Hanover begins redistricting process for elections
With the 2020 Census having been completed, Hanover’s Board of Supervisors now must adjust its seven voting districts to ensure a roughly equal population in all. Hanover’s 2020 population of 109,979 must be equally divided seven ways, meaning that each district should have a population of about 15,711. A variance of 2.5% from that target population is allowed. This election district redistricting, which takes place every 10 years, has no impact on school district boundaries. Staff will finalize data and come up with proposals for new voting districts over the next month or so. Once alternatives have been developed, the Board plans to hold public meetings at each of the four high schools in November to seek input. The Board must adopt its redistricting plan by the end of this year.