Will the County’s Redistricting Map have to be submitted to and approved by the Virginia Attorney General?

No, Goochland’s Redistricting Map will not have to be approved by the Virginia Attorney General. The Virginia Voting Rights Act provides two paths for approval of a new redistricting map: community input or Attorney General approval. Goochland is following the Virginia Voting Rights Act process which provides for significant community on its proposed redistricting map; accordingly, the county’s new redistricting map will become effective 30 days after the Board of Supervisors adopts it, without the need to submit the map to the Attorney General for approval.

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1. What are the small shaded areas throughout the map?
2. Please explain what Census Blocks are, how they can be found on the Proposed Redistricting Map, and what information is available on the map about each Census Block?
3. Why are there only two precincts in each Election District? Could more be created?
4. Will the County’s Redistricting Map have to be submitted to and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice?
5. Will the County’s Redistricting Map have to be submitted to and approved by the Virginia Attorney General?
6. Under the Proposed Redistricting Map, which voters in Goochland County will be in Virginia House of Delegates District 57?
7. The Board of Supervisors directed staff not to consider incumbency in drawing the new local election districts. Are the members of the Board of Supervisors still located in their current districts und
8. If the Board of Supervisors members don’t still live in the district they represent, can they continue to serve as the Board representative for their district?
9. How will Goochland voters know their districts, precincts, and polling places after a new redistricting map is adopted?