Redistricting is underway for Guilford County (Oct. 2021). You can find more information on the Guilford County commission map process here. See “How long does the Board have to redraw” on that website for the redistricting calendar. The redistricting calendar might not have the details of a meeting time and location. Check the County Calendar to ferret out more details, including viewing the Agenda PDF file for upcoming meetings.
Submitted map proposals that meet the guidelines are here. An example of a Proposed Map Submission (210922_02 — Combined Packet) PDF document is here. Guilford has also listed the guidelines they will use to assess maps (see page 2). Plans can be viewed on DRA 2020 here.
10/4/2021. There will be meetings this week to review the draft county maps on Oct. 6th, 7th, and 21st.
9/6/2021. Guilford County Commission districts will have to be redrawn by November 17, in order for candidates to file for the 2022 election in December. Analysis of the new Census data by Fair Counties NC shows that Guilford’s district populations are now too far out of line due to changes over the past decade. Commission district population should be about equal so voters have an equal say. That’s what “one person, one vote” requires. The accepted guideline is that no local district should be more than 5% above or below the new county population per commissioner. Redrawing is a must if the highest and lowest deviation total more than 10%. Guilford’s districts are off by 20%! Guilford County commissioners draw their own maps, just like legislators do, but voters deserve a say in how those districts are drawn. Ask your commissioners what the redrawing schedule will be, when draft maps will be available for public comment, and how you and your neighbors can make your voices heard. Tell them voters want a fair and open county redistricting process. Don’t let districts drawn behind closed doors silence your voice on the vital decisions your commissioners make for Guilford County. ———— View Guilford county district population statistics and more at davesredistricting.org — Guilford County.
Guilford County will likely redraw county commissioner district boundaries in 2021. County residents can demand an open redistricting process and districts that fairly represent communities in the county. Below is the current county districts boundaries map, basic demographic information, and how county residents can participate in ensuring a fair redistricting process in the county.
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Guilford County Events
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners (BOC) holds a meeting open to the public: twice a month, 1st and 3rd Thursday of month, Second Floor, Old County Courthouse, 300 W Washington St, Greensboro. See BOC calendar for upcoming and past meetings. Here you can view agenda, minutes and video of past meetings. Check the BOC website before attending a meeting — to confirm meeting details.
You can participate in achieving Fair Redistricting in Guilford County.
A team of volunteers are asking for a fair redistricting process, if district boundaries are redrawn for Guilford county commissioners in 2021 — see below for current status. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join the effort.
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has 9 members, 8 elected from districts and 1 elected at large. Commissioners serve 4-year terms, with half the members elected every two years. Your county commission makes many decisions that affect you, including providing funds for schools, public health, and many local services, writing regulations, approving projects, and setting tax rates.
Following are demographics for the county. The “2019 Population Est. – Percentages” data at the county level are displayed both in the table and also below the table as a bar chart. Click on the municipality below to visit their website.