Georgetown City Council approved the new council district map at a Dec. 17 meeting after months of legal counsel and examining data from the 2020 census.

Redistricting is a process that begins after every decennial census. The city began talking about redistricting its seven council districts at an Oct. 26 meeting. The Williamson County Elections Department will mail out new voter registration cards in January to all active registered voters, according to a press release. These cards will include new City Council district numbers and county voting precinct numbers. The new council maps must go into effect before Jan. 19, the start of the filing period for candidates in Districts 3, 4 and 7. These candidates will be on the ballot for the May City Council election, according to the release.

Individuals can read more on the city’s redistricting process here and watch recorded meetings concerning redistricting here.