The original item was published from May 4, 2023 4:25 PM to May 5, 2023 4:34 PM
As Loudoun County implements new local election districts, the Office of Elections and Voter Registration is mailing information to all registered voters to provide them with current information on their precincts and polling places. The new election districts were adopted by the Board of Supervisors as part of the redistricting process that occurred after the 2020 census.
Upcoming Elections and Mail to Registered Voters
The redrawn districts will be used for the first time in the upcoming June 20, 2023, Democratic primary election and the November 7, 2023, general election. There is no Republican primary this year.
Voters are receiving notices by mail from the Office of Elections and Voter Registration that indicate their precinct and polling place information. Any resident who receives a notice for a voter who no longer lives at the address is encouraged to let the Office of Elections know by writing “return to sender” on the envelope and putting the letter back in the mail. Officials will use the returned letters to update their records. The Office of Elections cannot update voting records by phone.
Early voting for the June 20, 2023, primary election begins Friday, May 5, 2023. Information about the upcoming June primary and the November general election, including voting deadlines, sample ballots, and how to vote at home, is posted at loudoun.gov/upcomingelections.
The county’s precinct boundaries and polling places have been adjusted to align with new state and local election district boundaries, creating some new precincts and polling places. Earlier this year, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia issued a “certification of no objection” to the changes, which include revisions to the boundaries of 17 precincts.
In addition, the changes include the temporary relocation of polling places for the Algonkian, Potomac Falls and Cool Springs precincts due to ongoing construction at their previous polling places. The changes for the Algonkian, Potomac Falls and Cool Springs precincts are in effect only for the June 2023 primary.
The Middleburg Precinct is also temporarily relocated to the Middleburg American Legion Post 295, 111 The Plains Road, until construction of the new Middleburg Town Hall is completed.
Online Resources: Districts, Precincts and Polling Places
All of the updated information voters need to find information about candidates, election districts, precincts and polling places is posted online. The online resources will help voters determine their local, state and congressional districts prior to voting.
Background on New Local Election Districts
The county’s new election districts are the result of a process required by law that was informed by the 2020 census and input from the public. Based on the 2020 census, the population of each district now ranges between 50,468 and 54,881 residents.
As part of the redistricting process, the Board of Supervisors voted to name one newly redrawn district as the Little River District. The Blue Ridge District name is being retired. The names of the county’s seven other election districts, also redrawn, remain the same.
To receive text and email alerts regarding voting in Loudoun County from the Office of Elections and Voter Registration:
Additionally, you can receive information from the Office of Elections and Voter Registration on Facebook and Twitter.
Everything Loudoun County residents and registered voters in Loudoun County need to know, including how to register to vote and information about election security, is available online at loudoun.gov/vote.
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The original item was published from November 19, 2021 10:22 AM to November 19, 2021 10:24 AM
Loudoun County will hold a second virtual workshop to demonstrate how to use the online mapping tool developed for the county's local redistricting process. The workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021.
The workshop will provide a general overview of Loudoun’s redistricting project, an introduction to online resources on local redistricting, and a demonstration of the online redistricting tool. Staff members of the Office of Mapping and Geographic Information will also answer technical questions regarding the online tool.
Through November 30, 2021, the public can use the online tool to develop and submit their own redistricting plans for consideration. The tool, which is available on the Redistricting Hub, includes examples of local redistricting plans as well as a blank plan for the public to use as a starting point.
Login information for the November 22 workshop is posted at loudoun.gov/redistricting and loudoun.gov/remoteparticipation.
A series of instructional videos, available on the county’s YouTube channel, is available for members of the public to learn how to use the tool. Through these videos, individuals can learn how to create their own plans and submit them for consideration by the county. Watch the videos here.
The local redistricting process determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing members to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and School Board. By making sure districts have approximately the same number of people, redistricting can help to ensure residents have equal representation on the Board of Supervisors and School Board. It also affects for whom residents vote and where they vote, based on how the local electoral boundaries are drawn.
To submit general comments about the redistricting process, residents are encouraged to use this comment form.
For more information about local redistricting in Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/redistricting.