2021 County Board Redistricting

Phase 1: County Adopts a Tentative Supervisory District Plan - Complete

Established goals in the creation of the county's plan:

  • Districts that are substantially equal in population
  • Districts that are compact
  • Districts that provide proportional representation for City, Village and Town residents
  • Districts that follow municipal lines
  • Districts that minimize the number of ballot styles

On September 8 the Washington County Board of Supervisors adopted a tentative supervisory district plan.

Phase 2: Municipalities Adopt Ward Plans - In Progress

All municipalities with a population greater than 1000 people need to divide their community into wards.  Wards cannot cross a supervisory district line.  Wards also cannot cross alderperson/trustee district lines.

Wards do not need to be equal in population, but must fall within statutory defined ranges.  The range depends on the total population of the municipality.

  • If the total population is >1,000 and <10,000, then the ward size range is 300-1000.
  • If the total population is >10,000 and <39,000, then the ward size range is 600-2,100 

It is anticipated that all municipalities will adopt a ward plan by Oct 15, 2021.

View Interactive Ward Map Full Screen

Phase 3: County Adopts a Final Supervisory District Plan

Discrepancies between the tentative supervisory district plan and municipal ward plans are reconciled.

Changes to the county's supervisory district map to maintain consistency with approved wards are documented in the story map below.  View the story map full screen.

The county holds a public hearing - Date TBA

County adopts a final supervisory district plan.