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Redistricting Results & Challenges
March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The “one person, one vote” doctrine requires electoral districts to be apportioned according to population – making each district roughly equal in population. To accomplish this, every ten years we redraw the district lines on our public offices using data gleaned from the Census. This effort is now being completed all over the U.S., and Contra Costa County is no exception. How were these efforts managed? Were citizens invited to participate in their own representation? What are Communities of Interest? Were Communities of Interest held together or diluted? What did agencies that “redistricted themselves” do to keep from giving preferential treatment to incumbents?
Join us to learn from a panel of experts moderated by Gail Murray, former BART Board Director. Panelists include St. Mary’s College Politics Professor Stephen Woolpert; Helen Hutchison, past President LWV California; President of the California Electoral Commission Russell Yee; and Kristin Nimmers, Policies and Campaign Manager for the California Black Census and Redistricting Hub.