City of St. Louis Redistricting
The Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis is seeking public input on the Redistricting and Ward Reduction of St. Louis
The City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen is beginning the work to redraw the boundaries for the City’s new wards.The City of St. Louis will be reducing the amount of wards from 28 to 14 for the first time in over 100 years.
Over the next 8 weeks, the Legislation Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be publicly meeting to create a fourteen-ward map that is fair, equitable and legal. In addition, they will be planning and determining how the new aldermanic structure will function to handle larger geographic wards, staffing and handling constituent matters. Board Bill 101, sponsored by Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and 10th ward Alderman Joe Vollmer, will outline the final map for City of St. Louis.
In 2012, the voters voted to reduce the number of wards from 28 to 14 after the release of the 2020 Census numbers. The process to redistrict the wards began after the release of the 2020 Census numbers in late September 2021.
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is a process that legislative bodies undertake every ten years after the release of the decennial US Census. The purpose of redistricting is to ensure every individual’s vote counts in accordance to the Voting Rights Act by evenly adjusting district boundaries based on population and the number of districts without diluting minority voices. District boundaries for federal, state and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new population data and shifting populations.
Redistricting is important because it determines how our electoral boundaries will be shaped for the next ten years. The location of where district lines are drawn impact the neighborhood's ability to elect fair representation. In order to ensure fair representation, your input matters.
Final Redistricting Map
Below is the redistricting map as finally passed by the full Board of Aldermen on December 14, 2021
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Board Bill 101 Schedule
- Oct. 25 - Dec. 7 - Public Comment Portal Open
- Oct. 27 - Oct. 31 - Develop first draft map after conversations with Board members
- Nov. 1 - First DRAFT map released
- Nov. 9 - Second DRAFT map released
- Nov. 11 - Third DRAFT map released
- Nov. 16 - Fourth DRAFT map released
- Nov. 18 - Fifth DRAFT map released
- Nov. 1 - Nov. 20
Community Engagement and Public Comment on proposed DRAFT map to solicit and collect revisions from Board members and community members
- Nov. 22
Legislation Committee Hearing to make changes to the map and adopt changes
- Nov. 23 - Second Reading of Board Bill 101
- Dec. 3 - 14 Perfection of Board Bill 101, Third Reading and Final Passage of Board Bill 101