2021 Prince George's County Council Redistricting Information
Thank you for visiting the 2021 Prince George’s County Council Redistricting online resource. This web page was created to provide important information related to Redistricting in Prince George’s County.
Redistricting is a legally-required process based on the principle of “one person – one vote.” Under the County’s Charter, Council District boundaries must be redrawn every ten (10) years to comply with official census data.
The 2021 Redistricting Process focuses on the Council District map, determining how communities are represented on the County Council. There are currently nine (9) existing Council Districts in Prince George’s County.
An informed citizenry is key to this process, and the Council encourages your continued engagement.
Here you can view maps, related legislation, a redistricting process timeline, and important details about the Virtual Public held November 16, 2021.
The Council thanks the 2021 Redistricting Commission for its foundational work in arriving at a proposed Redistricting Plan for Council consideration.
COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 305
Section 305 of the Charter, which outlines the procedure for Redistricting in Prince George’s County, requires Council Districts “that are compact, contiguous, and equal in population.” The Charter also includes the following among its legal requirements for redistricting:
Appointment of a Redistricting Commission by February 1 of the year prior to the election year.
A Plan and Report from the Redistricting Commission by September 1 of the year prior to the election year.
A Council Public Hearing on the Plan and Report submitted by the Redistricting Commission.
A Redistricting Plan, establishing Council Districts, in accordance with official adjusted census data.
If the Council passes no other law changing the proposal, the Proposed Plan, as submitted, shall become law, as of the last day of November, as an act of the Council.
Council passed CR-123-2021, adopting a final Redistricting Plan on November 16, 2021. Therefore, the proposed plan of the Redistricting Commission did not become the law as an act of the Council.