Chicago Redistricting Information

The Census, taken every ten years, aims to get an updated count of area residents. By December 1st in the year after the Census, the Chicago City Council’s ward boundaries must be re-drawn through a process called Redistricting to reflect the population demonstrated in the Census. The City is divided into 50 wards, which must be compact, contiguous, and of substantially equal population with an acceptable deviation to respect established communities of interest, among other legal considerations. 

Chairwoman Michelle Harris, of the Committee on Committees and Rules, invites the public to participate in the Redistricting process by sharing their input on what the city’s ward boundaries should be. The City is offering a free redistricting tool to allow members of the public to create and submit their own maps. (To register for a free account to use the mapping tool, see the link on this page.) The public is also invited to share testimony at upcoming public hearings on the topic of Redistricting.

Below you will find links for information regarding the 2021 Chicago Redistricting.