Monterey County Elections
Districts and Redistricting
Monterey County falls under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and must allow all voting changes be cleared through the U.S. Department of Justice.
Each district is responsible for providing district descriptions, maps and boundary changes to the Monterey County Elections Department.
Every ten years, the nation completes a "census" which is the process of counting every person in the United States.
Once we know how many people live in our state we evenly divide the population into districts for State Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Equalization. This is known as "redistricting". On a county level, the county is then equally divided into Supervisorial Districts.
When these boundaries changed, voting precincts changed as well.
New districts lines have been drawn for many public offices based on the 2010 Census data. The new districts will affect which candidates and contest appear on your ballot beginning with the June 5, 2012 Primary Election.
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County Supervisorial Districts
A portion of Supervisorial District 2 was moved into Supervisorial District 1.
1st Supervisorial District, 2011 Boundary Change
U.S. Congressional District 20
The district boundary and name, formerly Congressional District 17, changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers all of Monterey and San Benito and portions of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.
2001 Map CD17
State Senatorial District 12
The district boundary changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers portions of Monterey, Fresno, Madera, and Stanislaus Counties and all of Merced and San Benito Counties.
2001 Map SD12
2011 Map SD12
State Senatorial District 17
The district boundary and name, formerly Senatorial District 15, changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers portions of Monterey and Santa Clara Counties and all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz Counties.
2001 Map SD15
2011 Map SD17
State Assembly District 29
The district boundary and name, formerly Assembly District 27, changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers portions of Monterey, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.
2001 Map AD27
2011 Map AD29
State Assembly District 30
The district boundary and name, formerly Assembly District 28, changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers portions of Monterey, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties and all of San Benito County.
2001 Map AD28
2011 Map AD30
State Board of Equalization District 2
The district boundary and name, formerly Board of Equalization 1, changed from 2001 to 2011.
The district covers Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake , Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity and Yolo Counties.
2001 Map BOE1
2011 Map BOE2
State of California Redistricting
California Citizens Redistricting Commission
Monterey County Elections Department Precinct Maps and Data
Precinct Maps and Data
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