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How to turn on auto-districting

In Settings > Political > Settings, check the box next to "Automatically update Federal & State Districts when an address changes."

Then click the Save settings button to save your change.

If you can't see the Settings section of your control panel, your permission set doesn't allow access. Contact an admin of your nation for help. If you can see the Settings section, but can't see the Political subsection, be sure you have enabled voter features in your nation at Settings > Defaults > Nation basics.

Auto-districting features

  • A person's profile will display political districts based on their primary address. Within a profile, districts can be seen in Location > Voting districts
  • NationBuilder will add as many districts to the profile as possible.
  • When a person's primary address changes, their district is automatically updated.
  • When NationBuilder gets additional districts or a revised district map, each person's voting districts are automatically updated. 

Districts included

Our goal is to provide autodistricting for all districts, worldwide. Autodistricting is currently available in the following countries, and with the following district name (on the left) to field name (on the right) mappings: 

Australia

  • Federal Electoral Divisions (2016) = federal_district 
  • VIC Legislative Council Districts = state_upper_district 
  • WA Legislative Council Districts = state_upper_district 
  • NSW State Electoral Districts = state_lower_district 
  • QLD State Electoral Districts = state_lower_district 
  • SA State Electoral Districts = state_lower_district 
  • VIC State Electoral Districts = state_lower_district 
  • NT Legislative Assembly Districts = state_upper_district 
  • WA State Electoral Districts = state_lower_district 
  • TAS Legislative Council Districts = state_upper_district 
  • TAS House of Assembly Districts = state_lower_district 
  • ACT Legislative Assembly Districts = state_upper_district 
  • Local Government Areas = city_district 
  • QLD Sunshine Coast Divisional Boundaries = city_sub_district  
  • VIC Divisional Boundaries = city_sub_district  

Belgium

  • Régions = federal_district 
  • Provinces = state_upper_district 
  • Arrondissements = county_district 
  • Communes = city_district 
  • Cantons = village_district 

Canada

(District name / Field Name / Localization)

  • Federal Ridings = federal_district = Federal Ridings
  • Alberta Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • British Columbia Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Manitoba Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • New Brunswick Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Ontario Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Quebec Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Saskatchewan Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Yukon Provincial Constituencies = state_upper_district = Provincial Constituencies
  • Alberta Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • British Columbia Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Manitoba Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • New Brunswick Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Newfoundland and Labrador = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Ontario Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Quebec Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Saskatchewan Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • Yukon Provincial Polls = precinct_name = Provincial Polls
  • British Columbia = county_district = Administrative Districts
  • Erin and Puslinch, Ontario = county_district = Administrative Districts
  • Minto-Mapleton, Ontario = county_district = Administrative Districts
  • York and Niagara, Ontario = county_district = Administrative Districts
  • Burlington, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Cambridge, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Centre Wellington, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Durham, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Edmonton, Alberta Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Georgina, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Grimsby, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Guelph, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Hamilton, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • King, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • London, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Milton, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Newmarket, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Ottawa, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Peel, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Pelham, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Peterborough, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Simcoe, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • St. Catharine's, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Toronto, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Vaughan, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Waterloo, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Welland, Ontario Wards = city_district = Municipal District
  • Edmonton, Alberta Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • Hamilton, Ontario Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • Ottawa, Ontario Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • Peel Region, Ontario Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • Toronto, Ontario Polls = city_sub_district = Municipal Poll
  • British Columbia School Districts = school_district = 

France

  • Régions = federal_district
  • Départements = state_upper_district
  • Circonscriptions = state_lower_district
  • Arrondissements = county_district
  • Communes = city_district
  • Cantons = village_district

Italy

  • Regioni = federal_district
  • Province = state_upper_district
  • Comuni = city_district

Malaysia

  • Federal districts = federal_district 

Mexico

  • Distritos Electorales Federales = federal_district
  • Municipios = county_district

Norway

  • Fylker = federal_district 
  • Kommuner = county_district 

Sweden

  • Lan = federal_district 
  • Kommuner = county_district  

Switzerland

  • Cantons = federal_district 
  • Districts = state_upper_district 
  • Municipalities = county_district 

United Kingdom

(District name / Field name / Localization)

  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies = federal_district = Westminster Parliamentary Constituency
  • Scottish Welsh Electoral Regions = state_upper_district = Scottish Welsh Electoral Region
  • Scottish Welsh London Constituencies = state_lower_district = Scottish Welsh London Constituency
  • Councils = county_district = Council
  • Ward = precinct_name = Ward
  • County Council Divisions = school_district = County 
  • County Electoral Divisions = school_sub_district = County Division  

United States

  • Congressional Districts = federal_district
  • State Upper Districts = state_upper_district
  • State Lower Districts = state_lower_district
  • CA - Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Districts = county_district
  • CA - Orange County Board of Supervisors Districts = county_district
  • CA - San Diego County Board of Supervisors Districts = county_district
  • CA - San Francisco Board of Supervisors Districts = county_district
  • CA - San Luis Obispo County Supervisors Districts = county_district
  • MO - St. Louis County Council Districts = county_district
  • NM - Bernalillo County Commission Districts = county_district
  • MN - Hennepin County Commission Districts = county_district
  • CA - Berkeley City Council Districts = city_district
  • CA - Los Angeles County - City Council Districts = city_district
  • CA - Oakland City Council Districts = city_district
  • CA - San Diego County - City Council Districts = city_district
  • CO - Denver City Council Districts = city_district
  • MN - Minneapolis City Council Wards = city_district
  • MO - Kansas City Council Districts = city_district
  • MO - St. Louis County Municipalities = city_district
  • RI - City of Providence Ward 3 City Districts = city_district
  • TX - Austin city districts = city_district
  • TX - Dallas city districts = city_district
  • WI - Alderman city districts = city_district
  • WI - Alderman city districts = city_district
  • WI - Milwaukee City Wards = city_district
  • CA - Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils = city_sub_district
  • LA - New Orleans Neighborhood Associations = city_sub_district
  • MO - St. Louis County Municipality Wards = city_sub_district
  • CA - Alameda Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Albany Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - American Union Elementary School District = school_district
  • CA - Alum Rock Union Elementary School District = school_district
  • CA - Berkeley Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Bonsall Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Borrego Springs Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Carlsbad Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Central Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Cloves Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Coronado Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Dublin Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - East Side Union High School District = school_district
  • CA - Emery Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Escondido Union High School District = school_district
  • CA - Fallbrook Union High School District = school_district
  • CA - Fowler Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Fremont Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Fresno Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Grossmont Union High School District = school_district
  • CA - Hayward Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Julian Union High School District = school_district
  • CA - Lammers Joint Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Livermore Valley Joint School District = school_district
  • CA - Los Angeles Unified School Districts = school_district
  • CA - Mt. Empire Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Morgan Hill Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Newark Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - New Haven Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Oakland Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Oceanside Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Orange Center Elementary School District = school_district
  • CA - Pacific Union Elementary School District = school_district
  • CA - Piedmont Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Pleasanton Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Poway Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Ramona Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Sacramento Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Sacramento City Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Bernardino City Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Diego County Unified School Districts = school_district
  • CA - San Diego High School Districts = school_district
  • CA - San Jose Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Juan Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Leandro Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Lorenzo Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - San Luis Obispo County School Districts = school_district
  • CA - Sanger Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Sunol Glen Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - Twin Rivers Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - West Contra Costa Unified School District = school_district
  • CA - West Fresno Elementary School District = school_district
  • CA - West Park Elementary School District = school_district
  • TX - Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District = school_district
  • NY - New York City School Districts = school_district
  • CA - Alameda County Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - Contra Costa County Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - Fresno Unified Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - Los Angeles Unified School Sub Districts = school_sub_district
  • CA - Orange County Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - Sacramento Unified School Sub Districts = school_sub_district
  • CA - San Bernardino County Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - San Jose Unified Trustee Areas = school_sub_district
  • CA - Santa Clara County Trustee Areas = school_sub_district

New Zealand

  • Federal Electorate Boundaries = federal_district 

The difference between field name and localization

Your nation has the same database structure as all other nations. This means that when you import district information, you'll need to map it to an existing field. 

Localization occurs based on your nation's country, as indicated in Settings > Contacts and billing. The fields will be labeled based on your local naming convention. If your people database includes people from other countries, their districts will also be mapped and will be labeled according to the custom in your country. For example, for a nation in Ontario, Canada, the city_district field will be labeled Municipal District in all profiles, whether or not the person lives in Canada. 

Current localization is indicated in the above tables describing auto-districting. 

Adding other districts

If you need information on a political district not listed in the above table, import a voter file. You can also add districts on a person's profile in the Location > Voting districts area. 

If you have auto-districting enabled, the information you place in other voting districts may be over-written. This will happen if that district becomes part of our auto-districting process.

Follow this page to be notified when new districts are added.

Related HOWTOs

How to edit primary address
How to setup your election
How to import a custom voter file



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