The supervisors have scheduled a public hearing Dec. 21 on the proposed redistricting map.
State code requires localities to redraw magisterial districts every 10 years after the completion of the U.S. Census. The new map will be used for the next local elections, in 2023.
The proposed map was moved to public hearing earlier this month on a 5-3 vote with Republicans opposed…
…While it’s virtually impossible to determine how many votes would have gone to Democrats or Republicans in the precincts that are partially moving, looking at the overall vote count from 2019 shows a favorable adjustment for Republicans.
…The 2019 vote count from all precincts that will be wholly or partially added to the Occoquan district is 2,613 for Republicans to 1,537 for Democrats. Subtracting the total votes of the precincts that will be partly moved to Neabsco or Coles nets 503 added votes for Republicans to 885 lost for Democrats.
The other changes in the proposed map move parts of precincts from Coles to Neabsco, Brentsville to Coles, Brentsville to Gainesville and Neabsco to Woodbridge.
The public hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge.