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What is redistricting?

Redistricting is the process of redefining the geographic boundaries of individual election units, such as supervisorial districts. It is the process by which local government ensures that one person’s vote carries the same weight as that of any other person. The County of Santa Barbara is governed by a legislative Board of Supervisors, who are elected into office from one of five (5) districts.  Federal and State law requires the Board of Supervisors to adjust the boundaries of these legislative districts at least every ten years to make certain that districts are as nearly as equal in population.

Watch the Redistricting Public Service Announcement 


Board Adopted Plan from August 2, 2011 Board Meeting

Board Adopted August 9, 2011 Supervisorial Districts Boundary Shapefile for Download (zip file)


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