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California Common Cause leads the way in ending redistricting abuse at the state and local level. We’ve worked hard to end partisan gerrymandering across the state because we believe that voters’ — not politicians’ — interests should come first.

About the LA County Citizens Redistricting Commission

The Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) puts the power and responsibility of redistricting into the hands of the people. Los Angeles County is seeking residents to serve on the county’s first-ever redistricting commission, tasked with redrawing the Board of Supervisors districts that will last for the next decade.

Residents of Los Angeles County can apply to serve as a local commissioner today. LA County Citizens Redistricting Commissioners will take the lead on the local redistricting process by considering public input, analyzing Census data, and directing the line-drawing process.

To find out if you’re eligible and access the application, visit LA County’s Redistricting website. The deadline to apply to the LA County CRC has been extended to Tuesday, September 8th.

You can also contact us at california@commoncause.org if you have questions about the LA County CRC.

Join a Webinar to Learn More about the LA County Redistricting Commission

California Common Cause is hosting a series of webinars with its partners to share more about the LA County Redistricting Commission, why independent redistricting is important, and how you can get involved as an LA County Redistricting Commissioner. We will also share details about the application and selection process. Register for one of the below webinars.

The webinar series has now concluded. Watch a recording of our webinar with NALEO Educational Fund and the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk:

Shape LA County's Future with the LA County Citizens Redistricting Commission

LIVE: Learn more about how you can play a lead role in ensuring LA County has a fair, inclusive, and transparent redistricting process. Los Angeles County is seeking residents to serve on its first-ever Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC), which is tasked with redrawing Board of Supervisors districts that will last for the next decade. Deadline to apply is August 31. NALEO Educational Fund L.A. County Registrar-Recorder

Posted by California Common Cause on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

FAQ about the LA County CRC

(1) Who can serve on the CRC?
You can apply for the CRC if you:
• Are a resident of Los Angeles County;
• Have been continuously registered to vote in Los Angeles for the past five years;
• Have not changed your political party affiliation within the past five years;
• Have voted in at least one of the last three statewide elections (e.g. June 2018, November 2018, March 2020);
• Do not have any disqualifying conflicts of interest; and
• Your family does not have any disqualifying conflicts of interest.

(2) How will members of the CRC be selected?
All applications received by the RR/CC will be reviewed to determine if the applicant is eligible to serve as a member. Once the RR/CC has reviewed all of the applications, it will select 60 of the “most qualified” applicants and publicize the names for at least 30 days. The RR/CC will divide all applicants into subpools for each Supervisorial district. At a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors, the Auditor-Controller will conduct a random drawing
and select five commissioners, one per Supervisorial district, and three additional commissioners from the remaining pool of applicants. The eight selected commissioners shall review and appoint the remaining six commissioners to form a fourteen-member commission.

(3) See below for guidance and examples that may assist with answering questions under item #12 in the application. The examples listed here are not intended to be the only types of experience and background information that may be listed, however, only serve as a guide to assist applicants with  completing the application.

a) “I possess experience demonstrating analytical skills relevant to the redistricting process and voting rights.”
This may include, but is not limited to, any experiences where you used or developed skills that could apply when facilitating public meetings, analyzing data, working with maps, or any other tasks involved in the redistricting process.
b) “I am able to understand and apply applicable state and federal legal requirements dealing with redistricting and voting rights.”
This may include, but is not limited to, any experiences reading, analyzing, and applying laws and regulations in your work or otherwise.
c) “I possess experience demonstrating impartiality.”
This may include, but is not limited to, times you demonstrated fairness and high integrity or when you had to set aside your personal views to achieve a common goal.
d) “I appreciate the diverse demographics and geography of the County of Los Angeles because of the following reasons.”
This may include, but is not limited to, examples of how you have shown appreciation for Los Angeles County’s racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, economic, and/or geographic diversity.

To see more FAQs about the LA County CRC, visit LA County’s official FAQ document here.

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