Welcome to Virginia Redistricting Commission
There's a new process to draw election district maps in Virginia.
Following action by the Virginia General Assembly, on November 3, 2020, Virginia residents voted to amend the state’s Constitution to authorize the establishment of the Virginia Redistricting Commission.
The Commission was established for the sole purpose of developing maps for Virginia’s state legislative districts and districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, which is currently underway.
In years past, redistricting was accomplished through the normal state legislative process -- bills outlining the districts were introduced, considered and passed by a majority of both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, and were signed by the Governor, with the legislature drawing the maps.
With the 2020 change to Virginia’s Constitution, now the Commission will draw the maps for the General Assembly to approve.
A range of factors are being considered as the maps are developed.
Members of the public are encouraged to share what they think.
There are a number of ways members of the public can help shape the maps as they are being developed, including:
What’s a Community of Interest?
Virginia Code defines “communities of interest” as a neighborhood or any geographically defined group of people living in an area who share similar social, cultural, and economic interests. A "community of interest" does not include a community based upon political affiliation or relationship with a political party, elected official, or candidate for office.
To maintain communities of interest in Virginia, the Commission is required by law to consider the following (listed in order of priority):
Is there a community of interest that’s important to you? Let the Commission know by clicking here.
Are there organizations you would like us to include in our outreach? Make your suggestions by clicking here.
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UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
October 18, 2021, 8:00 a.m. -- Register here before Noon on 10/17/21.
October 20, 2021, 8:00 a.m. -- Register here before Noon on 10/19/21.
October 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. -- Register here before Noon on 10/21/21.
October 25, 2021, 8:00 a.m. -- Register here before Noon on 10/24/21.