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State Extends Deadline To Apply To Redistricting Panel

The state is giving Californians more time to apply to join a panel that redraws voting boundaries.
The state is giving Californians more time to apply to join a panel that redraws voting boundaries.
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In recent months, the state has been accepting applications from regular Californians to join a commission that redraws voting maps. But the applicant pool has been disproportionately white and male. 

State officials recognize that the applicant pool could be more diverse. So they are pushing back the application deadline for the redistricting commission by 10 days to August 19.