Redistricting Information

Redistricting Information

Administration Building - 411 Elm Street, 2nd Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202
Office: 214-653-7327

Public Hearing Information

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Time: 10:30am
Location:  Allen Clemson Courtroom
Dallas County Administration Building
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202 

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
Time:
 10:30am
Location:  Allen Clemson Courtroom
Dallas County Administration Building
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Click here to view the public hearing live stream.

 

 

Redistricting Maps

 

 

The results of the United States 2020 Census were released in August. Dallas County now has the most recent data necessary to apportion Commissioners, Constables, and Justice of the Peace precincts. The following criteria have been adopted to guide the map drawing efforts by Dallas County.

  1. Commissioner districts shall be drawn to meet the one-person, one-vote requirements of the United States Constitution on the basis of total population. Plans should show the total population and voting age population, according to the official 2020 U.S. Census Bureau Data, for each commissioner precinct including subtotals for racial/ethnic groups reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Plans should have a total population variance (deviation) below 10%.
  2. Plans shall be constructed to comply with all provisions of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, as well as the Voting Rights Act. Specifically, plans should meet all requirements of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits the denial or abridgement of the right to vote based on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group, and, in some circumstances, requires the configuration of precincts that provide racial and language minorities an effective opportunity to elect their candidate of choice where their populations are sufficiently large and geographically compact.
  3. To the extent permitted by law, commissioner precincts should respect population changes in Dallas County over the last decade, including population increases and decreases within commissioner precincts.
  4. Commissioner precincts should be drawn in a manner that takes into account the election results for elections held within Dallas County over the last decade.
  5. Communities of interest may be considered consistent with the preceding principles. For purposes of this criterion, “community of interest” means any group that shares one or more particularized interests that may be the subject of county policy and thus should be considered for inclusion within a single commissioner precinct for purposes of ensuring that group’s fair and effective representation.
  6. To the extent possible, commissioner precincts should be comprised of whole voting tabulation districts (“VTDs”). Where this is not possible, commissioner precincts should be drawn in a manner that permits the creation of VTDs and that ensures that adequate polling place facilities exist within each VTD.
  7. Commissioner precincts should be comprised of geographically contiguous territory.
  8. Any proposed redistricting plan, including any plans proposed by members of the public, shall be drawn so as to include the boundaries of all commissioner precincts.

Click here to read the full briefing from the Special Session of the September 29, 2021 Commissioners Court.

 

 

Dallas County is seeking input from the community regarding the 2021 Redistricting Process.

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