCRH here.

Click here to download a Powerpoint with information about redistricting and advocacy opportunities in San Diego.

Click to learn about the EscondidoEl Cajon, and Chula Vista redistricting commissions.


Redistricting Updates


The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) website where you will find information about California’s redistricting process and how you can get involved. In November 2008, California voters passed the Voters FIRST Act, authorizing the creation of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw new district lines, taking the job out of the hands of the California Legislature and transferring it to the citizens. In 2010, the VOTERS FIRST Act for Congress added the responsibility of drawing Congressional districts to the Commission. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has updated us about the availability of census data. We have adjusted our timeline accordingly.

  • February-May, 2021: Education Presentations (California Redistricting Basics)
  • June-August, 2021: Public Input Meetings (COI)
  • August 15-30, 2021*: Census Data Expected to the State
  • September 30-October 31, 2021*: Census Data Expected to the Commission
  • October-December, 2021*: Public Input Meetings/Line Drawing Sessions 
  • November-December, 2021*: Draft District Maps Released
  • December 2021-January 2022*: Public Input Meetings/Line Drawing Sessions
  • December 2021-February 2022*: District Maps Released
  • December 2021-February 2022*: Final District Maps to Secretary of State

*Dates will be updated on our website once the census data are received and the Commission adopts the final schedule.

Click here to tell the California Citizens Redistricting Commission everything they need to know about your community in 3 easy steps.

Click here to download a communities of interest testimony template.

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