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 the 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 the 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
- Redistricting Committee Agendas
- Redistricting Committee Charter
- Redistricting Communications Plan Outline
Resources and Maps
These files and links are from the past redistricting process that occurred in 2010 and are for past reference only.
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
Chief of Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice
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.
Resources and Maps
- Detailed district and precinct maps
- Final Redistricting Map
- Ordinance O11-27
- Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 3, 2011
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.
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