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.

Final Commissioner & Scott SWCD District Boundary Map

At the April 19, 2022 County Board meeting, the Scott County Board of Commissioners adopted the final Commissioner and Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 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 percent 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 two 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 first in compactness of the four proposed plans;
  • The plan is second in balanced population of the four 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.

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State Cong Final

House Final

Senate Final