California Common Cause has worked to bring independent, community-led redistricting to jurisdictions across California. We sponsored legislation that allowed cities and counties to adopt their own independent redistricting commission, established standardized redistricting criteria to keep communities together, and expanded community access and participation in the redistricting process. With the redistricting cycle underway in California, we are developing resources to educate community groups, local jurisdictions, and members of the public about the process, including overviews of requirements & best practices and materials to help engage communities in their local redistricting process. This page will be updated over the course of 2021 with materials from Common Cause and our partners to support you and your engagement in the redistricting process.

Contact RedistrictingCA@commoncause.org for more redistricting information.

Please note: Local redistricting timelines in California may be adjusted by further legislation in response to the Census Bureau’s announcement of its updated Census data delivery schedule.

Redistricting Materials Made By  California Common Cause

Local Redistricting 101 Fact Sheet
Local Redistricting Checklist: Requirements and Best Practices
Local Redistricting 2021 Legal Guide - ACLU and Common Cause
School Board & Special District Redistricting Requirements
Template for Community of Interest Testimony
Train-the-Trainer PowerPoint: Local Redistricting in California 101
Roadmap for Local Redistricting in California: New Legal Requirements and Best Practices
California City & County Redistricting: New Timing Requirements and Deadlines
We Draw the Lines: A Comprehensive Guide to Redistricting Rules & How to Get Involved

Redistricting Workshop: Mapping, Demographics, & the Law (April 6, 2021)

Redistricting Workshop for Cities & Counties (January 28, 2021)