Redistricting Information

We Are Accepting Applications For The Adhoc Citizens Advisory Commission Through March 12, 2021

The Commission will include 11 registered voters:

  • 1 member from each District selected by the Board Member (5 members)
  • 1 member from each District selected at random (5 members)
  • 1 member selected at random from remaining qualified applicants


  • Be a registered voter
  • Be a County resident
  • Not be an elected official or family member, staff member, or paid campaign staff of an elected official of Stanislaus County

As for the time commitment for the citizen commission, we anticipate a minimum of:

  • 1 4-hour training orientation
  • 4 public hearing meetings (approximately 2 hours each)
  • Approximately 20 additional hours for related meetings and outreach

Therefore, at minimum, commission members should expect a time commitment of approximately 40 hours. Because of the pandemic, most, if not all, of correspondence, meetings, and outreach will be done virtually.

Formal appointment will be made on March 30, 2021. Persons interested in applying for a position on the AdHoc Citizen Advisory Redistricting Commission may submit their completed application to the Clerk of the Board in person or by mail, email, or fax to:

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1010 10th Street, Suite 6700
Modesto, CA 95354
Fax: 209-525-4420
Email: moc.ytnuoCnatS@lgnik

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each board member represents about the same number of constituents. In Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing supervisorial districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the County, the redistricting process must be completed by December 15, 2021

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member. The Board of Supervisors will seek input in selecting the next district map for our supervisorial districts. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Supervisors how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:

  • geographically contiguous districts (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next)
  • the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division
  • geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party