Napa Register, Edward Booth Updated Sep 10, 2021
With the 2020 Census results out, Napa’s redistricting process is ramping up with public engagement built to inform the community how to participate in the upcoming effort.
Redistricting is designed to happen once a decade, every time Census data comes out, in municipalities with district-based elections. The city of Napa transitioned to district-based elections last year, which involved a very similar process of designing district maps with community engagement.
The city switched over from an at-large voting system which involved every resident voting for every open Napa City Council seat. Under the new district-based system, only voters residing in specific districts can vote for a City Council candidate also residing in that district.