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Trustee Area Elections

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Rebalancing the Trustee Area Boundary Maps

Opportunities for Public Input

After a demographic review and analysis conducted by a third party, the Board received three map options to consider for rebalanced voting districts, and would like your feedback. You may provide feedback in the following ways:

  • Submit feedback via this webform.

  • Provide comment during the Public Hearing portion of upcoming Board meetings on January 19 (when the maps are reviewed) and February 16 (when the final map is approved). Learn more about Board meetings here.

  • Submit written comments to

2021-22 Trustee Areas: Background

In 2017, Carlsbad Unified’s Board of Trustees converted from an at-large election system (where board members are selected by voters from across CUSD) to a by-district system (where board members are selected by voters only in the area they represent). Each of the five elected members of the Carlsbad Unified Board of Trustees represents a specific geographic area. Currently, the areas are reflected in this map. To find your voting district, you can also search your home address in this interactive map. (In the upper right corner of the map, under the "Select Boundaries" dropdown, please select "Trustee Areas.")

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to rebalance each area and reflect how local populations have changed. This does NOT affect school attendance boundaries.

2021-22 Trustee Areas: Process

Cooperative Strategies was retained by the District to perform a demographic review of 2020 Census data and to determine whether population changes reflected in the data would result in required changes to CUSD Trustee Area boundaries. At the December 15, 2021, Board Meeting, Cooperative Strategies presented their demographic analysis and boundary change process timeline to the Board, which reflected that adjustments to trustee areas would be required due to changes in population.

Here is the timeline for next steps in this process:

  • December 15, 2021: Presentation on Evaluation of Existing Voting Areas

  • January 9, 2022: Draft Maps Posted to District Website / Public Feedback Form 

  • January 19, 2022: Review of Revised Boundary Maps / Public Comment

  • February 16, 2022: Review of Revised Boundary Maps / Public Comment / Board Approves Revised Boundary Map

The maps linked in the column to the left, and linked below, indicate Cooperative Strategies’ recommended boundary and demographic adjustments to each trustee area as required by the California Voting Rights Act. The presentation from December 15, 2021 can be found below, as well as the current Trustee Areas map. 

Dec 15 Slides
Three Draft Maps
Draft maps
Current Areas
Current map