2021 Redistricting

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Process

Every ten years, public agencies use new data from the United States Census to redraw the district lines of elected representatives to reflect how local populations have changed. The Napa County Election Division will be participating in this process in 2021 along with other local public agencies. The parameters for this process are set through California's Fair Maps Act.

District lines must be adjusted to make sure each district has as equal a population as possible. Other criteria for consideration include the cohesiveness, contiguity, and compactness of the district territory, and addressing communities of interest.

The Napa County Election Division is working with the Napa County Board of Education, the Napa Valley College, and the City of Napa to provide maximum opportunity for public engagement in this decennial process. Efforts at the state level by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) as well as the Napa Valley Unified School District will also be occurring simultaneously. All Californians are welcome to "draw the lines" to help define the future of their communities.

Workshops

Workshops allowing for community participation in this process will be scheduled and posted on this web page. We will be utilizing an online mapping tool, DistrictR, which will allow interested members of the public to suggest possible district boundaries.

When Supervisor Districts Take Effect

On December 13, 2021, following a five month redistricting process, the Napa County Board of Supervisors adjusted district boundaries using 2020 US Census data to make sure the districts have equally balanced population. These “new” districts take effect with the June 2022 primary elections and will remain in effect until new census data are released in 2030.

Because terms of office for supervisors are staggered, candidates will run and voters will vote in “new” Napa County Districts 1 and 3 in the June 7, 2022 primary election. The successful candidates in the “new” Districts 1 and 3 take office on January 2, 2023. Candidates will run and voters will vote in “new” Napa County Districts 2, 4, and 5 in the March 5, 2024 primary election. Successful candidates in “new” Districts 2, 4 and 5 take office on January 6, 2025.  

The “old” supervisor districts remain in effect until the end of the term of that supervisor. Supervisors continue to represent their “old district” until their successor takes office in the “new district” following the next election.

Example: “old” District 1 losing territory:  A portion of “old District 1” in Browns Valley became part of “new District 2” for election purposes. Residents in that portion of old District 1 are now in new District 2 and will vote for supervisor in March 2024 when “new” District 2 is on the ballot. The current supervisor for “old District 1” will continue to represent that area until the successful candidate in “new District 1” takes office in January 2023.

Example: “new” District 1 gaining territory:  A portion of “old District 5” west of the Napa River and south of Imola became part of “new District 1.” Residents in that portion of “old District 5” are now in “new” District 1 and will vote for supervisor in June 2022. The current supervisor for “old District 5” will continue to represent that area until the successful candidate in “new District 1” takes office in January 2023.

Residents who go to https://app.countyofnapa.org/VoterInfo will see the “new” districts to learn whether they will be receiving a ballot in June 2022 because they are in “new” Districts 1 and 3; or if they will have to wait until March 2024 because they are in “new” districts 2, 4, and 5.

Residents who want to see who represents them until January 2023 should go to Find My Board of Supervisor District. Once new supervisors take office in January 2023, both links will lead to the five “new” districts.

Mapping Tool

Consolidated Redistricting Calendar

Napa County Supervisor District Workshops

September 16, 2021 - Multi-Agency Kick-Off Meeting

October 21, 2021 - Redistricting Workshop

November 2, 2021 - Redistricting Workshop

November 16, 2021 - Draft Map Public Hearing

December 7, 2021 - Final Map Public Hearing - Rescheduled

December 13, 2021 - Final Map Public Hearing

Community of Interest

A Community of Interest (COI) is a group of people that: share common social or economic interests, live in a geographically definable area, and should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation in future elections.

There are some communities of interest that are considered “protected classes” in that they have rights through state or federal civil rights or voting rights laws. Some examples of protected classes in districting would be ethnic and racial minorities such as a concentration of Latinx, Asian, or African American people.

There are other potential COI that can also be considered in Redistricting, such as: people with disabilities, senior citizens, college students, people who live in a particular neighborhood, or even people who share concerns such as parents with young children, bicycle enthusiasts, topic interest group, etc.

COI does not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

Define your Community of Interest by completing our online form or downloading a paper copy.

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Redistritación 2021

Proceso 

Cada diez años, las agencias públicas utilizan nuevos datos del censo de los Estados Unidos para volver a trazar las líneas de distrito de representantes electos para reflejar cómo han cambiado las poblaciones locales. La División de Elecciones del Condado de Napa participará en este proceso en 2021 junto con otras agencias locales. Los parámetros para este proceso se establecen a través de la Ley de Mapas Justos de California. 

Las líneas de distrito deben ajustarse para asegurarse de que cada distrito tenga la misma población posible. Otros criterios a considerar incluyen la cohesión, contigüidad y compacidad del territorio del distrito y dirigirse a las comunidades de interés.

La División de Elecciones del Condado de Napa está trabajando con la Junta de Educación del Condado de Napa, el Napa Valley College y la Ciudad de Napa para brindar la máxima oportunidad de participación pública en este proceso decenal. Esfuerzos a nivel estatal de la Comisión de Redistribución de Distritos de Ciudadanos de California, (CRC) así como el Distrito Escolar Unido de Napa Valley también se llevarán a cabo simultáneamente. Todos los californianos son bienvenidos a "trazar las líneas" para ayudar a definir el futuro de sus comunidades.

Talleres de trabajo

Los talleres que permitan la participación de la comunidad en este proceso se programarán y publicarán en esta página web. Utilizaremos una herramienta de mapeo en línea, DistrictR, que permitirá a los miembros interesados del público sugerir posibles límites del distrito. 

Herramienta de mapeo

Calendario consolidado de redistribución de distritos

Ver PDF

Talleres del distrito de supervisores del condado de Napa

16 de septiembre de 2021 - Reunión inicial de varias agencias

21 de octubre de 2021 - Taller de redistribución de distritos

2 de noviembre de 2021 - Taller de redistribución de distritos

16 de noviembre de 2021 - Proyecto de Mapa de Audiencia Pública

7 de diciembre de 2021 - Audiencia Pública del mapa Final - Reprogramados

13 de diciembre de 2021 - Audiencia Pública del mapa Final

Comunidad de Interés

Una comunidad de interés  es un grupo de personas que: comparten intereses sociales o económicos comunes, viven en un área geográficamente definida, y debe incluirse dentro de un solo distrito a los efectos de una representación justa y eficaz en las elecciones futuras.

Hay algunas comunidades de interés (COI) que se consideran "clases protegidas" porque tienen derechos a través de leyes estatales o federales de derechos civiles o de derecho al voto. Algunos ejemplos de clases protegidas en distritos serían las minorías étnicas y raciales, como una concentración de latinos, asiáticos o afroamericanos.

Hay otros COI potenciales que también se pueden considerar en los distritos, como: personas con discapacidades, personas de la tercera edad, estudiantes universitarios, personas que viven en un vecindario en particular o incluso personas que comparten inquietudes, como padres con niños pequeños, entusiastas de la bicicleta, grupos de interés por temas, etc.

COI no incluye relaciones con partidos políticos, titulares o candidatos políticos.

Defina su comunidad de interés completando nuestro formulario en línea o descargando una copia impresa.