A vote on the city of Houston's latest redistricting map was scheduled to occur Oct. 5, but plans have been postponed until Oct. 12.

The delay was caused by council member absences, according to the mayor's spokesperson, Mary Benton.

As previously reported by Community Impact, the city is required to draft a new district every 10 years based on data from the U.S. census.

To be in comply with the city of Houston regulations, residents in each district must maintain a relatively equal population, include easily identifiable geographic boundaries, not break up county voting precincts, avoid the diminishing of voting power by demographic concentration or dilution, and preserve incumbent and constituent relations.