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

Overview

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.

Submit Your Thoughts

In order to keep our neighborhoods together and to avoid further dividing our City, we need to hear from you. If you would like to have your neighborhood group hear about this process and become involved, please call 314-622-4114 or e-mail redistricting@stlouis-mo.gov

You can also leave your thoughts using the online form, by calling 314-622-4114 or by mailing your suggestions to

Board of Aldermen
1200 Market St., Room 232
St. Louis, MO 63103
Attn: Redistricting

Public Hearing Information

The Board of Aldermen will hold numerous public hearings on the redistricting process. We are asking everyone to participate. 

To participate and speak at any upcoming public hearings, please see instructions below:
Those interested in making a comment should send an email expressing their interest to speak as well as their name, street address, email contact address and the Board Bill Number 101. The email should also indicate the specific topic you would like to speak on related to Board Bill 101. This email should be sent to the Board of Aldermen Clerk - Mr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov 

Persons may also call 314-589-6845 and leave a message with the above information. Those who do not have an email address or wish to call into the meeting by phone to speak, should call the phone number above and express their interest to speak as well as leave their full name, phone number and all the requested information above. 

Those responding by email will receive an email confirmation and then later a link that will allow them to join the meeting as a speaker. Procedures will also be sent to you. Those calling in will receive a return phone call with this information. 

Speakers will be called to speak in accordance to the Rules of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen which can be found on the Board of Aldermen Website.

Written comments to be shared with the committee about the listed items below may be emailed toMr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov. They may also be mailed to: Mr. Terry Kennedy; Clerk St. Louis Board of Aldermen; Board of Aldermen Room 230; St. Louis City Hall; St. Louis, Mo. 63103. 

*Individuals with disabilities who may need sign language interpreters, written materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations should make a request to redistricting@stlouis-mo.gov or 314-622-4114 at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

No upcoming events available.

Commitee Adopted Redistricting Map

Below is the redistricting map as adopted by the Aldermanic Legislation Committee on November 22, 2021

  • Zoom In (+/-) to see neighborhood boundaries
  • Enter your address to find your proposed boundary
Committee Adopted Redistricting Map - November 22, 2021

View larger map

Committee Adopted Redistricting Map 11-22-21
Version 6 - Committee Adopted Redistricting Map 11-22-21

Fifth Draft Redistricting Map 11-18-21
PDF files of the Fifth Draft Redistricting Map 11-18-21 Interactive Map can be found on the Redistricting homepage

Redistricting Census Data Categories
Redistricting Census Data Categories Definitions Sheet

Board Bill 101 Tentative Schedule

  • Oct. 25 - Dec. 3 - 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 - 10 Perfection of Board Bill 101, Third Reading and Final Passage of Board Bill 101 

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