California citizens keep their power to draw the lines that will define election districts for the next ten years. The State’s voters said a resounding YES! to the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Both Proposition 27 – retaining the Commission – and Proposition 20 – expanding the Commission’s responsibilities – passed by a remarkably uniform approximately 60% of the vote across all counties. Commission: we the people support you!
California’s first Citizens Redistricting Commission is a 14-member Commission charged with redrawing California’s Senate, Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and now Congressional districts based on information gathered during the 2010 census. The Commission must draw the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts in conformity with strict, nonpartisan rules designed to create districts of relatively equal population that will provide fair representation for all Californians. Congressional districts shall achieve population equality as nearly as is practicable according to Proposition 20.
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