What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of the County's districts, which represent specific geographic areas, that elect the members of the Board of Supervisors. The process is designed to account for population and demographic shifts. This effort occurs every ten years following the United States decennial census and is the responsibility of both State and local governments. Redistricting is governed by Federal and State constitutional and statutory laws.
Redistricting Power Point Presentation
NOTE: The proposed changes would not be effective during the election on November 2, 2021. The changes would become effective for any election(s) in 2022.
The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors is in the process of completing the Decennial Redistricting for 2020-2021. Key dates are below:
October 25, 2021
Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting
Staff introduced adjusted Census data, discuss overall process, provide demo of map to reconfigure boundaries, and receive general input.
November 22, 2021 ▪ 6:30 p.m.
Board of Supervisors’ Regular Meeting
Present reconfigured districts and authorize staff to send the proposed map to the Attorney General’s Office for review.
Board of Supervisor’s Regular Meeting
Following approval from the Attorney General, the Board will need to hold a public hearing and pass an Ordinance officially approving the revised districts.
Anyone who has questions or would like to provide input can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 598-3639.