Orange County Redistricting (Consolidated Redistricting Packet, 04-26-11)
ORANGE COUNTY REDISTRICTING 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau recently conducted the decennial census, and provided population counts of all residents in Orange County as of April 1, 2010. Based on this population count, the Board of Supervisors was required to apportion the Supervisors’ election districts so that each district contains an equal portion of the County’s population. This was accomplished through redistricting, which is the process of changing election districts and constituency boundaries. The U.S. Constitution requires that election districts be periodically adjusted or redrawn to account for shifts in local population.
The Board of Supervisors welcomed citizen input on the development of the County’s redistricting plan. Four public input sessions and a public hearing were held between January 2011 and April 2011. The current district map was adopted by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on April 26, 2011. After adoption by the Board, the U.S. Department of Justice reviewed and approved all changes to the election districts, precincts, and polling places before the new plan was implemented for the 2011 election(s).
If you have questions about the County’s redistricting process, please contact Julie G. Jordan, County Administrator, at (540) 672-3313.