Redistricting

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Redistricting is the process to redraw the boundaries of electoral districts to ensure proportional representation. It is required by law and takes place after every decennial U.S. Census.

Fairfax County's redistricting effort will establish new electoral districts for the Board of Supervisors and School Board. However, this effort will not change school boundaries or electoral maps for state legislators or members of Congress.

Redistricting is a legally required process to ensure proportional representation as populations grow and shift over time, and it is based on the principle of "one person, one vote."

The Board of Supervisors created an advisory committee composed of community members to recommend proposed new boundaries for these districts, and the Board will ultimately vote to adopt the new districts, following a public hearing.

Community input will be key to the process, and the public is encouraged to draw proposed new districts, offer comments or revisions and participate in the process. 

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