Redistricting is underway
The Volusia County Council and Volusia County School Board have received detailed population data from the U.S. Census Bureau and have begun the 2021 redistricting process.
The Volusia County Council and Volusia County School Board are each divided into five districts, and members are elected from each of these districts. Every 10 years these districts are redrawn in line with the county's population as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The purpose of these nonpartisan districts is to elect members to the County Council and School Board.
The redistricting process will redraw the five districts so they are compact, contiguous and as close in population as possible. Several versions of proposed maps will be drawn by the agencies’ geographical information systems teams to ensure that redrawn districts are compact, contiguous and as close in population as possible while preserving communities of interest. Partisan issues will not be included in the decision-making process.
Community input is extremely important in the redistricting process. There are several ways for residents to share comments:
- Submit comments online at https://www.volusia.org/census or www.vcsedu.org/school-board.
- Participate in joint meetings between the County Council and the School Board at 5:30 p.m. Oct.
11(cancelled), 18 and 28 in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
- Submit comments during the public comment session at a regularly scheduled County Council or School Board meeting in October.
- Contact their County Council or School Board representatives directly.
The County Council and School Board will adopt new district boundaries by December 2021.