Sign at San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa. Photo by Ken Stone

The California State Auditor reported an uptick in applications by eligible individuals interested in serving on the next 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission and has extended the deadline for applications to Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

To date, 13,735 applications have been submitted. The commission is tasked with redrawing Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts. 

“We’ve been closely monitoring applications since the initial application period opened on June 10th, and we have seen a steady stream of applications submitted,” said Elaine M. Howle, California state auditor. “But over the last several days we received an uptick in applications, including a one-day period in which we received more than 1,000 applications.

“This leads me to believe many more Californians who are learning more about redistricting  and are developing an interest in the opportunity may now want to take advantage of the chance to draw California’s Congressional and State Legislative district lines. That is why I am extending the application period which will now close on Monday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.,” she said.

Applicants must submit an application online at shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov. The application takes just minutes to complete.

For more information about application data, eligibility requirements, or to apply to be a member of the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission, please visit shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov or call (833) 421-7550. 

For more information on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission application and selection process, please visit ShapeCaliforniasFuture.auditor.ca.gov

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