Shut-offs force deadline extension for California’s redistricting committee

SACRAMENTO — The California State Auditor has extended the deadline for applications to the 2020 Redistricting Commission, as Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.’s power shutoffs have affected Californians’ ability to apply online. The new deadline is Sunday, Oct. 20, before midnight.

The supplemental application period was previously set to close on Oct. 13. The process is open to qualifying applicants who submitted an online application during the initial application period.

“Due to the unprecedented power outages, which have left roughly a million Californians without power, and several fires, we are extending the supplemental application deadline,” said Elaine M. Howle, California auditor. “We recognize these are historic and difficult times and we want to ease the burdens for those who are experiencing power outages.”

Howle said her office has received many calls from potential applicants who are concerned that they will not be able to meet the deadline due to circumstances beyond their control. The commission is responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the state’s congressional, state senate, state assembly and state Board of Equalization districts.

“Rather than make all of those affected by the power outages and fires submit requests for reconsideration, we believe extending the deadline … is the right thing to do,” Howle said.

Supplemental applications are submitted online, and more information can be found at or by calling 1-833-421-7550.

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