Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura has approved a final version of the City Council District Map. The map was officially adopted at the City Council Meeting on March 21, 2022. The map can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Redistricting.
Due to the new changes in district boundaries, some residents who previously voted in the District 2, 3, and 7 elections will now have the chance to vote again in 2022 as members of District 1, 4, 5, and 6. However, some who were scheduled to vote this year in the District 1, 4, 5, and 6 elections have now been designated within District 2, 3, and 7 boundaries and will not vote until the 2024 election.
Every ten years, cities with by-district elections must use new census data to review and, if necessary, redraw district lines to reflect local population changes. This process ensures that the final map establishes districts that are relatively equal in population to be consistent with the Voters Right Act and Fair Maps Act, legislation guiding the City’s redistricting process.
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.
Once the boundaries are updated on our interactive map, residents will be able to determine which district they reside in by typing their address into the City’s website.
For more information about the City of Ventura’s redistricting process, visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Redistricting.