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Orange County would normally redraw county commissioner district boundaries in 2021, but FairCistrictsNC calculations indicate that the population deviation is within the 5% limit, so the county may or may not redraw. If they decide to redraw, county residents can ask for 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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Orange County Board of Commissioners Structure

County District Map

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has 7 members:
– 3 members are elected in District 1 (blue)
– 2 members are elected in District 2 (green)
– 2 are at-large members

For the 5 district seats, district residency is required, only district voters nominate for district seats in the primary, and all county voters elect for every district seat in the general election. For example, District 1 voters in the primary vote for 3 district seats (the District 1 seats) plus the 2 at-large seats, and then District 1 voters in the general election vote for all 5 district seats plus the two at-large seats. (It’s complicated!)

Commissioners serve 4-year staggered terms. 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.

map source: Orange County website (PDF file)

Current Districts Map

County Demographics/Population Data

Following are demographics for the county, downloaded from and in Mar. 2021. 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.