Redistricting Information

New map of Virginia Senate Districts showing close-up of the Smith Mountain Lake area.

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Virginia Redistricting

The 2020 Census required voting district maps to be redrawn nationwide, and our lake area districts have changed. Note that the changes will take place for the 2022 Congressional election.

Summary of 2021 redistricting

Redistricting occurs every 10 years in the United States, following each U.S. Census. The census provides current demographic data, which is used to recalibrate election districts (redistricting). This is necessary to ensure that elected officials at all levels represent approximately equal populations compared to other districts at the same level. The 2020 U.S. Census was used for redistricting last year. This has resulted in new Congressional, House of Delegates, Virginia Senate and county electoral districts. The new maps will be in effect in 2022 elections.

Use the following links to view new statewide district maps, from the Virginia Redistricting Commission.

Use this link to view the VA Supreme Court’s Redistricting Order.

Overview of New Districts
  • Bedford County side of the lake will be in House of Delegates District 53 and Senate District 8.
  • Franklin County side of the lake will be in House of Delegates District 39 and Senate District 7.
  • Franklin and Bedford County will both be in Congressional District 9.
  • Pittsylvania County will be in House of Delegates District 48, Senate District 9 and Congressional District 5.
  • To find out if your county maps have changed, see notes under the counties below.
TimeTable for 2021 Redistricting
  • On November 3, 2020, Virginia residents voted to amend the state’s Constitution to authorize the establishment of the Virginia Redistricting Commission.
  • On the October 25, 2021, deadline, the Virginia Redistricting Commission failed to approve any maps for Congress or the state legislature. In keeping with the Virginia Constitution, the task shifted to the Virginia Supreme Court. 
  • On December 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced public hearings on redistricting maps proposed by the Court’s special masters.
  • On December 28, 2021, the Supreme Court of Virginia Redistricting Final Order approved maps establishing voting districts for the Senate of Virginia, the House of Delegates of Virginia, and Virginia’s representatives to the United States House of Representatives.
  • Following this, redistricting became the responsibility of each Virginia county to draw its local maps. 

Bedford County Redistricting

Based on the 2020 Census population figures, the Bedford County, VA, Redistricting Committee has proposed changes to the County Election Boundaries. Use this link to view the new county voting districts with options for comparison with current maps.

Franklin County Redistricting

On March 15, Franklin County’s Board of Supervisors approved new election district boundaries. View the new maps using this link. All maps will be printed and posted in the lobby of the Administration Building at 1255 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount.

Only minor changes were made to keep about the same number of people in each district. All seven election districts remain, with the same names. Polling locations have also remained the same, with one name change.

The maps were prepared by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department, and they comply with local, state and federal guidelines.

Next steps include approval by the Virginia Attorney General and official approval of voting locations. The Registrar will then digitize registered voter records for the state and, before the next election, each voter will receive a Letter of Notification confirming election district, precinct and polling place.

Pittsylvania County Redistricting

Pittsylvania County recently completed the process of redrawing lines for local election districts, precincts and polling places. This redistricting process is required to be completed every 10 years. In December of 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted Redistricting Plan A, which, out of the three proposed options, most closely resembles the current district lines. This new plan was passed on to the State Attorney General for certification. For more information about this process, read about Pittsylvania Redistricting here.

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