City of Kingston Redistricting

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Due to the results of the 2020 Census and local population changes, the City of Kingston must redraw current districting maps to make the nine wards more equitable. To undertake this effort, the Common Council President has created a Redistricting Sub-Committee, with council members Barbara Hill, Rita Worthington, and Michael Olivieri serving.

This effort is required every 10 years, based on the most recent Census data. Redrawing local voting districts for elections is based on population changes from the previous Census; changes in the local population since the 2020 Census will not be considered.

A first draft of the new redistricting maps will be available soon and a Deviation and Demographics report is available here (and under Important Documents).

The Redistricting Sub-Committee will create a redrawn map of City of Kingston’s nine wards. The first draft will be presented at a discussion on Tuesday, December 13 at the Kingston Public Library at 6:00pm. After community input on the initial map draft, a second draft of the redrawn map will be available prior to a second public hearing, which will be held at City Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

The Common Council expects to vote on the final maps on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Watch the virtual informational meeting from November 17, 2022:


Municipalities in New York must abide by the Voting Rights Act and constitutional rules on race. NY State law prohibits districts to be drawn with the purpose or result of denying or abridging racial or language minority voting rights and requires that districts be drawn so that racial or minority language groups do not have less opportunity to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice.

New York law also requires districts to be contiguous and as compact in form “as practicable,” and there must be considerations to protect communities of interest. Wards/ Election Districts may not be drawn to discourage competition or for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring candidates or parties.


Due to the results of the 2020 Census and local population changes, the City of Kingston must redraw current districting maps to make the nine wards more equitable. To undertake this effort, the Common Council President has created a Redistricting Sub-Committee, with council members Barbara Hill, Rita Worthington, and Michael Olivieri serving.

This effort is required every 10 years, based on the most recent Census data. Redrawing local voting districts for elections is based on population changes from the previous Census; changes in the local population since the 2020 Census will not be considered.

A first draft of the new redistricting maps will be available soon and a Deviation and Demographics report is available here (and under Important Documents).

The Redistricting Sub-Committee will create a redrawn map of City of Kingston’s nine wards. The first draft will be presented at a discussion on Tuesday, December 13 at the Kingston Public Library at 6:00pm. After community input on the initial map draft, a second draft of the redrawn map will be available prior to a second public hearing, which will be held at City Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

The Common Council expects to vote on the final maps on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Watch the virtual informational meeting from November 17, 2022:


Municipalities in New York must abide by the Voting Rights Act and constitutional rules on race. NY State law prohibits districts to be drawn with the purpose or result of denying or abridging racial or language minority voting rights and requires that districts be drawn so that racial or minority language groups do not have less opportunity to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice.

New York law also requires districts to be contiguous and as compact in form “as practicable,” and there must be considerations to protect communities of interest. Wards/ Election Districts may not be drawn to discourage competition or for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring candidates or parties.


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