The 2010 Census figures are in. The total population for Cumberland County as of April 2010 is 10,052. The Redistricting process is required by state law and the Virginia Constitution and takes place every ten years after the decennial Census. At the January 2011 Board of Supervisor meeting, the Board appointed members to the Redistricting Committee, and charged them with the task of redrawing the magisterial district lines.
Cumberland has five magisterial districts. Each district (see map) covers a different geographical area of the County. The goal of the Redistricting Committee is to equally distribute population amongst each of the five voting districts. The Redistricting Committee expects to provide the Board of Supervisors with three varying options for their consideration.
The Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cumberland Courthouse to provide the public with information, and the ability to provide input regarding the redistricting options.
The three options being considered for public input are as follows:
- Option 1 - To move population from district two into district one in order to improve the deviation from a model district.
- Option 2 - Keep District three a majority-minority district
- Option 3 - no change
Any questions should be directed to the County Administrator’s Office at 804/492-3625 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All meetings of the Redistricting Committee are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:
|February 22, 2011||4:30 PM||Community Center Rm. C-8||Available||Available|
|March 02, 2011||9:00 AM||CRC Meeting Room||Available||Available|
|March 14, 2011||9:00 AM||CRC Meeting Room||Available|
|March 23, 2011||7:00 PM||Circuit Courtroom|
|April 12, 2011||7:00 PM||Circuit Courtroom|