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Oakland’s 2020-21 Redistricting Process

Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census, the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District must re-establish the boundaries for City Council and School Board Member Districts. Beginning in 2020, a 15-member independent Redistricting Commission made up entirely of community members, will set those boundaries in a process that is free from special interests, politics and political influence.

Apply to be on the Screening Panel



In November 2014, the Oakland electorate approved a ballot measure creating an independent Redistricting Commission and Screening Panel that will re-draw the boundary lines for City Council Districts and Oakland Unified Board Member Districts following the U.S. Census.

The Screening Panel will be formed in late-2019 and will review applications for individuals applying to serve on the Redistricting Commission. The application period for the Screening Panel is now open and closes on September 30, 2019.

The Redistricting Commission must be established by September 1, 2020, and will be responsible for approving the final boundary lines no later than December 31, 2021. The application period for the Redistricting Commission will open in December 2019 and close on April 1, 2020.

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Map location for Oakland’s 2020-21 Redistricting Process, located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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