Redistricting is the process of adjusting lines of voting districts in accordance with population shifts. In California, cities, counties, and other public agencies must rebalance the population of their districts every ten years after the release of the US Census Data to ensure equal representation.

All district lines must be reviewed to meet strict state, federal and local requirements to ensure a fair and transparent process. The City of Martinez must follow the California FAIR MAPS Act, the federal Voting Rights Act, and the City’s Resolution 21, which established the Independent Redistricting Commission.