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How does district-based voting work?

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A map of the City of Portland showing the city’s four geographic council districts. District 1, the eastmost district and shown in green, encompasses East Portland. District 1’s western boundary runs parallel to 82nd avenue until Division street, when it begins following I-205 and then skirts around Maywood Park (which cannot vote in Portland elections). District 2, a teal blue color, includes North and Northeast Portland with a southern boundary that is defined by I-84. District 3, in yellow, is made up of
Learn more about the City of Portland's geographic voting districts. Portland voters will use these districts to elect three city councilors to represent them in the November 2024 elections.
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Currently, all of Portland’s City Commissioners are elected at-large; Portlanders vote and elect all candidates from anywhere in the City. However, starting in the November 2024 election, the City of Portland is moving to district-based elections.  

Find your district

Click on the map to open a PDF with more detail or 

A map with four sections labeled City of Portland District Plan Map. District 1, the eastmost district and shown in green, encompasses East Portland. District 1’s western boundary runs parallel to 82nd avenue until Division street, when it begins following I-205 and then skirts around Maywood Park (which cannot vote in Portland elections). District 2, a teal blue color, includes North and Northeast Portland with a southern boundary that is defined by I-84. District 3, in yellow, is made up of inner Southeas

Look up your district online

A district map look-up feature is currently available on PortlandMaps.com. Search your address in the search bar and navigate down to check your district. 

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Districts are geographic areas smaller than the city as a whole and only the voters within that geographic area can vote for representatives in their districts. Portlanders will have four new geographic districts with three members elected to represent each district. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Districts

Are the districts numbered?  

Yes, all districts were numbered.

  • District 1 is the most eastern district.  
  • District 2 is the most northern district.  
  • District 3 is the inner-Southeast district. 
  • District 4 is the western most district.  

Will all districts be up for elections in November 2024? 

Yes, all districts will be electing their City Councilors in the November 2024 election. The mayor and councilors from District 1 and 2 will be elected for four years, and the Auditor and councilors from District 3 and 4 will be elected for two years. In subsequent elections, everyone will be elected to four-year terms. 

What are the exact boundaries of the districts? 

Read the districts' legal descriptions (which detail their exact boundaries) on the Independent District Commission's page

How were the districts created?

The Independent District Commission, the community body tasked with preparing and adopting the district plan, adopted the City of Portland District Plan in late August 2023, which created the four new districts. The Commission followed state and federal districting laws and ensured that each district would, as much as possible, meet several requirements

To learn more about the District Commission’s work and engagement, see the Commission’s final report

Curious about the districts and the changes coming to the city? Watch this short video featuring Portlanders from across the city.