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SF’s Electoral Map is About to Get Carved Up

Apply by June 1 for appointment to one of three open seats on the Redistricting Task Force
By - posted 4/30/2021 No Comment

The San Francisco Elections Commission is inviting residents to apply for appointment to one of three open seats on the Redistricting Task Force that will help make decisions on how to redraw lines for Board of Supervisor districts.

The nine-member task force has three appointees from the Board of Supervisors, three by the mayor, and three by the Elections Commission, which oversees public elections in the city and sets general policies for its Department of Elections.

Task force members will work with an outside consultant on balancing population counts in each district based on new U.S. Census numbers and can make adjustments based on input at public meetings, according to the Elections Commission.

The task force will complete its work by April 15, 2022, after starting no earlier than this August. To apply, a person must be a San Francisco resident age 18 or older who has not been a candidate for political office or paid by a campaign in the past five years, has general knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and geography, has a flexible schedule to attend meetings, and has no conflict of interest with the city or its elected officials.

People can complete the application on the Elections Commission website. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog. The deadline to apply has been extended to 5 p.m. on June 1.

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