As the statewide redistricting comes to a close, it is time to focus on city and county redistricting! Some municipalities have already finished up the process, but many are just beginning.
Common Cause New York will use this page to provide updates on localities that we are watching especially closely, as well as give you the opportunity to request information on other localities.
In most places, there will be opportunities for public input both before and after maps are drawn – gather your thoughts on how you want your community to be shaped by using this worksheet. Common Cause New York will also hold workshops with local redistricting information and community mapping workshops – we will post details on those too.
**This page will be periodically updated. Latest update posted on 9/26/2022.
The Districting Commission released a preliminary plan of the City Council districts on July 15th. Pursuant to the City Charter, the Commission must revise the plan and vote to submit it to the City Council. The Districting Commission will meet to discuss revisions to the plan; the meetings will be held virtually on Zoom-with a recorded live stream available on nyc.gov/districting. The dates are listed below:
- Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5 PM to 8 PM
- Friday, September 30, 2022, 10 AM to 1 PM
In March, we held two informational meetings that gave an overview of the New York City specific process and community mapping as a tool to advocate for your community. Find the slides from those meetings here.
New York City 2022 Redistricting Timeline
- JUNE 7, 2022: Deadline for the Commission to make its draft plan available to the public
- JULY 7, 2022: Commission must hold at least one public hearing prior to this date
- AUGUST 7, 2022: Deadline for the Commission to submit its initial plan to the City Council
- OCTOBER 7, 2022: Deadline for the Commission to make its revised plan available to the public
- NOVEMBER 7, 2022: Commission must hold at least one public hearing prior to this date
- DECEMBER 7, 2022: Districting Commission must submit its final plan to the Council
- FEBRUARY 28, 2023: Beginning of petitioning process for City Council primary election
- JANUARY 6, 2024: Districting Commission term ends
Activists fought to pass the citizen-led redistricting commission model in 2019, the first of its kind in New York. The new Syracuse redistricting process puts the power in the hands of a group of 15 citizens, who were selected partly at random from over 100 applicants. Throughout this process, we hope that the commission will set an example for the rest of the state by showing that inclusive, thoughtful, and transparent redistricting is possible.
New maps were released by the commission on May 19th. Public hearings were held throughout May and June to receive public comment on the proposed maps. The commission revised the map and released the final plan on July 5th. They held two public input hearings on July 20th and July 21st. The final plan was submitted to the Common Council by August 1st. The Common Council approved the new district maps on September 12th. You can find the new maps here.
Members of Nassau’s redistricting committee have been named and you can find them here. Proposed maps have not been released yet; when they are filed by the commissioners, you will be able to find them here. The county’s redistricting commission has scheduled the following public hearings to hear public comments about redistricting.
- Sept. 28 at 6:00 PM: Long Beach City Hall, 1 West Chester St., Long Beach
- Oct. 3 at 6:00 PM: Albany Avenue Community Center, 214 North Albany Ave., North Massapequa
- Oct. 13 at 6:00 PM: Freeport TBA; Oct. 18 at Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen St.
- Oct. 20 at 6:00 PM: Albany Avenue Community Center, 214 N. Albany Ave., North Massapequa
- Oct. 25 at 6:00 PM: Elmont TBA
- TBA at Hicksville
Westchester County held its first pre-mapping public input meeting on April 27th. From September 13th through September 20th, the Westchester County Board of Legislators held four public input meetings on the proposed changes. Now that the process has started in the county, things will move quickly – make sure you get the most up to date information by letting us know you’re interested in local redistricting.
The Albany County Redistricting Commission (ACRC) was formed and began meeting regularly in October 2021. They were able to hold an initial public hearing in March and have been holding weekly meetings ever since with opportunities for public input. On June 15th, the Albany County Redistricting Commission posted the final draft of the district maps. The final public hearing was held on June 30th.
On August 10th, the new maps were approved by the County Legislature. An interactive version of the new maps can be found here.
The Rockland County Legislature’s Special Committee for Redistricting conducted public forums in June to outline the redistricting process and timeline and to allow for public comment and community participation. New district maps for Rockland County are expected to be completed in August/September. Public comments can be submitted to the Clerk of the Legislature at firstname.lastname@example.org.