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Redistricting

Learn about redistricting and be a part of the process
The Midvale City Council wants to hear from you on how district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. Residents can get involved in the redistricting process through the following opportunities:

Attend a Town Hall meeting

March 15, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Midvale City Hall
Dahl Conference Room
7505 S Holden Street
Midvale, UT

March 23, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hillcrest High School
Gallery Room above Field House
7350 S 900 E 
Midvale, UT
637825262045500000Complete the Redistricting Survey
Midvale City is asking residents to take a survey to get your opinions on the proposed redistricting maps. Your feedback will be provided to the city council to help them in the process of adopting the new city council district map. Please take a few moments to review the two map options and provide your input.

Complete the Redistricting Survey

What is Redistricting?
Every ten years, city council districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city council member represents about the same number of constituents. Redistricting is based on data from the U.S. Census, which was released in August 2021. The Midvale City Council is responsible (per Utah State Code) for setting the city council member districts.
Why is Redistricting Important?
Different neighborhoods of the city grow at different rates. Over time, city council districts become unequal, and redistricting is required to ensure there is a substantial equal number of residents in each district. Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a city council district for purposes of electing a city council member.
What criteria will be used when drawing council district lines?
District lines will be adopted using the following criteria:

  1. Substantially equal in population. This will be accommodated by putting a substantially similar number of residents in each district.
  2. Geographically compact. In general, constituents within a district should live as near to one another as practicable.
  3. Contiguous. All areas within a district must be physically adjacent
  4. Boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
  5. Boundaries need to correspond with the boundaries of the voting precincts.
  6. Try keeping the existing districts substantially intact.
What is a precinct?
Each city, county, or geographic area is divided by address into precincts to assign polling places and gather votes. Salt Lake County reduced the number of precincts in Midvale City from 27 to 24 as part of the process to redraw precincts throughout the County. The city council does not have the authority to establish, divide, abolish, or change precincts.
What do the existing city council districts look like?
City Council District Map
Redistricting Map Option #1
The numbers listed on the map indicate population

Redistricting Map Option #2
The numbers listed on the map indicate population.

Redistricting Map Option #2 

Take the Redistricting Survey today!