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Independent District Commission establishes four geographic voting districts for November 2024 election 

In response to public comments, the commission revised the previously named “Alder map” to create the final map for the four districts. As required by the Charter, the districts were assigned numbers. Voters can visit portlandmaps.com to find their districts by entering their address.

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Portland’s Independent District Commission selects district map boundaries to create four geographic voting districts for the election of city councilors starting in November 2024

In response to public comments, the commission revised the Alder map to create the final map for the four districts. The districts were assigned numbers. The use of the Alder name will be discontinued. The commission voted to approve the final district plan on August 21.

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Recapping the Independent District Commission’s outreach throughout July

Portlanders had the opportunity to learn more about the district commission’s process for creating the three draft maps at one of the nine public hearings held across the city.

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Portlanders join Independent District Commission at public hearings

Commissioners invite Portlanders to join them at one of the five remaining public hearings to discuss the geographic district options. 

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Portland’s Independent District Commission releases draft plan -- with three map options named Alder, Cedar and Maple -- for community discussion this summer

The commission received and considered more than 197 map concepts from the community, 136 public comments before voting on the draft maps to be released for public comment.

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Upcoming Opportunities for District Mapmaking

Join Independent District Commission Engagement Coordinator Adam Briggs to learn more about DistrictR, a mapmaking tool, and submit your ideas for the commission to consider.

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IDC April update - engagement opportunities in May

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Portland's New District Criteria Defined on April 10

Independent District Commission Co-Chair Neisha Saxena discusses her experience on the committee and the district criteria commissioners must consider to create districts.

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Notice of upcoming Independent District Commission public hearing on District Plan Criteria

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council.

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Independent District Commission, February 2023 Update

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City Council formally appoints 13 Portland residents to serve on the Independent District Commission

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. The commission is set to begin meeting in February and will engage Portlanders on their route to adopting a districting plan by Sept. 1, 2023.

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