Every 10 years, following the completion of the US Census, California's 58 counties are required to review and adjust the lines dividing their supervisorial districts to ensure that the population within each district remains approximately equal and that the districts are compliant with various state and federal laws. This process is known as redistricting. Inyo County is currently engaged in redistricting following the 2020 Census. Here, you will find a variety of information about the redistricting process, including notices of hearings related to redistricting, channels for you to get involved in the process, and draft maps of proposed district lines. Check back often, as this page is frequently updated.
While the idea of redistricting is fairly simple, the process and rules can get complicated. Below are links to various governmental and civic organizations where you can learn more about how redistricting works:
- California Secretary of State
- Common Cause redistricting resources page
- League of Women Voters
- California's state-level redistricting commission
We also encourage you to attend the hearings and workshops held by the County, where staff will be available to answer your questions. You can find a schedule of the County's hearings and workshops by clicking the calendar icon above.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the redistricting process! The input of the residents of Inyo County is a crucial aspect of this process. There are multiple ways for you to make your voice heard.
- Comment in person by attending a redistricting hearing or workshop. Click the calendar icon above to see a schedule of all upcoming hearings and workshops.
- Comment electronically by clicking on the comment icon above.
- Comment via the mail by mailing a written copy of your testimony to Inyo County Clerk of the Board, P.O. Drawer N, Independence, CA 93526.
The Redistricting Commission may adopt maps at any time on or before December 15, 2021. All comments will be considered as long as they are received before the Commission votes on final maps. However, we encourage you to submit your comments as soon as possible--and preferably before November 15--to ensure that the Commission has sufficient time to review and analyze them.
In addition to submitting written comments, you can also submit maps to the County that show the district boundaries that you would like the County to adopt or communities of interest that you believe should remain intact. You can submit maps in any format that you would like, but here are some useful tools that you can use to draw maps:
Remember that drawing a map using these websites does not mean that the map has been submitted to the County. After drawing your map, you must then send it to the County using one of the methods listed above.
Inyo County has also created a GIS-based tool that anyone may use to create a district. You can download your proposed district from this tool in two different formats. GeoJSON is the preferred format for submission to the County, but CSV will work also. If you have questions about this tool, County staff has created a video tutorial.
District 3 Town Hall (November 8, 2021 at 6 pm) - link coming soon
District 1 Town Hall (November 9, 2021 at 6 pm) - link coming soon
Districts 4 and 5 Town Hall (November 10, 2021 at 6 pm) - link coming soon
District 4 Town Hall (November 11, 2021 at 6 pm) - link coming soon