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File #: 22-159    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Action Items
File created: 1/24/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/2/2022 Final action:
Title: Proposed Amendment to the Redistricting Schedule
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Proposed Accelerated Schedule, 2. Att.B - Summary of Changes, 3. Att.C - Redistricting Map Options, 4. Att.D - Proposed Redistricting Demographics, 5. Att.E - Proposed Redistricting Guidelines
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AGENDA DATE: 2/2/2022

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Proposed Amendment to the Redistricting Schedule
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Amend the local redistricting schedule adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December 2021 to provide for a more accelerated redistricting schedule in anticipation of possible upcoming June primary elections; authorize notice to be provided; adopt redistricting guidelines.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Bessette, Washburne

PRESENTER (S): Greg Kamptner, Richard J. Washburne

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Federal and state law require that local magisterial districts and voting precincts be reviewed every 10 years in order to achieve population parity among local magisterial districts, and in order to prevent the creation of split voting precincts. The Board of Supervisors adopted a proposed local redistricting schedule in December 2021. Because of the possibility of June primary elections, the local redistricting process must be completed as soon as reasonably possible in order to give voters the requisite notice of changes in their magisterial districts and voting precincts, while at the same time providing the requisite opportunity for public comment.

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DISCUSSION:
Accelerated Schedule
The Albemarle County Electoral Board and the Registrar of Voters have requested the Board adopt an accelerated redistricting schedule to ensure that the redistricting process, and all necessary resulting actions, can be completed before possible primary elections are held on June 21, 2022. The proposed accelerated redistricting schedule is provided in Attachment A. The proposed schedule has the Board holding the public hearing on the redistricting ordinance on March 2, 2022, but with the Board not acting on the ordinance until March 23, ...

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