Redistricting 2021

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.

Redistricting 2021 Proposed Amendment

The Virginia Supreme Court recently released their State Redistricting Plan.  This Plan has some minor deviations from the Redistricting 2021 Plan adopted by the Hanover County Board of Supervisors in December 2021.  Hence, minor modifications to the County’s Redistricting Plan have been made.  These changes were adopted by the Board at their February 23, 2022, meeting.

Staff Recommended Redistricting 2021 Plan

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.

Public Meetings have been scheduled as follows. No formal presentations will be given at the meetings. The format is to drop in at any time during the scheduled event. Stations will be set up to review proposed maps.

  • Monday October 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Patrick Henry High School
  • Tuesday October 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Atlee High School
  • Thursday October 28, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Hanover High School
  • Wednesday November 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Mechanicsville High School

If you have comments about the Board of Supervisor Redistricting initiative, please fill out the on-line form.