Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Mid-Week Edition): Out & About in California

It is the dawn of the Census here in the United States.    One of the key things it will determine is Representation.   Our home state of California is at the forefront of making this process non-partisan. This is an update from California on this as we urge other states to consider what has been done here in California: 

The California State Auditor is tracking applicant demographic data on a daily basis by gender, ethnicity, political party, region, and county. Here are the latest results:

As of Monday, August 5 at 6:00 a.m.
Total Initial Applications Submitted: 13,735
Tentatively Eligible Applicants: 11,662
Updated Citizens Redistricting Commission application data is available to the public at

About the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

Every ten years, after the federal government publishes updated census information, California must redraw the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts. In 2008, California voters passed the Voters FIRST Act authorizing the creation of an independent Commission comprised of 14 members. The 2020 Commission will include five Democrats, five Republicans, and four who are either registered without, or “independent” of, any political party (decline-to-state or no party preference) or with another party. The Commission is responsible for drawing the lines of each district. The initial application period for new Commission members began on June 10, 2019, and will now run through August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.   

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