At a special meeting on June 21, 2021, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors adopted guidelines and a preliminary timeline for the 2021 local redistricting process. The Board also voted to maintain its current size, which consists of a chair at large and eight supervisors elected to represent single-member districts.
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of districts that elect representatives who serve specific geographic areas. This process occurs every 10 years following the United States decennial census. Loudoun County underwent its last local redistricting process in 2011.
The process will begin after federal census data is released. While the release of that data has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected to be released in September 2021. County staff can then begin to develop possible scenarios, which will be brought to the Board for consideration at its October 19, 2021 business meeting. A public submission period will take place in November 2021. During that time, members of the public can review and comment on staff scenarios and submit additional plans for consideration.
The final plan is slated to be presented to the Board of Supervisors in May 2022, and the map of updated boundaries is expected to be completed by August 2022.
Public involvement is an important part of the redistricting process. The county will provide an online portal through which individuals can view and propose scenarios for redistricting, and will provide a number of opportunities for public input throughout the process.
The guidelines for the process, adopted by the Board at its June 21 meeting, are:
For more information, and to sign up for project updates, visit loudoun.gov/redistricting.
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