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Redistricting

What is Redistricting?

The redrawing of West Virginia's Congressional and Legislative boundry lines. This must be accomplished using U.S. Census data every 10 years to indicate changes in population.

2011 Senate Redistricting Project | 2011 House Redistricting Project

2010 Census Map

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2010 Census Information

The files below reflect the new district and county population numbers in West Virginia based on the 2010 Federal Census.

New districts have not been drawn based on these numbers. Released (03/23/2011)
› Senate Districts
› House Districts
› Congressional Districts
› County Population

Public Law 94-171 Reference Maps (2010 CENSUS)
› P.L. 94-171 VTD/SLD Reference Maps
› P.L. 94-171 County Block Maps
› Census Tract Reference Maps

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Redistricting Office

The Redistricting Office of the West Virginia Legislature is a Joint Committee office serving both the Senate and the House of Delegates.

In a census year, data is collected based on the residence of the population on April 1st. At the state level, by April 1st of the year following the census, in this case 2011, the Census Bureau Director will provide geographically defined population counts to the Governor, legislative leaders and state liaisons.

Once the data is received, legislative leadership forms redistricting committees, which are charged to work with the Redistricting Office analysts to draw new political boundaries for Congressional, State Senate and House of Delegate Districts to ensure equal representation within West Virginia.

Once the initial plans are completed, the Redistricting Office generates the reports and maps needed for the formation of the Redistricting Bill. This normally takes place during a special session the year following the census.

Contact

Legislative Redistricting Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Room MB-48
Charleston, West Virginia 25305

Phone: (304) 347-4824 or 4826
E-mail: redistricting@wvlegislature.gov



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