Local Government

Redistricting Draft Maps Now Available for Comment

Article Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sacramento County is seeking community input on draft maps proposing new district lines in Sacramento County. The draft maps can be viewed on the County’s Redistricting Webpage.

(editor’s note: Pleasantly, all three options keep Rio Linda in District 4. Options NDC202 and NDC203 will keep Rio Linda intact, meaning that all of Rio Linda will be within District4, unlike today where some of Rio Linda is a part of District 1.)

The Board of Supervisors will review, discuss and provide staff direction on possible revisions to the draft maps, taking into consideration the public’s input in the process.

The County is encouraging all interested stakeholders to provide their input on these draft maps in any of the following ways:

  • Send written comments by email to redistricting@saccounty.net
  • Draw boundary line maps using these tools
  • Attend a Board of Supervisors meeting or virtual workshop and provide public testimony

Upcoming Board Meetings/Workshops

  • November 2, 6:05 p.m., Board of Supervisors Meeting (First Round Draft Maps)
  • November 16, 6:05 p.m. Board of Supervisors Meeting (Second Round Draft Maps)
  • November 17, 2 p.m., Board of Supervisors Meeting (Second Round Draft Maps)
  • December 7, 2 p.m., Board of Supervisors Meeting (Final Adoption of Map​)

Visit Sacramento County’s redistricting webpage for information about redistricting, including the redistricting process, written public testimony, a timeline, and more.

Every ten years, following the Census count, the resulting census data is used to geographically define electoral districts, at all levels of government, through a process called redistricting. Redistricting ensures that each of the electoral district boundaries has about the same number of people and comply with the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Redistricting is important because it determines which neighborhoods and communities will be grouped together for the purposes of electing a Board member.

Sacramento County residents are encouraged to participate in the redistricting process. Residents can sign up for Redistricting news stories, information, and upcoming meetings via email or text. People can also view past and upcoming meetings at the Redistricting Meetings webpage and are encouraged to check in for additional upcoming workshops and hearings.


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