As part of a required legislative process, Arapahoe County will re-draw boundaries for county commissioner districts in 2023. To assist with this process, the County is seeking interested residents to serve on a Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee that will help solicit public input and feedback and help draw proposed new district maps for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The process will last 10 months, from December 2022 to September 2023, and time commitments and a complete list of requirements are below.
Under Colorado State law, boundaries for county commissioner districts must be redrawn every 10 years based on the most recent United States Census. Due to a nationwide delay in states receiving 2020 United States Census data, the Colorado State Legislature delayed the process for counties until 2023 to allow time to analyze data and prepare redistricting processes. The new districts will be in effect for the 2024 election.
Redistricting is a nonpartisan process that creates a minimum of three proposed county commissioner district maps that will be considered for adoption by the BOCC. Maps must incorporate specific decision-making criteria, such as population growth and public input.
Nine total members are required for this committee: Three registered Democrats, three Republicans and three Unaffiliated voters. Members’ voter registration must not have changed since the 2020 General Election, and all committee members must be Arapahoe County residents.
Applicants will be interviewed by the Board of County Commissioners and selected based on the following:
Role and Responsibilities:
Those interested in applying for the Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee should visit our website to complete an application. Please submit your application no later than Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.