If you’ve been tracking the redistricting schedule, we hope you’ve been using a pencil.
The state commission was originally scheduled to release the next round of maps on July 21. Then, officials pushed the date up to July 12.
Now the California Citizens Redistricting Commission is moving the release to July 14 “in order to be able to have sufficient time to review the second draft maps before voting to move them forward,” according to a news release.
The second round of maps will also show the district numbers – letting potential candidates know which state Senate seats are up for election in 2012.
The 14-member commission has until Aug. 15 to finalize the boundaries of the state and federal legislative districts.