City Council Districts
This year’s upcoming municipal election will be the first time in nearly 100 years that Detroiters will elect the city council from defined districts. Historically, Detroit’s nine City Council members have been elected at-large with each of them representing the city as a whole rather than a particular district. However, with the passing of Detroit’s new City Charter, which took effect on January 1, 2012, only two members are elected at-large, and seven members are elected by district.
Use this interactive tool to explore the new districts!
|Data Driven Detroit’s profile of current Council districts is available to download. Download the geography file for the New Districts from the Detroit Data Collaborative.For information and resources that D3 and others produced during the districting process, see the archive.|
|Who Votes, Who Doesn’t? Predicting Voter Turnout for Today’s Election – November 2011: This article provides an in depth look at Detroit voting data from the last decade and estimates voter turnout based on previous elections.
“Today, November 8th 2011, registered voters in Detroit will decide whether or not to approve a revised city charter… We at Data Driven Detroit (D3) have been combing through voter data from the last 10 years and, based on turnout in previous local, non-mayoral elections, are estimating an 8.5% voter turnout on the charter issue.” Download the full article here.
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In May 2013, the Detroit News released an interactive map listing residents intending to run for Detroit City Council.
As of February 2013, current City Council members began to announce their intentions to run for re-election. See analysis by the Detroit Free Press.
Visit the Detroit Free Press for Rochelle Riley’s coverage of the Detroit City Council districts and election.