The mapping tool options linked below include different tools for different purposes and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest. Residents can submit maps of the entire City, of one district or a specific community of interest, or of multiple districts. When using these tools, residents can group Census blocks together to form a district. Census blocks are the smallest population unit available when forming districts and therefore are considered the building block for district boundaries. To view the current district-based elections map, visit this Resources Page.
Submit maps electronically, by mail, or drop them off in person by the deadline. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Submit by Mail or Drop Off in Person: Westminster City Hall, ATTN: City Clerk – Redistricting, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683. City Hall Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Closed Every Friday.
After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps Page.
It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.
The deadline to submit draft maps is February 1, 2022.
- Paper-only maps for those without internet access or who prefer paper.
- Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals
- Dave’s Redistricting App (DRA) is a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw districts, neighborhoods, or communities of interest. Members of the community will need to register for an account to create district maps. Once created, residents can access the two templates below, starting either with a blank map or with the current districts. Click the paintbrush icon to “Make editable copy of this map.”
- Maptitude is an advanced online tool that allows you to draw districts Census Block by Census Block, with all of the demographic data used by Westminsters demographic consultants. You can fine-tune your district lines and see the resulting demographics in real-time as you draw your map. To access the tool, you must create a user account by clicking the New User Link.
- Interactive Review Map to review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released). Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.
If you would like to submit a map created using your own software, please email to email@example.com and include: (1) a GIS Shapefile and/or a Census Block equivalency file (using 2020 Census Blocks); and, (2) a description of the choices and key points of your map.