Oct. 6, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As the county continues to work through the process of making changes to its magisterial districts, residents are invited to participate in a pair of upcoming virtual community meetings to hear information on the changes and to share their feedback.
The Board of Supervisors will be hosting Facebook Live events on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. on the county’s main Facebook page to further discuss proposed changes to Chesterfield’s magisterial districts, along with an overview of the redistricting process.
As required by state and federal law, Chesterfield must redraw its five magisterial districts – Bermuda, Clover Hill, Dale, Matoaca and Midlothian – based on population growth reflected in the 2020 census to determine local representation and voting precincts for elections.
Proposed changes to the magisterial districts will not affect voters during the current 2021 election cycle and have no bearing on school attendance zones.
The Board of Supervisors will also hold a public hearing during its Oct. 27 evening session to receive public comment on the proposed maps.
The county launched its census website last month to help area residents and businesses navigate Chesterfield’s 2020 population growth, which is roughly 49,000 people.
Residents can view the proposed magisterial district map and submit comments and questions about the redistricting process and proposed changes to the magisterial map on the new webpage. They can also sign up for notifications regarding the county’s redistricting process before submitting comments. Residents may also submit comments and questions by email at email@example.com and by mail at:
P.O. Box 40 Attn: County Administration/RedistrictingChesterfield, Va. 23838
Residents can visit the Chesterfield County Public Library for assistance in viewing the proposed changes to the county’s magisterial districts online, and submitting any comments or questions.