Updates

  • Job: Field and Civic Engagement Coordinator
    The Field and Civic Engagement Coordinator will manage OCCET’s Census capacity building and field strategy as well as work on other civic engagement programs and activities.
  • Job: Bookeeper
    The bookkeeper wills coordinate and support the financial management and health of OCCET.
  • Job: Finance & Administration Director
    The Finance & Administration Director will manage the financial, administration and human resource programs necessary to OCCET’s success now and following the completion of the incorporation process.
  • Redistricting could split Latino vote in Orange
    With new census data in hand, Orange leaders have begun the once-a-decade process of adjusting voting boundaries, but some residents are concerned the existing district representing the El Modena neighborhood and communities west of the 55 Freeway could be split up, possibly diluting the voice of the Latino residents in the area. – OC Register
  • Our guide to redistricting: Ten years of twists and turns and a wild, rushed finish
    The latest redrawing session follows a decade of ambitious voter reforms, seismic changes to the legal landscape, demographic shifts that have rearranged political power and a pandemic that has condensed and complicated the timeline for completing redistricting on-time. – LA Times
  • OC’s new districts shuffle incumbents
    With Katie Porter shifting to a coastal district, questions about plans for Michelle Steel, Young Kim and Harley Rouda linger.
  • Column: Are diversifying suburbs like Irvine ready for a conversation about race?
    The clashes between old residents and new reveal conflicting perspectives on war, U.S. history and what it means to be American. – New York Times/Frank Shyong
  • Language Requirements for Election Materials
    The U.S. Census Bureau identifies the specific language groups for states and county jurisdictions, based on census information, every 5 years. The latest Section 203 determination was December 8, 2021.
  • Census Releases VRA S.203 Determinations
    The U.S. Census Bureau released a list of 331 jurisdictions (counties and minor civil divisions) across the nation and three states that are required under the Voting Rights Act to provide language assistance during elections.
  • Orange County Residents’ Voting Power Just Got Reshaped for Next Decade
    County Supervisors pick a new elections map keeping Costa Mesa in the coastal district, a move advocated by many community groups. But some Republican supervisors fear the move favors Democrats. – Voice of OC
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