Local Redistricting in Loudoun County

Project Update: August 2021

  • The U.S. Census Bureau has begin to release 2020 census information.
  • 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 process itself will begin after the Virginia Congressional and General Assembly District Maps have been established. 
  1. Public Participation
  2. Guidelines for Process

How can the public participate in this process?

Public involvement is an important part of the redistricting process. The county will provide an online portal through which individuals can view proposed scenarios for redistricting, and will communicate with the public throughout the local redistricting process

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What is redistricting?

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, in which it maintained eight magisterial districts and a chair at-large.

What is happening with redistricting at the state level? Is that a different process?

  • The redistricting process that establishes the congressional and state legislative districts is a separate process from the local redistricting process. It is led by the Virginia Redistricting Commission, a constitutionally created body approved by the voters of Virginia in 2020.
  • The commission will draw Virginia’s congressional and state legislative districts in 2021. It will develop plans for districts for the Senate and House of Delegates of the General Assembly, and will submit those plans to the General Assembly for review and adoption. Based on the requirements set out in the Constitution of Virginia and the Code of Virginia, the General Assembly is expected to act on the maps provided by the Virginia Redistricting Commission in late October or early November 2021.
  • The exact time frame will be dependent on when census data is received by the Commonwealth. If the General Assembly does not adopt plans by the specific deadlines, the districts will be established by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

What is the time frame for local redistricting?

  • The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has begun the process of planning for the 2021 Local Redistricting. 
  • The process itself begins after federal census data is released and the Virginia Congressional and General Assembly District Maps have been established. According to Virginia Code, local election precincts may not be split across congressional or state legislative districts. Therefore, once the General Assembly completes its redistricting process, the county will likely need to adjust its election precincts accordingly.
  • Now that census data has been released, county staff can begin to develop possible scenarios. These scenarios will be brought to the Board for consideration and will be available for the public to review and comment in the fall of 2021.
  • The final plan is slated to be presented to the Board of Supervisors in May 2022, and, after review by the Attorney General of Virginia, the map of updated boundaries is expected to be completed by August 2022.

Will this impact the size of Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors?

  • As a result of a 1990 referendum, Loudoun County’s governing body consists of a chair at large and supervisors elected to represent single-member districts. Currently, the board has eight single-member districts plus a chair at-large, for a total of nine members.
  • At its June 21, 2021 meeting, the board voted to maintain its current nine-member composition.