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Redistricting

Rules and Goals

Federal Laws
  • ​​Substantially Equal Population
  • No Gerrymandering
  • Federal Voting Rights Act​
California Criteria for Counties
  • Geographically Contiguous​
  • Communities of interest, cities, & census designated places kept together as much as possible
  • Use easily identifiable, existing natural or artificial boundaries (rivers, creeks, parks, streets, highways, rail tracks, etc.)
  • Does not bypass one community or area to reach to get to another area​​
Other Traditional Redistricting Principles
  • Respect voters' choices/ avoid head-to-head contests
  • Future population growth
  • Minimizing shifts of voters from 2022 to 2024 elections​
2021 Timeline for Redistricting Work
  • PUBLIC HEARINGS
    • May-September 2021

    Hold public hearings and community workshops about the Redistricting, the process, mapping tools tutorials and other redistricting information.

    Public Comment - Written Testimony

    May-Sept
  • DRAFT MAP PREPARATION AND REVIEW
    • October-November 2021
    Oct-Nov
  • Nov-Dec
    MAP ADOPTION
    • November-December 2021
  • 17 Nov
    FIRST READING
    • December 2021

    First reading of County ordinance adopting final district maps.

  • 07 Dec
    SECOND READING
    • December 2021

    Second reading of County ordinance adopting final district maps.

  • 15 Dec
    FINAL MAPS
    • December 15, 2021

    Deadline for Adoption of Final Maps​.

Current District Maps

Sacramento County has five supervisorial districts, serving residents in the unincorporated areas as well as in the seven incorporated cities within its boundaries. The County covers 984 square miles and is home to 1.5 million residents.