2023 Arapahoe County Commissioner Redistricting

A map showing the five districts in Arapahoe County Opens in new windowRedistricting is the process to redraw county commissioner district boundaries so they accurately reflect population changes in Colorado counties.

Under Colorado Revised Statute (30-10-306.7) boundaries for county commissioner districts must be redrawn every 10 years based on data from the most recent United States Census. 

Due to a nationwide delay in states receiving 2020 United States Census data, the Colorado State Legislature passed legislation to delay county commissioner redistricting until 2023, to allow time to analyze data and adequately prepare. The new districts will be effective in the 2024 election cycle. 

The Process

In December 2022, the Board of County Commissioners created the Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee, appointing nine members and three alternate members listed below. The Advisory Committee will work with Arapahoe County staff to draft at least three proposed county commissioner district maps. 

Next, the Board of County Commissioners will listen to public input on the draft maps before approving a final redistricting plan. 

Many safeguards apply to the process to ensure it is done in a fair, transparent manner. As they draw proposed maps and decide upon a final map to adopt, the Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee and the Board of County Commissioners will consider specific criteria, such as:

  • Population growth
  • Preserving communities of interest, and
  • Maintaining political subdivisions such as towns and cities

Public Involvement

Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee Working Meetings 

All working meetings of the Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee are open meetings, the public may attend in person or virtually. Arapahoe County residents may submit comments about the redistricting process at these meetings, by phone during the meetings, or via the digital comment form linked below at any time. The Advisory Committee will host public hearings in each commissioner district in April 2023, specifically to absorb public feedback on the proposed maps (dates and locations below).

  • View livestreams of meetings, agendas and meeting records via Legistar. (To watch live meeting streams, an In Progress link will appear in the Audio/Video column when the meeting begins)
  • The CRAC working meeting scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled.
  • Our next public meeting is Thursday, April 6 @ 6 p.m. at Eloise May Library.

Public Comment

Public Engagement Hearings

The public is invited to these meetings to offer comments on draft maps created by the Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee, or present their own draft maps for consideration. If you created a map you would like to present at your district's hearing, please submit it as a PDF file via the digital comment form.

Voter Statistics

Maintaining political competitiveness within districts is one criteria of the redistricting process. View a dashboard of voter statistics in Arapahoe County.

Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee

The advisory committee comprises three members each from the Democratic and Republican parties and three politically unaffiliated members. Three alternates were also appointed to replace any member who cannot complete the process.

Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee members:

  • Carolyn Boller, Democrat 
  • Michael E. Dell’Orfano, Democrat 
  • Karen Fisher, Republican 
  • Carson Green, Unaffiliated 
  • Diana Holland, Democrat  (Vice Chair)
  • Debra Johnson, Unaffiliated 
  • David Kerber, Unaffiliated 
  • William McCartin, Republican  (Chair)
  • Stephanie Piko, Republican 

CRAC Alternate members:

  • Freda Miklin, Unaffiliated 
  • Caroline Penaloza, Republican
  • Mary Vobejda, Democrat