Historically, redistricting has largely been done by state legislators behind closed doors. This guide is updated to include new state laws and recent court decisions that will help shape redistricting in 2011.
The legal handbook, prepared for the Citizens Redistricting Commission by the Bureau of State Audits,contains the details of the applicable California laws and regulations for the formation and duties of the commission.
Redistricting Basics includes definitions of terms used in redistricting, a brief out line of the process and a Redistricting 101 power point. The website links to different regions in the state and includes information about providing input to the commission about communities of interest.
State Auditor, Elaine Howle describes the implementation of the Voters First Act and the transparent process for creating the first Citizens Redistricting Commission in California. She hails and encourages the full public participation of the citizens of California.
The League of Women Voters of the United States signed a statement of Principles for Transparency and Public Participation in Redistricting that wasdeveloped with the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute and members of good government groups.