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Redistricting: Cities


All cities with populations over 3,500 MUST compete certain analysis with Census data and provide that analysis along with other documentation, maps, and an ordinance to the Iowa Secretary of State. These cities also have the opportunity to precinct themselves and draw wards (voting districts) based on the decennial census.


Cities between 2,000 and 3,500 residents that have a joint city and county precinct (incorporated and unincorporated territory) MUST submit their agreements along with other documentation to the Iowa Secretary of State.

Here is a visual example of a joint city and county precinct for clarity. One can see that parts of Rock Sioux Precinct actually include incorporated jurisdiction in Rock Valley City: