In April 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the decennial census, which provided a population count of all residents in Hanover County. Hanover had a 2020 population of 109,991. Based on this population count the County must apportion its Board of Supervisors magisterial (election) districts so that each district contains an equal portion of the County’s population. This is accomplished through Redistricting, which is the process of changing Board of Supervisor electoral districts and constituency boundaries. The U.S. Constitution requires that electoral districts be periodically adjusted or redrawn to account for population shifts; the Virginia Constitution mandates Redistricting by local governments every ten years. Counties therefore must implement redistricting in 2021.
Several resources have been provided below to educate and inform County citizens about this initiative. Additional materials will be posted over the next few months.
- County Attorney Memorandum to Board of Supervisors – Why redistricting is necessary/required
- September 8, 2021 Board of Supervisors update (includes time-line)
- Hanover 2020 Population Numbers by District
- Adopted Public Engagement Plan
- Existing election districts, precincts, and polling places
- Public Information Sessions
Public Meetings have been scheduled as follows (more locations and information coming soon):
- Monday October 25, 6:00-7:30 - Patrick Henry High School
- Tuesday October 26, 6:00-7:30 - Atlee High School
- Thursday October 28, 6:00-7:30 - Hanover High School
- Wednesday November 3, 6:00-7:30 - Mechanicsville High School
If you have comments about the Board of Supervisor Redistricting initiative, please fill out the on-line form.