Redistricting Process

Process

Article VII, Section 5 of the Virginia Constitution and Virginia Code § 24.2-304.1 requires localities, which elect governing bodies by district, to redistrict every ten years to account for population and demographic shifts. The decennial reapportionment of each state’s congressional delegation is a requirement of Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. Federal, state, and local reapportionments require the use of federal census and redistricting data. 

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors is in the process of planning for the 2021 Redistricting. Local redistricting will begin upon the release of federal census and redistricting data and the establishment of the Virginia Congressional and General Assembly Election District Maps. 

On February 12, 2021, the United States Census Bureau announced it would be delaying the release of census and redistricting data to states until on or before September 30, 2021. Delays are associated with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both data collection methods and Census Bureau personnel. 

Redistricting Committee Information

The Board of Supervisors established a Redistricting Committee on March 3, 2020 to plan for the upcoming redistricting and make election district and precinct boundaries, and polling place recommendations to the full Board. Meetings of the Committee are generally held monthly. Dates and times will be announced via public notice prior to each meeting. 

Members of the Committee

Meeting Information

Statutory References

Resources and Maps


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2010 Redistricting 

This files and links are from the past redistricting process that occurred in 2010, and are for past reference only.
  1. Redistricting Complete
  2. Resources and Maps
  3. Background

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.