CITY OF BIRMINGHAM REDISTRICTING 2020

Current City Map: Adopted 2011

What is Redistricting?

The City of Birmingham will be redrawing the nine district boundaries in accordance with the population data gathered from the 2020 Census. With the guidance of various City Departments and professional consultants, the Council’s Census 2020 Redistricting Committee will use the information to help redraw City Council districts to ensure each one contains roughly the same number of voters.

Why is Redistricting important?

The districts defined in the newly adopted map will be utilized for the next regularly scheduled Birmingham city elections during this decade for elected positions on the Birmingham City Council and Birmingham School Board (i.e., in 2025 and 2029, and if necessary, in any special elections after the date of the map’s enactment).

What criteria is being used?

The City will create a map with nine single member districts that consider the following criteria: *Equally Populated Districts (within 5% of the ideal district population of 22,304) *Complying with existing law, including the Voting Rights Act *District Contiguity *District Compactness *Respecting Communities of Interest (including city-recognized neighborhoods) *Maintaining District Representation (limiting displacement of voters from starting districts)

Our Timeline

  • Presentation of Current Map & Data
  • Review & Adoption of Guidelines
  • Individual Councilor Meetings
  • Presentation of First Draft Recommendation
  • Individual Councilor Meetings for Feedback & Revision Discussions
  • Revised Draft Recommendations
  • Draft Filing and Council Resolution
  • Public Comment Period
    Send us your feedback in the comments section below
  • Public Hearing
    March 29th at 5:30PM, Birmingham Crossplex
  • Council Vote
    (pending further revision)

Committee Meeting Video Archive

PROPOSED CITYWIDE DISTRICT MAP UPDATED: APRIL 5TH

MORE REVISED MAPS (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

SO HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Scroll down to view maps and information that was available prior to April 5, 2022.  Don’t forget to fill out the form at the VERY BOTTOM of the page to provide your feedback.

CURRENT CITY MAP (ADOPTED 2011)

PROPOSED CHANGES, PRIOR TO APRIL 5TH

Disclaimer:  The proposed redistricting map is a tool used for informational purposes and may be updated as the need arises. While every effort has been made to provide the best redistricting map, please note that the map is proposed at this time and should be reviewed with other available sources of information (i.e. census data, district demographics, etc.,).

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