This week, California’s Citizens Redistribution Commission took a major step forward in a process that helps shape who represents state residents in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento.
The commission released its draft plan for how state districts for the US House of Representatives, state Senate, and legislature should be adjusted to accommodate changing populations. By law, district boundaries have to be redrawn every 10 years after the US Census.
Use the maps below to see how the congressional, state senate, and assembly districts you are in will change from their current size under the draft plan.
Some districts did not change much, but others now include more liberal or conservative communities than before. This could have major implications for the people chosen to represent each region once the new maps go into effect.
The release of the draft maps on Wednesday, November 10, began a 14-day public comment period. The map could also face legal challenges. They are likely to change – possibly significantly – by the time they are finalized, which is due by the December 27 deadline.
To learn more about the redistribution process and how to submit comments, visit WeDrawTheLinesCA.org.