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 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

Meeting Information

Statutory References

Resources and Maps



2010 Redistricting 
These files and links are from the past redistricting process that occurred in 2010 and are for past reference only.

Redistricting Complete

Resources and Maps

Background