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Fairfax Approves Plan for Redrawing District Lines

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its process and schedule for redrawing the lines that make up the nine supervisor districts in the county. Chairman Sharon Bulova said the purpose of redistricting is to ensure equitably sized voting districts.

“The plan we adopted today will allow us to act quickly and involve the community to ensure Fairfax County residents are properly represented on the Board of Supervisors in time for the elections,” Bulova said. “Growth in Fairfax County over the last 10 years will likely mean some changes, but those changes won’t become clear until we are able to look at and analyze the data from the 2010 U.S. Census.”

Chairman Bulova pointed to a key change to the 2011 election schedule – the likely decision by State officials to move the primaries from June to mid-August or even early September. That accounts for the tight redistricting timeline.