Redistricting Information

Redistricting is the process of drawing new district boundaries for congressional, legislative and state school board districts based on each State's resident population. Every ten years, the Delaware State Legislature redraws district boundaries based on the results of the most recent population data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Additional information can be found on the Redistricting FAQ's page.

Statement from the Senate Pro Tempore and Speaker of the House


Dear Fellow Delawareans,

Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census data. This process, known as redistricting, requires us to follow a very specific, very technical set of guidelines. But at the heart of this process is the fundamental value that Delaware is a state of neighbors, and the final product must serve the best interests of those who live in Delaware’s cities, neighborhoods and communities.

This year, the redistricting process has been delayed due to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau arriving five months later than in previous redistricting years. This late release is impacting states across the county and will necessitate a special legislative session later this fall to pass a bill that details the new legislative districts for the next decade.

Even with the delay at the federal level, our commitment here in Delaware to a public and transparent process remains steadfast. We will be soliciting and accepting public input throughout this process, including both general suggestions and specific recommendations about the detailed maps drafted along the way.

On this website, you will be able to review all of the available data, review maps as they are presented, read more about the process and the guidelines we are required to follow, and participate directly in the process through public comment and hearings.

We hope you find this site informative and helpful. Please bookmark and check this site periodically for updates and new information throughout the redistricting process.

As always, we welcome your input and feedback.

Sincerely,

David P. Sokola                                                                      Peter C. Schwarzkopf
Senate President Pro Tempore                                              Speaker of the House

 

Additional Resources


The redistricting process in the First State is governed by the Delaware Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, Delaware Code, and applicable federal laws.

You can find links to those statutes and other helpful resources below:

Title 29, Chapter 8 of Delaware Code

Senate Bill 171

House Bill 245

House Concurrent Resolution 32

Redistricting Criteria

Redistricting and the Supreme Court

Redistricting Systems: A 50-State Overview

The Redistricting Glossary

2020 Census Delays and the Impact on Redistricting

Public Hearing Schedule(s)


Public Hearing on Redistricting - September 28, 6-8 p.m.

During this meeting, lawmakers will give an overview of the redistricting process, explain how districts are drawn, and offer an overview of Delaware's data trends. They also will solicit public comment from residents regarding various districts and communities throughout the state.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ikimzg7nTGGQLWUt4BVrPg.