Every ten years, cities are required to redraw their Council Member district boundaries based on the population counts from the census. In early 2022, West St. Paul redrew its Council Member districts and precinct boundaries based on the population count of the 2020 Census.
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented.
In Minnesota, the state legislature has constitutional responsibility for redistricting Minnesota's Congressional districts, as well as Minnesota Senate and House districts, and Metropolitan Council districts. Local governments are responsible for redistricting other election districts:
- County boards are responsible for redistricting county commissioner districts
- City councils are responsible for redistricting city wards
- School boards are responsible for redistricting board member districts
In early 2022, the State of Minnesota went through their redistricting process. The resulting MN districts can be found here. The results of the State Redistricting do impact West St. Paul. West St. Paul is bisected with the northern section located in Senate District 65 (House District 65B) and the southern portion is located in Senate District 53 (House District 53A).View West St. Paul's new Legislative Map here.
In West St. Paul
On March 28th, 2022, after Charter Commission recommendation, multiple public readings and a public hearing, the City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance approving the new wards and precincts as presented by staff. The final zoomable redistricting map can be viewed and downloaded here. The new districts will be valid starting with the August 9th, 2022 State Primary.