The first discussion on how to redraw supervisorial lines for redistricting purposes was held by the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The board was presented with copies of the state Elections Codes, which requires the redistricting be overseen by certain county personnel, including the district attorney as the chairman and the county assessor and county elections official.
Population figures the county will need to perform the task will come from last year's census.
In addition to redistricting, Supervisor Joe Maruca urged the board to do what it can to minimize voter fraud.
"I don't say the candidates are dirty, but sometimes someone who works for them can be a little zealous," he said.
Maruca found numerous irregularities related to voter registration and absentee balloting during the buildup to November's general election. He reported those to the district attorney, who is investigating.