Some Residents May Now be Represented by a New Council Member
December 15, 2021 – On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, the Denton City Council approved the redistricting of the City’s single-member Council districts. The new district boundaries are based on 2020 census data and will impact Denton City Council elections only. An estimated 26,368 total persons, or 18,724 registered voters, are now are included in a new voting district and have new representation on the City Council.
Every 10 years, following the results of the US Census, the City of Denton has the opportunity to review its City Council districts to determine if population changes would require district lines to be redrawn. In October 2021, the City Council directed staff to move forward with redistricting, and a Public Input Period began on Oct. 27 and ended Dec. 7.
During this time, the public was able to provide comment and submit full redistricting proposals on the City’s website, with a public hearing during the Dec. 7, 2021 City Council meeting. Citizens were also available to provide comment at the Dec. 14, 2021 City Council meeting.
The new voter districts are effective immediately and primarily impact elections for single-member Council district elections. The general election in May 2022 involve the City’s mayoral and two at-large Council seats that are elected by the whole of Denton residents.
Over the coming days, the City will be updating its interactive GIS map and other web resources to reflect this change. View the new district map.
Questions on the new district boundaries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: City of Denton