In November 2008, voters approved Proposition 11—the Voters FIRST Act (Act). The Act authorizes the creation of the new 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission (commission). This commission will be responsible for drawing the district lines for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization. For the text of the Voters FIRST Act, click here. The State Auditor adopted two sets of regulations implementing provisions of the Act. The first set of regulations generally governing the application process was adopted on November 6, 2009. The second set of regulations relates to how the first eight commissioners will select the remaining six.
What is the Voters First Act for Congress?
The Voters FIRST Act for Congress (Proposition 20), approved by voters November 2010, added the responsibility of drawing Congressional districts to the Commission. For the text of the Voters FIRST Act for Congress, click here.