Redistricting

About

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented. This process is done throughout many levels of government, and happens every 10 years following the federal Census.

The County’s responsibilities in redistricting are limited to:

Once available, the County Auditor sends the newly drawn state legislative and congressional redistricting plans to the cities within Scott County. The cities will have 60 days to redraw or re-establish precinct boundaries and polling places.

The County Board establishes new commissioner districts once the cities have completed their redistricting duties. The Board has 20 days to complete this work once the cities have provided them their newly established plans.

The County Auditor will update voter registration records in the Statewide Voter Registration System to reflect the newly established districts and precinct boundaries. This will ensure that all voters are voting in their correct precinct. Voters will be notified of this change by a direct mailing, through social media and from local news media outreach.

At the April 19, 2022 County Board Meeting, the Scott County Board of Commissioners adopted the final Commissioner & Scott Soil and Water Conservation District boundaries as outlined in the map below:

Scott County Redis Final

In adopting the final plan, the board made the following findings:

  • The plan is divided into as many districts as it has members;
  • The plan’s districts are bounded by precinct lines;
  • The plan is composed of contiguous territory as regular and compact in form as practicable and is as equal in population as possible;
  • The plan is within the 10% variance of the average of all districts;
  • The least populous districts contain the majority of the population of the county;
  • The plan allows for rural representation in 2 districts;
  • Public comment favors this plan;
  • The plan stays closely with what the public has been used to for the last 10 years which helps the understanding of citizens;
  • The plan is #1 in compactness of the 4 proposed plans;
  • The plan is #2 in balanced population of the 4 proposed plans;
  • A majority of the Latinx community along 169 is in one district; and
  • The plan takes into consideration planned future population growth to maintain comparable population between all districts until the next census.

2022 Approved State Congressional, House, & Senate District Maps

State Cong Final

House Final

Senate Final


  1. Order of Redistricting

Redistricting takes place in the following order:

County districts are last, after city and township precinct boundaries are drawn:

  • State Legislature:   Congressional and legislative districts
  • City Councils:   Wards and precincts
  • Township Boards:  Precincts, if split by congressional or legislative boundaries
  • County Board:   Commissioner Districts and Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  1. Timeline for 2022
  1. Redistricting Committee and Guiding Principles
  1. Additional Resources