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.