Redistricting Rules for Council Consideration when Drawing Maps:
Council Must Adhere to the Following Criteria, per City Charter 3.1.2
- Draw 11 council districts
- Have the council districts be as equal in population as possible
- Council districts must contain contiguous territory
- Council districts must be as compact as possible
- Council districts must contain whole elections precincts
- Council districts must be approved by March 29th, 2022
Council Should Consider the Following Criteria, per Resolution 21-1059
- The largest council district cannot be more than 10% larger than the smallest population.
- Race and ethnicity shall be taken into consideration to the extent necessary to comply with the Voting Rights Act.
- District lines will follow obvious geographic boundaries to the greatest extent possible.
- District lines will respect colloquial and statistical neighborhood boundaries to the greatest extent possible.
- Council will preserve logical communities of interest, and the core existing constituencies traditionally represented by a particular council district to the greatest extent possible.
- District lines, to the greatest extent possible, will not result in two incumbent district councilmembers residing in the same district.
Communities of Interest Report:(PDF, 4MB) Denver City Council hosted a mapping drive with representable.org, an anti-gerrymandering organization, during the summer and fall of 2021. The purpose of this mapping drive was to identify communities of interest in Denver. Over 150 maps were submitted by members of the public. See our final report here.
Redistricting Community Meeting Power Points - English(PDF, 4MB) and Spanish(PDF, 4MB): Review our community meeting power point presentations to understand redistricting in Denver and our goals for the process.