2022 Redistricting in Boston
The Boston City Council Committee on Redistricting will be conducting the decennial process of reviewing district boundaries this year. We will host an inclusive and public process. You can follow along on this website.
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What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of drawing lines of districts from which public officials are elected. In the City of Boston, District City Councilors represent our 9 districts.
Districts are reviewed every 10 years, following the release of Census data to ensure that districts reflect changes in population and diversity.
How does redistricting work?
Using Census data, the Committee on Redistricting will review Council districts. Districts are reviewed using precincts as the smallest unit. The committee will look at different criteria to ensure maps are fair including:
- Equal population
- Compact districts
- Contiguous boundaries
- Preservation of neighborhoods and communities
For information regarding the U.S. Department of Justice's Redistricting Guidance under the Voting Rights Act please click here.
- Spring 2022: Redistricting meetings for each district
- Summer 2022: Redistricting public hearings with necessary working sessions to follow
- November 2023: New Boston legislative district map goes into effect
Current City Council District Map
Approved City Council District Map
Approved City Council Redistricting Map Materials
View the newly approved City Council district map.
View the Demographic Summary Report for the new City Council districts.
View the Committee Report recommending that Docket #1275 ought to pass in a new draft.
View the Council district map proposed by Councilor Flaherty (Docket #1351)
View the proposal submitted by Councilor Flaherty
View the Council district map proposed by Chair Breadon and Councilor Arroyo (Docket #1275)
View the Council district map proposed by Councilor Baker (Docket #1276)
View the Council district map proposed by Chair Breadon and Vice Chair Worrell (Docket #1216)
View the City Council district map proposed by Councilors Arroyo and Fernandes Anderson (Docket #1186)
View the Council district map proposed by Councilor Murphy (Docket #1215)
View the proposal submitted by Councilors Arroyo and Fernandes Anderson.
View the proposal submitted by Councilor Murphy.
View the proposal submitted by Committee Chair Councilor Breadon and Vice Chair Councilor Worrell.
View additional materials related to the proposal submitted by Committee Chair Councilor Breadon and Vice Chair Councilor...
View the proposal submitted by Councilor Baker.
View the proposal submitted by Chair Breadon and Councilor Arroyo.
View slides from the working session.
View slides from the working session.
View the current map of the Boston City Council Districts.
Download the New Precinct Boundary Shapefiles
Download the Current District Boundary Shapefiles
A playlist of recorded redistricting meetings, working sessions, and hearings.
Upcoming meetings and hearingsMeetings and hearings
Past Meetings and Hearings
Ordinance of 2012 - Chapter 6 - Amending City Council Electoral Districts
You can find your local representatives through the map.
Review the official City of Boston Charter.
MyCensus Viewer is an interactive map product that visualizes U.S. Census data for Boston.
We encourage the public to weigh in during the City Council redistricting process.
The U.S. Census website includes results of the 2020 Census, which will be used in the redistricting process.
Datasets published by the City of Boston Analytics Team.
Online mapping tool with 2020 Census data includes new Boston precincts and current City Council districts
2010 and 2020 Census data comparison datasets by new Boston precincts and current City Council districts