How auto-districting works

When you have enabled voter features, you have the option of auto-districting each person's voting districts.


How to turn on auto-districting

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

political_settings.png

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 > Basics.


Auto-districting features

  • A person's profile will display political districts based on his 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, his districts are automatically updated.
  • When NationBuilder gets additional districts or a revised district map, each person's voting districts are automatically updated. 

Districts included in auto-districting

Our goal is to provide auto-districting for all districts, world-wide. The below information is current as of March 23, 2017. Auto-districting is currently enabled in the following countries:

Australia

District name Field
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
WA State Electoral Districts state_lower_district
Local Government Areas city_district
QLD Sunshine Coast Divisional Boundaries  city_sub_district
 VIC Divisional Boundaries city_sub_district 

Canada

District name Field 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
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

District name Field
Régions federal_district
Départements state_upper_district
Circonscriptions state_lower_district
Arrondissements county_district
Communes city_district
Cantons village_district

Malaysia

District name Field
Federal districts federal_district

Mexico

District name Field
Distritos Electorales Federales federal_district
Municipios county_district

United Kingdom

District name Field 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

District name Field
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
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

District name Field
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 > Contact. 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.


How to edit primary address

How to setup your election

How to import a custom voter file

If you’re unclear on how this feature works, please ask a question. If you would like to see changes to this feature, please submit a suggestion.

Not finding what you're looking for? Browse the People FAQs