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  • Writer's pictureMartha Schoolman

My District is What Now?

With early voting for the midterm primaries starting on August 8, it's time to start preparing. Step one: figure out your new district!

The 2020 census occasioned a redrawing of all of our population-based districts, including FL house and senate, US house, and Miami-Dade county commission. For most of us in Coral Gables, the main difference will be the renumbering and reconfiguring of the State House and Senate districts, though it’s possible that your own individual precinct may have been moved between neighboring districts at the other levels as well.

So here’s your Coral Gables-centric rundown:

Congressional Districts: Coral Gables is still FL-27.

Florida now has 28 US Congressional districts, rather than 27. Coral Gables and much of Miami-Dade south of the Dolphin Expressway and east of the Turnpike are still FL-27. If you used to be in 26, you are probably now in 28.

Florida Senate: Coral Gables (formerly FL-37) is now split between FL-36 and FL-38.

FL-36 in the Gables is basically everything north of Bird Road.

FL-38 in the Gables is everything south of Bird Road.

Florida House: Coral Gables used to be split between FL-112 and FL-114, now it is all FL-114.

FL-114 now follows the Coral Gables city boundaries all the way down to Deering Bay, with the addition of parts of South Miami, Westchester and Fountainbleau to the west, Coconut Grove to the east, and Little Gables/Flagami north toward the Dolphin Expressway.

Commission Districts: Coral Gables is still districts 6 and 7 along the existing district boundaries.

District 6 is a skinny rectangular district that runs roughly North-South from Hialeah to Bird Road in Coral Gables, bounded by the Palmetto Expressway to the west and Douglass Road to the east.

Within Coral Gables, the southeast corner of the district is bounded by Granada Blvd to the east and Valencia Ave. to the South. Somewhat inexplicably, that square has been and remains in District 7.

District 7 is shaped vaguely like a manatee, with its northernmost boundary at SW 8th St. and its southernmost point along the Cutler Drain Canal that separates Kendall from Richmond Heights. It extends west to 137th Ave and east to Biscayne Bay, including Key Biscayne and Virginia Key.

Within Coral Gables, the District 7 boundaries are also unchanged.

Do you like maps? Here are the latest.

Do you just want to know your own district info? Check here.

Don’t trust Ron DeSantis with your voting rights? Check your registration and your vote-by-mail status ASAP.


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