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Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission

What is the Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission?

The Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission is a commission designed to designate district boundaries for the County of Santa Barbara with the purpose of letting the citizens accurately represent the population every 10 years.

What are the qualifications?

There are 5 main minimum qualifications that each selected candidate must meet:

  1. Be a resident of Santa Barbara County.
  2. Be a registered voter in Santa Barbara County.
  3. Have not changed registered political party within the last five years.
  4. Have voted in Santa Barbara County in at least one of the last three statewide elections.
  5. Must be eligible under the provisions of Elections Code §23003(c).

To see the full list of qualifications, view the official document.

How many members are on the commission and how are they selected?

There are eleven members that will be selected for the commission. The first five of the eleven members will be one from each of the five districts and are selected via random drawing. The next six members will be selected by the first five members from the remaining pool of the 40 most qualified candidates. You can find all of the qualified candidates below separated by district.

To provide feedback on the candidates, send email to

For more information on the Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission, view the official document.