Women's Representation in Local Government


Find out how voting reforms can impact local elections


Executive Office

Women serve as mayors in 20 of the 100 largest cities, according to the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

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Legislative Bodies

Among the largest 100 cities in the United States, the average percentage of women on city councils with only at-large seats is 40% while the average percentage of women on city councils with only single member district seats is 31%. When city councils have both at-large seats and single-member district seats, the average percentage of women is 35%. 

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