Redistricting Process

Redistricting 2022

At the March 15, 2022, Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board adopted Proposed Ordinance 022-08, an ordinance describing new election district boundaries, voting precincts and polling locations in Stafford County. 

2020-2022 Redistricting 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.

On December 28, 2021, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order formally adopting Virginia’s Congressional and General Assembly Election District Maps. With federal and state maps adopted, Virginia’s local governments can now begin local redistricting.

Redistricting is a constitutional responsibility of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. The Board examined election district scenarios, precinct scenarios, and polling locations during multiple work sessions held in early 2022.

On March 1, the Board authorized the County Administrator to hold a public hearing on Stafford’s proposed new Redistricting Ordinance. The hearing will be held in the Board Chambers of the Stafford County Government Center on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. A stakeholders group meeting and two public information meetings will be head in advance of the hearing:

  • Stakeholders Group: Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in ABC Conference Room of the Stafford County Government Center.
  • Public Information Meeting – North Stafford: Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. in ABC Conference Room of the Stafford County Government Center. This meeting will be recorded and streamed on the County’s media channels. This meeting has passed, please view the recording.
  • Public Information Meeting – South Stafford: Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 of the Howell Library.

Proposed Redistricting Maps

Redistricting Proposals

United States Census Bureau Glossary of Terms

Resources and Maps

Redistricting Complete

Resources and Maps