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Frequently Asked Questions
The Mayor will serve a four-year term. The 10 new Councilmembers will draw lots to be divided into two classes. Class One shall consist of five Councilmembers who will serve a two-year term. Class Two shall consist of five Councilmembers who will serve a four-year term. Thereafter, unless elected to fill a vacancy, each Councilmember will serve four-year terms. This will allow future elections to take place every two years.
The 10-ONE map was drawn by a 14-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) that was partially selected through an application process, with the remainder chosen by those selected members.
Under the voter-approved Charter amendment the Mayor will continue to be elected citywide. The other 10 Councilmembers will no longer be elected citywide. Voters who reside in the geographic district will elect a council member who lives in their district.
10-ONE is the upcoming change for Austin municipal government to single-member, geographic district representation. Voters approved the change on Nov. 6, 2012, as Proposition 3, commonly referred to as 10-ONE.
The first time Austin voters will vote in single-member districts will be the Nov. 4, 2014 election.
To find out more about the work of the ICRC, go to the ICRC website.