News release from the
Independent District Commission
For immediate release: Aug. 17, 2023
Contact: Christine Llobregat, public information officer
Portland’s Independent District Commission selects district map boundaries to create four geographic voting districts for the election of Portland 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 will vote on the final district plan on August 21. View the final district map on the Districtr website.
Portland, Ore. -- At last night’s meeting, the Independent District Commission unanimously selected a revised version of the Alder Map as Portland’s new map that defines four geographic voting districts for election of city councilors beginning in November 2024. Final deliberations were between the Alder and Maple maps, which were revised in response to public input. Ultimately the commission decided the revised Alder map was the best option for Portland, as it promoted strong collaboration and community engagement for the city’s future.
“Congratulations to the entire commission for prioritizing Portlanders in this historic process.” said City of Portland Chief Administrative Officer Mike Jordan. “In the coming weeks, the City of Portland Elections Office will work with our county partners to take the immediate next steps for the proper administration of district-based elections for City Council elections, and in the future, candidate and voter education.”
About the City of Portland Transition Project
In November 2022, Portland voters approved Ballot Measure 26-228 that directs the City of Portland to implement these three connected changes by Jan. 1, 2025:
- Allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, using ranked-choice voting.
Establish four geographic districts, with three city council members elected to represent each district – expanding city council to a total of 12 members.
- Establish a city council that focuses on setting policy and engaging with community, transitioning day-to-day oversight of bureaus to a mayor elected citywide and a professional city administrator.
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