Redistricting Process

Process

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a final redistricting plan that establishes new voter district boundary lines (redistricting) based on Census 2010 population data. Article VII, Section 5 of the Virginia Constitution and Virginia Code § 24.2-304.1 require localities, which elect governing bodies by district, to redistrict every ten years to account for population and demographic shifts.

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Background

Committee Members & Meetings


The Board of Supervisors established a redistricting committee, which included Board of Supervisors Mark Dudenhefer, Garrisonville District; Susan Stimpson, Falmouth District; and Harry Crisp, George Washington District. Below is a list of meetings that were held.

Board Committee Meetings and Agendas
  • February 23 - 5:00 pm - County Administration Conference Room
  • March 7 - 5:00 pm - Conference Room ABC
  • March 14 - 5:00 pm - Conference Room ABC
  • March 22 - 5:00 pm - Conference Room ABC
  • March 28 - 5:00 pm - Conference Room ABC
  • March 28 - 7:00 pm - Conference Room ABC - (Stakeholders)
Board of Supervisors Meetings
  • April 19, 2011 - Work session
  • May 3, 2011 - Public hearing
Town Hall Meetings
  • April 7 - 7:00 pm - Stafford High School auditorium
  • April 14 - 7:00 pm - North Stafford High School auditorium

Redistricting Complete 

The final redistricting plan has been submitted to the United States Department of Justice for pre-clearance, which is required before the new election districts can be implemented. 
A complete duplicate copy of the submission is available for inspection at the County Administrator’s Office and the Department of Planning and Zoning, located at 1300 Courthouse Road, and may be examined Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Interested individuals may send comments on the submission by:

  • Email: Chief of Voting Section
  • Fax: (202) 616-9514
  • Mail: 
    Chief of Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division
    United States Department of Justice
    Room 7254–NWB
    950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20530
The envelope, if any, and the first page of the comments should be marked “Comment under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” and the subject line should reference Stafford County, Virginia.