Every ten years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed.
State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. Ventura is asking for your help to plan, draw, and redivide new City districts.
The maps define the seven Ventura district borders, and impact how residents elect Council Members for the next 10 years.
The primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements.
The City of Ventura has approved a final version of the 2022 City Council District Map. The map was officially adopted at the City Council Meeting on March 21, 2022.
The City consists of seven districts, each represented by one Councilmember, who serve a four-year term. The new district map modifies the boundaries of District 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7. District 2 has been extended in parts of District 3 and 4 on the hillsides. Parts of District 7 have been shifted into District 3 and District 6.
District elections alternate every two years, with Councilmembers serving four-year terms. This year, Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 will be up for election on November 8, 2022. Elections for Districts 2, 3, and 7 will take place in 2024.