The City of Irvine, like hundreds of cities and school districts across the state, is pursuing a shift in how voters elect its City Council. Currently, all City of Irvine registered voters vote for the Mayor and four City Councilmembers. Upon completion of the districting process, the City of Irvine would have six (6) separate voting districts. Beginning in 2024, each voter would vote for the Mayor and one Councilmember to represent the district they live in.
We need your help to make this change and draw new City Council districts!
One of our primary goals when drawing City Council districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
In recent years, cities throughout California have been legally challenged to shift from at-large elections to district-based elections, with the 2002 California Voting Rights Act as the basis for the legal challenge. In light of this, and as part of the City’s commitment to ensuring fair elections, the City Council voted at its meeting on January 10 to pursue districting and the expansion of the council from four to six, with a mayor elected at-large. In March 2024, voters will have the chance to vote on whether the City Council expands and moves to district-based elections.
How to participate?
Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!
- Submit written testimony about your community, the process, or a specific map to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click here to see the calendar of workshops and public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
- Click here to view the draft maps or here to go directly to the Interactive Review Map.
- Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.
At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:
- Share your story
- Define your neighborhood or community of interest
- Explain why districting is relevant to your community
- Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all districts
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations