California State Assembly districts

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California's State Assembly districts are numbered 1st through 80th, generally in north-to-south order.

The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. The Assembly has 80 members, each representing one district.

In accordance with the Article XXI of the California Constitution, assembly district boundaries are redrawn every ten years based on data from the United States Census. The current boundaries were drawn in 2011 by a California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The census enumerated population of each district was within 1% of 465,674 with an average deviation of 0.506%.[1]

Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any lower house legislature in the United States; only the federal U.S. House of Representatives has a larger ratio. Since a referendum in 1990, members to the Assembly are limited by term limits, limiting members to three two-year terms (six years).

The Democratic State Central Committee, the governing body of the California Democratic Party, elects roughly 1/3 of its members from Assembly district election meetings held biennially in January in every odd-numbered year within each of the 80 Assembly districts.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Final Report on 2011 Redistricting". State of California. 2011. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Us / California Democratic Party". California Democratic Party. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ By-Laws & Rules of the California Democratic Party, July 2012. Article VI, § 1(a)(1)

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