Hanover County has scheduled public information sessions on the proposed reapportionment of County election (magisterial) districts, including changes in Board of Supervisor election districts, precinct boundaries, and polling place locations. Members of the Board of Supervisors are elected and certain appointments are made on the basis of the districts. Reapportionment of districts is required every ten years, following the census, by Va. Code Section 24.2-304.1. This process is also referred to as redistricting.
In April 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the decennial census, which documented that Hanover County has a population of 109,991. Based on this population count, the County must apportion its Board of Supervisors election districts so that each district contains an approximately equal portion of the County’s population. This is accomplished through redistricting, which is the process of changing electoral district boundaries.
Redistricting has absolutely no effect on school district boundaries.
Several public information sessions intended to educate the public and seek input on redistricting have been scheduled. No formal presentations will be given. Stations will be set up with pertinent maps and other materials available for review. Staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments. All sessions begin at 6 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 25, at Patrick Henry High School, 12449 West Patrick Henry Road, Ashland VA 23005
- Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Atlee High School, 9414 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville VA 23116.
- Thursday, Oct. 28, at Hanover High School, 10307 Chamberlayne Road, Mechanicsville VA 23116.
- Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Mechanicsville High School, 7052 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA 23111.
Copies of redistricting information are available for review at the Hanover County Administration Office, 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069 and here. For more information, please contact Kevin Nelson, Director of Information Technology at (804) 365-6168 or via email at [email protected].