On October 15, 2021 the Legislative Apportionment Board completed the first phase of its detailed review of the impact of the 2020 U.S. Census population changes in Vermont towns and cities, and on the existing legislative districts. The Apportionment Board’s focus is on assuring that the population of legislative districts is substantially equal. Population changes require changes to many legislative district boundaries to achieve that.
The Board has released a “tentative” Vermont House of Representatives legislative district (or districts) for your town and for all towns. If your town/city population is above a certain level, it has more than one district. The Board voted, 4-3, to tentatively propose 150 single-member House districts, i.e., one where there are no two-member districts. This is a “tentative” proposal because the Apportionment Board seeks comment, criticism and proposals from Boards of Civil Authority (BCAs) and does not decide on a final recommendation to the legislature until carefully considering town feedback. The Wallingford BCA will meet on Monday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to take up this discussion.
Proposed House Reapportionment Statewide Map – Town Finder App. This is an interactive map displaying a side-by-side comparison of current House districts and the LAB’s proposed re-drawing of districts. Clicking on a district displays district specific data like population and population deviation.
Proposed House Reapportionment individual district PDFs. These PDFs are high resolution and can be printed in large sizes or emailed to BCA members. They can also be found and printed from the Town Finder App, above.
Current Individual House District Maps (search by town and click on district link)
All of these materials are also online on the Vermont Secretary of State’s website: https://sos.vermont.gov/apportionment-board/resources/bca-resources/