CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 21, 2021) —The
Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee on Wednesday recommended draft map B1 for consideration by the full Charlotte City Council at the council's Nov. 8 meeting.
The recommended draft map moves 16 precincts, primarily along the district borders. It was created as an update to an earlier draft map and ensures the area along Central Avenue and near the former Eastland Mall site remains an intact community of interest – with shared features and represented by the same City Council district representative. This is particularly important as the former mall site undergoes redevelopment.
In the recommended draft map B1, District 7 would remain unchanged. The draft map should also maintain the Republican Party's historic election advantage in districts 6 and 7.
Recommended draft map B1 closely meets the
criteria approved by the committee on Sept. 7. These criteria include balancing populations, keeping districts compact and grouping communities with similar interests. The draft map also follows voter precinct boundaries and takes into consideration the race of district residents.
Precincts Currently in District 1:
Precincts 1, 8, 18 and 35 would move to District 6.
Precincts 5 and 45 would move to District 5.
Precincts Currently in District 2:
Precincts Currently in Districts 3:
Precincts Currently in District 4:
Precincts Currently in District 5:
Precincts Currently in District 6:
Timeline and Next Steps
The Charlotte City Council's timeline to complete the redistricting process:
Nov. 8: The City Council will vote to adopt a district map based on 2020 census data.
Nov. 12: The city will notify the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections if a final, revised map will be available by Nov. 17, in accordance with law.
Nov. 17: The city's deadline to provide a revised, adopted, district map to the local board of elections, in accordance with law.
If the city does not provide a revised district map to the local board of elections by Nov. 17, the new deadline for the City Council to adopt and submit revised districts is Dec. 17. The period for candidates to file for the 2022 election then moves from Dec. 6-17, 2021, to Jan. 3-7, 2022.
Charlotte's municipal primary election will be held March 8, 2022, and the municipal general election will be on April 26, 2022.
Members of the public can continue to submit questions and comments about redistricting to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about recommended draft map B1, and the redistricting process is available at