Redistricting Timeline

November 25

Judicial panel meets to approve application forms for citizen members

Panel of Retired Circuit Court Judges
This panel will select eight citizen members

  • Pamela Baskervill, chairman (selected by the other four judges)
  • Joanne F. Alper (selected by House Democrats)
  • Larry B. Kirksey (selected by House Republicans)
  • David Pugh (selected by Senate Democrats)
  • William C. Andrews III (selected by Senate Republicans)

November 30

Application process opens for citizen members

Citizens must be a Virginia resident for the past three years and must have voted in at least two of the last three general elections. Applicants CANNOT be considered if:

  • Holds, have held or have sought partisan elected office or political party position
  • Employed or has been employed by the General Assembly or Congress
  • Employed or has been employed by any campaign for local, state or federal office
  • Employed or has been employed by any political party or a member of state party central committee
  • Has been lobbyist or lobbyist principal in the last five years

In addition, the prohibition extends to a parent, spouse, child, sibling, in-law of anyone who would be disqualified for the five reasons stated above

December 1

Deadline for General Assembly to name 8 legislators

House of Delegates
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)
Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)
Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Westmoreland)
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax)
State Senate
Sen. George Barker (D-Fairfax)
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Hanover)
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Lynchburg)

December 28

Application deadline for citizen members

January 1, 2021

Deadline for legislators to submit a list of names for the judicial panel to consider as citizen nominees

Each of the four delegations — House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans — can nominate up to 16 nominees

January 6, 2021

Panel of five retired judges approved the eight (8) citizen members

In selecting citizen members, the panel of retired judges shall give consideration to the “racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender diversity of the Commonwealth.”

January 21, 2021

Redistricting Commission held its first meeting

April 1, 2021

Statutory deadline (unlikely to be met) for Census to provide states with population data needed for redistricting

Census officials say the data Virginia needs to redraw legislative boundaries likely will not be available before July 31. This delay means it's likely that House of Delegates elections this November will take place in existing districts.

June 8, 2021

Tentative date of House of Delegates primary elections

The primary election date is set for June 8. But the General Assembly could move the House primary date to August. It may depend on the likelihood that new House districts can be drawn in time for November elections.

August 24, 2021

Alternative date for House primary elections

November 2, 2021

General Election

Source: Virginia Division of Legislative Services