Eight ordinary voters are chosen by lottery from among 36 applicants to serve on a panel to redraw political boundaries. They will pick six more from the same pool. The shift upends a system long friendly to incumbents.
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2010|7:09 p.m.
Reporting from Sacramento —
A handful of everyday Californians were chosen Thursday to tackle the politically incendiary task of redrawing the state’s voting districts — a job that voters decided to take away from political insiders.