Department of Justice Supported Prince William County's Exemption from Preclearance, and Prince William County became the
Largest Local Government to be Granted Exemption from the Preclearance Program in April 2012.
View the Bailout Notice submitted to Department of Justice by Prince William County.
The new Magisterial Districts were adopted by the Board at its Special Meeting on April 18, 2011, and were approved by the Department of Justice. View the maps below.
Prince William County submitted its redistricting plan to the United Stated Department of Justice for preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. A copy of the submission is available here: Redistricting Plan Submission. Data in the submission that is on cd will be made available upon request.
Every 10 years, the County must reexamine its magisterial districts in order to ensure that the districts are evenly distributed, based on the U.S. Census results. Prince William County has experienced tremendous growth in the last 10 years, which necessitated changes to the magisterial districts in the County. Changes to magisterial districts enacted in 2011 are based on analysis of the population data from the 2010 U.S. Census.