Every decade, counties redraw district maps for their communities. Stanislaus County is working with the community to make sure the current redistricting process is guided by transparency, bipartisanship, and public input to ensure the new map reflects the will of voters, allows for competitive county elections, and fairly represents all communities. Stanislaus County is seeking participation in upcoming community workshops and public hearings.
Redistricting is the process by which Supervisorial District boundaries are drawn. Pursuant to Elections Code, following each federal decennial census, and using the census as a basis, the Board of Supervisors adjusts the boundaries of any or all of the supervisorial districts of the county so that the supervisorial districts shall be substantially equal in population as required by the United States Constitution. The new boundaries of the Supervisorial Districts will be adopted by the Board this fall.
Earlier this year, Stanislaus County established an Ad Hoc Citizen Advisory Redistricting Commission to guide the process and make recommendations regarding the new district map. Public input is encouraged throughout the coming months of September to December during the redistricting process. The public workshops and hearings will result in updated drafts of the five Supervisorial districts, which will be formally decided upon later this year. The process must be completed by Dec. 15, 2021.
Locally, a Pre-Draft Community Workshop is scheduled at the Oakdale Public Library, 151 S. First Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For additional information and meeting details, review the County’s Redistricting website at http://www.stancounty.com/redistricting/.