May 13

Board Prepares for New Election Districts, Adopts New District Name

Posted on May 13, 2022 at 12:30 PM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors concluded its May 11, 2022, public hearing on a proposed local election district plan, titled the LT-Revised 1 Plan, without making additional changes to the plan. The plan will now be considered for adoption during the Board’s regular meeting on June 7, 2022. The Board also selected a new name for election district 7. 

New District Name

The Board voted to name one of the newly redrawn districts, district 7, as the Little River District. The names of the county’s seven other election districts will remain the same. District 7 is located in the southwest area of the county. The Blue Ridge District name will be retired. 

About the Plan

The county’s election districts were redrawn following the 2020 census to adjust election districts based on population changes over the past decade, as required by law. The population of each proposed redrawn district currently ranges between 50,468 and 54,880 residents. 

The proposed election districts adhere to the ten guidelines established by the Board for the county’s local redistricting process:

  • All districts shall have equal representation.
  • The plan shall comply with the Voting Rights Act.
  • All districts must be compact and contiguous.
  • The census shall be the source of data.
  • Preserve communities of interest.
  • Create districts with similar interests among communities.
  • Consider voter convenience and effective election administration.
  • Use geographical or physical features, especially arterial roadways, for district and precinct boundaries.
  • Consider all alternative plans presented by interested groups and individuals.
  • When possible, do not split incorporated towns.

Next Steps

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the adoption of the LT-Revised 1 Plan during its regularly scheduled meeting on June 7, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Loudoun County Government Center. To view meeting documents and watch the live stream of the meeting, visit loudoun.gov/meetings. The meeting can also be viewed on Comcast cable channel 23 and Verizon FiOS channel 40. 

If adopted, the plan will be sent to the Commonwealth of Virginia for approval. If approved by the state, the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration will adjust precincts as necessary and establish updated polling places in accordance with the adopted election district plan. All Loudoun County registered voters will receive information by mail from the Office of Elections and Voter Registration to notify voters of any changes in their precincts, precinct numbers or election districts.

The newly drawn districts will become official following the state's approval of Loudoun's election district plan. The previously scheduled special election in November 2022 to fill two vacant Loudoun County School Board seats will be held under the current existing election districts. The newly drawn districts will be implemented for voting purposes following the November 2022 election.

More Information

More information about redistricting in Loudoun County is posted at loudoun.gov/redistricting.

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Apr 07

Public Invited to Comment on Electoral District Plan at May 11 Public Hearing

Posted on April 7, 2022 at 4:02 PM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed local electoral district plan, titled the LT-Revised 1 Plan, at the Board’s regularly scheduled public hearing on May 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. 

Members of the public may watch the public hearing on cable TV (Comcast Channel 23 or Verizon FiOS Channel 40), via live stream at loudoun.gov/meetings, or in person at the Government Center (1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg).

Loudoun residents are encouraged to provide input to this process for the Board’s consideration through these channels:

In addition to adopting the election district plan, the Board also will choose a name for District 7. Currently, two name options are under consideration: Evergreen and Little River. 

At its April 5, 2022, meeting, the Board reviewed a staff analysis of the LT-Revised 1 Plan, which confirmed that the plan can be accommodated by the Office of Elections and Voter Registration and adheres to the ten guidelines established by the Board in June 2021 for the county’s local redistricting process, which are:

  • All districts shall have equal representation.
  • The plan shall comply with the Voting Rights Act.
  • All districts must be compact and contiguous.
  • The census shall be the source of data.
  • Preserve communities of interest.
  • Create districts with similar interests among communities.
  • Consider voter convenience and effective election administration.
  • Use geographical or physical features, especially arterial roadways, for district and precinct boundaries.
  • Consider all alternative plans presented by interested groups and individuals.
  • When possible, do not split incorporated towns.

For more information about local redistricting in Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/redistricting.

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Mar 30

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Moves Electoral District Plan Forward

Posted on March 30, 2022 at 2:02 PM by Nancy McCormick

  • The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is moving closer to finalizing a new electoral district plan that will reshape the county’s eight existing districts. The Board voted on March 15, 2022, to forward the LT-Revised 1 Plan to the May 11 public hearing.
  • The LT-Revised 1 Plan includes refinements that primarily focus on the goal of keeping communities of interest together while balancing the requirement to distribute the population equally in the eight districts based on the 2020 Census. The LT-Revised 1 Plan includes the following: 
    • Locates all of Ashburn Farm in one election district
    • Locates all of Ashburn Village in one election district
    • Locates all of Birchwood at Brambleton in one election district
    • Locates all of Broadlands in one election district
    • Moves the St. Louis Precinct from District 8 to District 7
    • Moves The Regency from District 2 to District 4
    • Moves the rural and transition policy areas southwest of Leesburg from District 6 to District 8
  • The Board directed staff to analyze the LT-Revised 1 Plan, which will be discussed during the April 5 Board of Supervisors meeting. If any issues are identified that would prevent this plan from being implemented, the Board voted on March 15 to revert to the previously considered Letourneau-Turner Refined Plan as a “backup” plan. 
  • The Board also agreed at the March 15 meeting to retain the majority of the current district names, including Algonkian, Ashburn, Broad Run, Dulles, Leesburg, and Sterling. The Board also voted to advance the name Catoctin for consideration for District 8, and to advance Blue Ridge, Evergreen and Little River for consideration for District 7.
  • Members of the public may provide input on the proposal to the Board of Supervisors during the April 5 business meeting or at the May 11 public hearing. The Board could take action to adopt the final redistricting plan as early as May 11. 
  • Loudoun residents are encouraged to provide input to this process through these channels:

For more information about local redistricting in Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/redistricting.

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