A great mapping tool now presents the Citizens Redistricting Commission's final certified state maps in a very handy way. Click on Find Your District, enter your zipcode or address and ReDrawCa.org gives you a list of your state Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization and Congressional districts.
ReDrawCA.org is a free website that offers all Californians the ability to research their neighborhoods and communities and draw and share maps of communities or districts.
Many local communities are still doing their redistricting. Usable by both individuals and groups, it’s an excellent tool for generating good visual testimony to redistricting authorities.
ReDrawCA.org was developed by Healthy City, an initiative of Advancement Project, a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement.
The new district maps for state Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization and Congressional districts will be used beginning with the 2012 June and November elections.
Referendum: A referendum challenging the state senate maps has qualified for the November 2012 General Election ballot
"To avoid uncertainty about which maps should be used in 2012 elections",the state Supreme Court has ruled that for the June and November 2012 ballot, the Commission’s certified (8/15/2011) senate district maps will be used.
Did your district lines change for the 2012 elections? Your district numbers may have changed too!
Did your district lines change for the 2012 elections? Your district numbers may have changed too! Find out if you are now in an even numbered state Senate district. If so, and if you were previously in an odd numbered district, voting for state Senate will be DEFERRED.
Every ten years the state must undertake redistricting to reapportion or reallocate districts based on California's current population.
The California Supreme Court recently ruled, "that to avoid uncertainty", while challenges to some of the maps are awaiting signature verification, the Commission's maps will be used in the 2012 elections.
Local governments – cities, special districts and counties – are the entities closest to the people. They all have locally-elected governing boards and provide most of the direct services to citizens. In 1910, the Separation of Sources Act gave specific authority to local governments and the state to collect taxes,set rates and obligations. Today, they have very little control over their financial resources.
Read more about the relationship between state and local finances.
Millions of campaign $$$$$ are flowing everywhere in our elections. Tracking the money path can be challenging because the information is patchy and found in different places. The League of Women Voters can help you find out who is funding political campaigns and how much money is being spent.