Redistricting

Redistricting is required by federal law every 10 years, following the decennial census. 

Comments from the public with respect to the submission may be made to the Clerk’s Office by email at ccouncil@norfolk.gov or by mail to Norfolk City Council, 810 Union Street, 10th Floor, Norfolk, VA  23510. 

Comments will be accepted until April 30, 2022.

Wards and Superwards are required to: 

  • Consist of equal populations with a deviation of +/- 5%
  • Be contiguous and definable by identifiable geographic boundaries 

Precincts are required to:

  • Contain no greater than 5,000 registered voters or no less than 500 registered voters
  • Be contiguous and definable by identifiable geographic boundaries
  • Not split local, state or federal electoral districts 

Proposed ward changes:

  • Wesley Precinct - move to Ward 1 from Ward 2
  • Azalea Gardens Precinct – move to Ward 4 from Ward 5
  • City Council advised that the proposed move of the Azalea Gardens Precinct from Ward 5 to Ward 4 and Superward 6 to Superward 7 should be removed from consideration (March 8, 2022 City Council meeting).

Minor adjustment to account for Census Block changes (detail in later slides).

Redistricting New WARDS Image
Wards
Current Wards

Proposed Superward Changes

  • Azalea Gardens Precinct – move to Superward 7 from Superward 6 (the move is to have the Azalea Garden Precinct become part of the same Superward as the rest of Ward 4)
  • City Council advised that the proposed move of the Azalea Gardens Precinct from Ward 5 to Ward 4 and Superward 6 to Superward 7 should be removed from consideration (March 8, 2022 City Council meeting).
  • Minor adjustments to account for Census Block changes (detail in maps further below).
Redistricting NEW Superwards Image
Superwards Image
Current Superwards

Minor adjustments to account for Census Block changes:

Minor Changes Redistricting Image
Norview Precint Image

Proposed precinct changes:

  • Minor adjustments to account for Census Block changes—shown in detail on maps
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