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In 2018, electors voted to create nine districts in the City of Columbus and add two additional council members, for a total of nine councilmembers, representing each of the nine districts. The City will be beginning its districting effort at the end of 2020 and it will carry through the end of 2021. As part of this effort, a five-member Council Residential Districting Commission will be seated and produce three maps that will be submitted to Council. Council will be required to approve one of those maps without making changes by the end of 2021. Districts will provide geographic diversity. All citizens retain the power to vote on all of their council representatives.

meeting series

CRDC Community Meeting Series As the CRDC begins the journey to create legislative districts within Columbus, it is important to be intentional about educating residents on the process, as well as soliciting recommendations and feedback from the community.

For the next couple of months, each Wednesday evening, the CRDC will host a virtual community meeting to engage residents in this map-drawing process. Join us in this process and be sure to tell a friend!

Residents are encouraged to follow Council's social media channels and further emails for links to these events as they take place. The main places to watch will be on Facebook Live or on the City of Columbus' YouTube channel.

View the meeting schedule here.


Take the CRDC Survey

Columbus residents – we want your help in shaping the future of Columbus and City Council!

In 2018, Columbus voters approved a charter amendment adding two seats to City Council and creating nine districts within our City. Help us gain the feedback we need by taking our survey


Meet the Commission Members View information on the Commission members


Charter Provisions The process to create the Council Residential Districting Commission is enshrined within the Columbus City Charter. To view the rules and process for enacting this system, click here.


Timeline December 15, 2020: Application to be a commissioner opened

January 21, 2021: Application to be a commissioner closed

February 2021: Council considered applications and appointed Commission members. Mayor and Council President appointed Commission Chair

March 1, 2021: Commission seated and commission meetings began

April 2021- August 2021: Commission community meetings and Commission meetings

September  2021: First iteration of maps will be distributed to the public for public view and comment for 30 days 

October 2021: Commission meetings, date TBD

November 2021: Second iteration of maps will be distributed to the public for public view and comment for 30 days

December 2021: Council votes on the maps and the Commission is dissolved


Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions about the districting process and the Council Residential Districting Commission
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