Every ten years, after the census, district lines are redrawn at all levels of government. District lines can be drawn to amplify some voices while muting others. How district boundaries are determined affects whether your community will have a fair representation in the legislative body of your jurisdiction, e.g. Board of Supervisors, City Council, for the next 10 years. Being in a district with people who have similar interests makes it easier to elect people who understand your shared perspectives and needs.
Click here to register for a Webinar organized by the League of Women Voters to learn about the new Redistricting Commission and the process.
San Jose Redistricting
The San Jose Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings from August 7, 2021 to September 18, 2021 to receive testimony from community members about communities of interest (COI). You can provide public testimony in one of three ways.
- Email your Community of Interest Survey Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail or drop off a hard copy to the City Council at 200 E Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95113
- Provide Public Comments at the hearings via Zoom, calling in, or attending in-person. There is one hearing for each City Council district. Click here for schedule.
Santa Clara County Supervisorial Redistricting
The 15-member Advisory Commission (3 from each supervisorial district) will hold virtual public hearings and mapping sessions, collect community input, and recommend to the Board of Supervisors an updated placement of the supervisorial district boundaries.
Attend one of two informational sessions to learn about Santa Clara County redistricting: