Application to help redraw state’s districts closes next week

SACRAMENTO — The 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission is seeking applications until Monday, which leaves only a few days left for interested residents to submit an application.

More than 17,000 people have already applied to serve on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission which be comprised of 14 members. In 2008, Californians passed the Voters FIRST Act authorizing the creation of an independent redistricting commission responsible for redrawing the lines of each district.

The commission will include five Democrats, five Republicans and four who are either registered without, or independent of, any political party.

The initial application is the first step in the process for becoming a member of the commission. A second application will be distributed to eligible applicants.

Applications are online at

“We are asking eligible applicants not to delay any longer,” said California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle in a press release. “I urge you to take up this once in a decade opportunity to be part of one of California’s most important processes — redrawing the lines of California’s congressional and state electoral districts.”

For information about eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the website or call 833-421–7550. Follow the commission on Facebook and Twitter at @ShapeCAFuture.

View Original Publication: Riverside Press-Enterprise