Redistricting in Virginia

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The Supreme Court has selected Sean P. Trende, a senior elections analyst at RealClearPolitics and Bernard N. Grofman, with the University of California at Irvine, to aid the Court in the redistricting of 100 state House, 40 state Senate and 11 congressional districts. Grofman, the Democrat nominee, has served as a redistricting special master in Virginia before. Trende, the Republican nominee, is also a non-resident fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. The two must work together to produce draft maps to present to the Court within 30 days.


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Overview

Redistricting is the once-a-decade process when boundaries of legislative districts are redrawn to account for population shifts identified in the national Census. A voter-approved constitutional amendment makes a bipartisan group of eight lawmakers and eight citizens responsible for drawing legislative districts. This once-in-a-decade process is taking place now.

VPAP makes redistricting easier to understand and how you can get involved. We'll show you if your elected representatives will change, how the political lean of your district will shift, and let you evaluate how maps meet the legal criteria.

Watch the video to see how VPAP makes redistricting easier to understand and how you can get involved.

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Special Master Plans due to the Supreme Court of Virginia on Sunday, December 19, 2021
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Virginia's Redistricting Commission begins its work with this population and demographic data. 2020 numbers were released in August 2021. Find out how your city or county has changed in the last decade.

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