On October 10, 2023, the Irvine City Council adopted a resolution to adopt the City of Irvine’s first voting district map for district elections. After an extensive public feedback and engagement process, the City Council selected Map 151. In March 2024, voters will have the chance to vote “yes” or “no” on whether the City moves to district-based elections along with an increase in City Councilmembers from four to six, while maintaining an at-large Mayor.
Visit the Selected Map page for more information.
This site remains live to serve as an archive of the election changes, including the schedule, draft maps, and resources.
The City of Irvine has developed several public mapping tools to assist the public in drawing maps. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.
Paper-only maps are available for those without internet access or who prefer paper.
- Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count
- Please use a thick, dark-colored pen or different colors to draw your map, then submit it at City Hall or by email to email@example.com.
- Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.
Dave’s Redistricting App (DRA)
Dave’s Redistricting App (DRA) is a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest. DRA allows members of the community to create and submit proposed district maps for the City of Irvine. Use the resources below, including a step-by-step “How To Guide” and video tutorials to learn how DRA works.
- On the main website, register to create a user account to draw a district map.
- Once you have made an account, you can access the Irvine template and click the paintbrush icon to “Make an editable copy of this map.”
- Once you have drawn your map, please email a link to the map and the plan name that you published to firstname.lastname@example.org (otherwise, the City will not know you have drawn it and will be unable to include it in their deliberations).
Interactive Review Map
The Interactive Review Map can be used to review, analyze, and compare maps rather than create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, search for addresses and other locations, and view draft maps. Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.
Irvine Planning Areas
View the planning area map with total population.
Submit a Map
Submit maps to email@example.com. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or the Interactive Review Map.
It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.
If you would like to submit a map created using your own software, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: (1) a GIS Shapefile and/or a Census Block equivalency file (using 2020 Census Blocks); and, (2) a description of the choices and key points of your map.