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.
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
– 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
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.
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
Go to the FAQ