Voting districts for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors have been gerrymandered again, through a process called redistricting.
The districts were redrawn to give special interest groups an advantage to elect a candidate who supports their policy agendas.
After sifting through 38 maps, the Supervisors have adopted new borders for all 5 districts in the county with 2 of those districts heavily tilted in favor of Latino candidates.
The new district lines will be in effect for Districts 2, 4 and 5 for the 2022 election, and the elected supervisor will take office in Jan. 2023.
For Districts 1 and 3, the new boundaries will be in effect for the 2024 election, and the elected supervisor will take office in 2025.
The Coachella Valley is in the 4th District. The current Supervisor is V Manuel Perez, a Democrat from the east end of the Coachella Valley.
Find more information online, including the final map and all draft maps considered, at www.RivCo.org, under Redistricting. All of the redistricting information currently posted will remain online for 10 years.
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