The Commission needs your help to redraw the council district boundaries.
Be a part of the process and shape El Paso’s future.
The City of El Paso elects representatives based on geographic boundary. Every ten years, following the national census, the City adjusts those boundaries to ensure that residents have equal representation. Today, the city has eight districts with a council member elected from each district. The mayor is elected citywide.
In 2021, a group of residents will redraw the new district boundaries to reflect population changes from the 2020 Census. City Council will adopt those boundaries in advance of the 2022 elections.
Why this Matters
Redistricting will change how El Paso residents are represented by City Council and shape how we think about our communities. El Paso’s population has grown and changed since the last Census count in 2010. The new district boundaries will reflect those changes.
Residents who participate will have a chance to shape the new boundaries and ensure that new Council Districts represent all El Pasoans fairly.
El Paso has eight City Council members and a Mayor. The Mayor is elected by residents citywide, and each Council member is elected by residents of a geographic district within the City.
The City of El Paso Charter lays out the process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the Council Districts every ten years (Section 2.4). The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact El Paso’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.
El Paso residents will redraw the council district boundaries starting in Fall 2021 through early 2022. The final boundaries will be adopted by Council in July 2022 so that they are in place for the November 2022 election cycle. Residents appointed to the Districting Commission have the responsibility of drawing the district boundaries through an open and impartial process.
The Districting Commission will have access to 2020 Census data. The commissioners will use this data and public input to decide how to draw the new district boundaries and best reflect El Paso’s population changes. The commissioners must comply with state and federal criteria when drawing new boundaries. The final plans will be presented to City Council, which has the authority to adopt the new boundaries.
2020 Census Results
|Total City Of El Paso Population||678,815|
|Average Population Per District
(Exactly Equal Districts)
|10% Deviation Range
(the generally acceptable variation in size)
|80,608 - 89,093|