Redistricting News Archive

This page was published in 2012. For the latest i​nformation, and final di​strict maps, ​visit
the California Citizens Redistricting Commission site at

The Citizens Redistricting Commission was established when voters approved Proposition 11, the Voters First Act redistricting initiative, in November 2008. The CalChamber-supported reform measure allows the citizens of California—rather than the legislators—to draw legislative districts, thereby eliminating the conflict of interest in the current system. This process makes California a national leader in redistricting reform.

The 2012 elections will be the first to reflect the redrawing of districts that will be in place through 2020.


​Related Top Stories

03/02/2015 -  U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Arizona Redistricting Case
01/27/2015 - 3 Former California Governors Back Independent Redistricting
01/26/2015 - California Chamber of Commerce, Former Governors Deukmejian, Wilson, Schwarzenegger and Charles T. Munger, Jr., and Bill Mundell File Amicus Brief in Arizona Redistricting Case​
11/09/2012 - CalChamber-Supported Candidates Win
08/02/2012 - CalChamber Signs Ballot Arguments Supporting Proposition 40
08/19/2011 - Citizens Commission Adopts New Maps
06/16/2011 - CalChamber Urges Businesses to Comment on Draft Redistricting Maps
06/10/2011 - Draft Redistricting Maps to Be Released Today
04/19/2011 - CalChamber Urges Business to Comment on Redrawing of State’s Political Districts
11/23/2010 - Members of Citizens Redistricting Commission Selected
11/10/2010 - Voters Keep Redistricting Commission, Extend Authority for Congressional Remaps
03/29/2010 - CalChamber Takes Positions on Initiatives
02/09/2010 - State Auditor Extends Application Deadline for Citizens Redistricting Commission
01/08/2010 - State Auditor Reminds Businesses About Applying for Citizens Redistricting Commission
12/21/2009 - Citizens Redistricting Commission Now Accepting Applications
10/22/2009 - State Auditor Encourages Business Interest in Citizens Redistricting Commission
10/14/2009 - CalChamber Public Affairs to Host Webcast on Redistricting Commission Featuring State Auditor
12/22/2008 - Final Results Certify Passage of Prop. 11 Redistricting Reform
11/05/2008 - California Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers
10/28/2008 - Yes on Prop. 11 Radio Ads Airing Statewide
09/25/2008 - CalChamber President Urges Californians to Support Proposition 11
09/02/2008 - CalChamber, Coalition Back Proposition 11 to Make Politicians Accountable to Voters
01/15/2008 - CalChamber Urges Members to Register to Vote for February Election
12/21/2007 - CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose Proposition 93