Redistricting is different than most issues that come up in County government. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a County-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself! Check back here soon for ways to get involved by drawing a map.

Coming soon will be public mapping tools to assist the public in drawing maps. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.

A variety of map-drawing tools will be available:

  1. Paper-only maps

Tools needed:

  • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
  1. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals

Tools needed:

  • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)
  • Public Participation Kit – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)
  1. DistrictR a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest.

Tools needed:

  • DistrictR
  1. Caliper’s Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.

Tools needed:

  • Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool

Optional tutorials and guides:

  • Mapping tool reference sheet (one-page) (in English or Spanish)
  • Mapping tool quick start guide (in English or Spanish)
  • Mapping tool training videos—a series of short 90-120 second videos
  1. Interactive Review Map to zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released).

Tools needed:

  • Interactive Review Map

Submit maps to DrawSantaBarbaraCounty.org.  After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map.  Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map.