Local Redistricting References and Resources

Local Redistricting Process

Common acronyms that may be used on this website

BOS - Board of Supervisors

CAO - County Administrative Officer

CDD - Community Development Department

COB - Clerk of the Board

COI - Community of Interest

ROV - Registrar of Voters

RPM - Redistricting  Project Manager

RPT - Redistricting Project Team

BC - Butte County

VRA - Voting Rights Act

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What District are you in? 
A: Enter your address into this Butte County Supervisorial District map to learn what District you live in. 

Q: How can a member of the public get involved with the redistricting process
A: The public is invited to attend all public hearings of the BOS. The public is also invited to submit comments, communities of interest, and redistricting plans. See the Participate page for further details and hearing schedule.

Q: What is a "community of interest"?
A: A "community of interest" is a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single supervisorial district for purposes of its effective and fair representation.  CA ELEC § 21500(c)(2)

Q: What is not a "community of interest"?
A: Communities of interest do not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates. CA ELEC § 21500(c)(2)

Q: Will this site still be accessible after the adoption of new supervisorial district boundaries?
A: Yes. California law requires the County to maintain an internet website dedicated to redistricting for at least 10 years. CA ELEC § 21508(g)

Q: Who will ultimately determine the new supervisorial district boundaries?
A: The BOS will ultimately adopt the new supervisorial district boundaries.

Relevant Statutes and Legislation

Federal 

U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment, ratified July 9, 1868

52 U.S. Code Subtitle I - Voting Rights
-Voting Rights Act of 1965, PL 89-110, approved August 6, 1965
-Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1970, PL 91-285, approved June 22, 1970
-Voting Rights Act Amendments of  1975, PL 94-73, approved August 6, 1975
-Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1982, PL 97-205, approved June 29, 1982
-Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992, PL 102-344, approved August 26, 1992
-Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, PL 109-246, approved July 27, 2006

Public Law 94-171, regarding U.S. Census Bureau Redistricting Data, approved December 23, 1975

State

California Elections Code Section 21100 et seq.

California Elections Code Section 21500 et seq.

California Assembly Bill 849 (Bonta), FAIR MAPS Act, approved October 8, 2019

California Assembly Bill 1276 (Bonta), approved September 18, 2020

(Pending) California Senate Bill 594 (Glazer), introduced February 18, 2021

(Pending) California Senate Bill 443, (Newman), introduced February 16, 2021

DistrictR

Residents are encouraged to participate in the redistricting process by developing and submitting their own redrawn district plans for consideration by the board using the online DistrictR map drawing tool.

Upcoming Events


November 9, 2021: Board Meeting-Map Update