Draw My CA Districts: Online Redistricting Tool

The Commission is accepting public input in the form of district maps. Draw My CA Districts is a free-to-use online tool any member of the public can use to create district maps throughout the state of California and submit those maps directly to the Commission. Draw My CA Districts is available in English and Spanish.

Learn more about California’s redistricting process by visiting the website for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

How the tool works

Draw My CA Districts is a free-to-use online tool that allows users to work with the same geographies and data that the California Redistricting Commission will use to create the final redistricting plans. Users can draw districts on a map while referencing the underlying demographic data associated with their districts, provide commentary on individual districts and their overall plans, and submit their input directly to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission for consideration in the statewide redistricting process.

How you can get help

If you have any questions about using Draw My CA Districts, contact our support team via our instant chat feature on the bottom right-hand corner of the Draw My CA Districts tool, or by calling us at 510-280-3305. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Support staff are also available for virtual and in-person appointments at our Redistricting Access Centers.

For detailed information on using this tool, please visit the Draw My CA Districts User Guide and watch our short video tutorials on how to use our online redistricting access tools.

About California’s Redistricting Process

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is creating California's new State Assembly, State Senate, Congressional, and Board of Equalization districts. The process of creating the new districts happens every 10 years and is called redistricting.

The California Constitution outlines a set of criteria for the Commission when redrawing our statewide districts. These are the criteria, in order of priority:

  1. Districts must be of equal population to comply with the US Constitution.
  2. Districts must comply with the Voting Rights Act to ensure that minorities have an equal opportunity to elect representatives of their choice.
  3. Districts must be drawn contiguously, so that all parts of the district are connected to each other.
  4. Districts must minimize the division of cities, counties, neighborhoods and communities of interest to the extent possible.
  5. Districts should be geographically compact: such that nearby areas of population are not bypassed for a more distant population. This requirement refers to density, not shape. Census blocks cannot be split.
  6. Where practicable each Senate District should be comprised of two complete and adjacent Assembly Districts, and Board of Equalization districts should be comprised of 10 complete and adjacent State Senate Districts.

In addition, the place of residence of any incumbent or political candidate may not be considered in the creation of a map, and districts may not be drawn for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against an incumbent, political candidate, or political party.

Learn more about California’s redistricting process by visiting the California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s website.

Why should you participate?

California’s redistricting process is designed to be transparent, with an emphasis on consideration of public input. Everyone who lives in California is encouraged to participate in the redistricting process by providing input to the Commission about where their community is and/or what they want their districts to look like.

Your input can help the Commission draw new district boundaries that keep your community together, and ensure that your voice is heard by elected leaders making important decisions that impact you!

Learn more about how to participate in the redistricting process.