Every 10 years, Desert Community College District and other public agencies that elect their officers by geographical areas are required to review the boundaries of those districts and determine whether they need to be adjusted to incorporate new population data from the most recent U.S. Census.
The process, known as redistricting, ensures the districts are as nearly equal in population as possible. In some cases, the population remains balanced, and no map update is necessary. But if the local population has grown or shifted significantly, a map update is required.
Redistricting is a public process that includes input from community meetings, a Citizen’s Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees. The District is legally required to complete the process and adopt new representation maps by March 1, 2022.
Any boundary adjustments would be effective starting with the November 8, 2022, District election, and would be used for trustee elections until the next Census.