General Timeline/Calendar

The formal process of submitting proposed district boundaries for the County of Orange Board of Supervisors will begin after the U.S. Census Bureau releases the Public Law (P.L.) 94-171 Redistricting Data file that is required to be used in redistricting processes. This process has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic:
https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html

The U.S. Census Bureau will provide a legacy format of the P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data file to all states by August 16, 2021 and the official release of the P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data is expected by September 30, 2021.
https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/rdo/summary-files.html

The legacy format of the P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data will be processed by the California Statewide Database (https://statewidedatabase.org/), which will then redistribute the incarcerated population in California as required by California Elections code § 21500 (a) (2)—this process is expected to take about 30 days. The redistricting data file with the redistributed incarcerated population that is required to be used in the County of Orange Board of Supervisors redistricting process is anticipated to be available by the end of September 2021.

Until the U.S. Census Bureau releases the Redistricting data in August 2021 and the California Statewide Database completes the redistribution of the incarcerated population, those wishing to submit comments on the County of Orange Board of Supervisors redistricting process may submit comments to redistricting@ocgov.com.

This page will be updated as new information is available.
 

Draft Timeline (subject to change per redistricting data release adjustments)

December 8, 2020 Board approved Redistricting Services Contract
February 23, 2021 Board approved plan for redistricting process
April 26, 2021 U.S. Census provided apportionment counts to the President
May 25, 2021 Board approved redistricting software
June 2021 County launches redistricting website
June 22, 2021 Board meeting presentation on 2021 Redistricting Process (fulfills AB 849 requirement for one public hearing before the board draws a draft map or maps of the proposed supervisorial district boundaries)
July 27, 2021 Board considers approval of the Public Participation Plan
July – August 2021

Public Workshops and Meetings

Public meetings and workshops will be held to provide information on the redistricting process and receive comments including those regarding communities of interest.

  • July: Hold virtual meeting with community-based organizations, government entities, media, and other trusted messengers to promote redistricting involvement by the public.
  • July 21 & 28: OC Registrar of Voters’ (OC ROV) Redistricting Academy held on two days with four sessions.
  • August: 5 proposed evening workshops – one in each supervisorial district to be coordinated through each Supervisorial district.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021,
6 – 8 p.m.
Public Workshop and Meeting: Mission Viejo City Council Chambers
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Vietnamese Flyer | Korean Flyer | Chinese Flyer
Wednesday, August 4, 2021,
6 – 8 p.m.
Public Workshop and Meeting: Freedom Hall, Mile Square Park
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Vietnamese Flyer | Korean Flyer | Chinese Flyer
Thursday, August 5, 2021,
6 – 8 p.m.
Public Workshop and Meeting: City of Orange Council Chambers
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Vietnamese Flyer | Korean Flyer | Chinese Flyer
Wednesday, August 11, 2021,
6 – 8 p.m.
Public Workshop and Meeting: Fullerton Community Center Grand Hall
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Vietnamese Flyer | Korean Flyer | Chinese Flyer
Thursday, August 12, 2021,
6 – 8 p.m.
Public Workshop and Meeting: Coast Community College District Office
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Vietnamese Flyer | Korean Flyer | Chinese Flyer
By August 16, 2021 Federal government to release Legacy-format P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data file; same data as P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data, but it requires substantive additional processing for use.
End September 2021 Statewide Database (SWDB) to process and release P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data, adjusted for incarcerated individuals, to counties approximately 30 days after the release of the Legacy-format P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data file.
By Sept. 30, 2021 Federal government to formally release all P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data to the public, states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
October 4-15, 2021 Estimated public submission period of proposed maps based on P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data adjusted for incarcerated individuals.
November 2, 2021 Board presents draft map(s) at a public hearing (Board Meeting).
November 9, 2021 Second Public Hearing regarding any possible map revisions.
November 16, 2021 Board meeting/Public Hearing to select map for preparation of ordinance (if necessary).
November 17 – December 1, 2021 OC Survey prepares legal descriptions for ordinance.
December 7, 2021 Board considers First reading of redistricting ordinance/maps.
December 14, 2021 Board considers Second reading of redistricting ordinance/maps.
December 15, 2021 Statutory deadline for Board to approve redistricting ordinance maps for June 7, 2022 Primary Election.
June 7, 2022 Primary Election with updated maps.