New Voting District Lines in 2022

 

Every ten years, after the U.S Census Bureau releases counts of everyone living in the United States, state and local redistricting committees use that data to draw new voting district boundaries in order to maintain equal numbers of people in each voting district. As a result of recent post-census redistricting processes, your voting districts may have changed.

  1. Which voting districts have changed?
  2. When will these changes take effect?
  3. How will the new voting district lines affect me as a voter?
  4. How will I know if my voting districts have changed?
  5. How will I know if my voting precinct has changed?
  6. Who made changes to voting district lines and how?
  1. Which voting districts have changed?
    Voting districts in San Francisco include its Board of Equalization, State Senate, State Assembly, U.S. Congressional, BART, and Supervisorial Districts. While there will be no changes to the boundary lines of San Francisco’s Board of Equalization or State Senate Districts, there are changes to its State Assembly, U.S. Congressional, BART, and Supervisorial Districts.
     
  2. When will these changes take effect?
    San Francisco will begin using the new State Assembly and U.S. Congressional District maps beginning with the June 7, 2022, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election and will begin using the new BART and local Supervisorial District maps beginning with the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election.
     
  3. How will the new voting district lines affect me as a voter?
    Since the combination of voting districts in which you live determines both your current representatives and the candidates listed on your ballot when you vote, your June and/or November 2022 ballots may have different candidates than would have been listed under the old voting district lines. However, not all voters in the city will be affected by the new voting district lines.
     
  4. How will I know if my voting districts have changed?
    You may review San Francisco’s new voting district maps at sfelections.sfgov.org/maps or use the Department of Elections’ online tool at sfelections.org/myvotingdistrict to look up your districts.
     
  5. How will I know if my voting precinct has changed?
    Voting precincts are geographic areas used to organize neighborhood polling places. In the spring of 2022, after both state and local redistricting processes are completed, the Department of Elections will redraw the boundary lines of its precincts to ensure none are split by new voting districts.

    As in every election, approximately a month before each the June and November 2022 elections, you will receive a Voter Information Pamphlet. You can find your assigned polling place on the back of your Voter Information Pamphlet or online at sfelections.org/voterportal.
     
  6. Who made changes to voting district lines and how?
    In December 2021, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission redrew the boundary lines of California’s State Assembly, State Senate, State Board of Equalization, and U. S. Congressional Districts. Then, in March 2022, the BART Board of Directors’ Redistricting Committee redrew BART districts. Finally, in April 2022, the local Redistricting Task Force redrew the boundary lines of San Francisco’s local Supervisorial Districts. For more information, please visit wedrawthelinesca.org, bart.gov/news/articles/2021/news20211105f, and sfelections.org/rdtf, respectively.
  7. Still have questions? Please call us at (415) 554-4375, email SFVote@sfgov.org, or visit the Department of Elections’ office in City Hall, Room 48.