In the fall of 2021, Sussex County began the process to redraw the boundaries of its five elected County Council districts following the release of population data from the U.S. census. This process, known as 'redistricting', occurs at the local and state level following the federal decennial population count to ensure an even distribution of residents among their elected representatives.
Due to population increases, particularly in eastern Sussex County, with more than 40,000 new residents countywide between 2010 and 2020, the County Council's boundaries must adjust accordingly.
To achieve this, the County's legal staff have drafted a proposed map, unveiled Dec. 14, which will be considered for adoption by the County Council in early 2022.
The public is encouraged to view the map below, along with a presentation, and submit feedback before Jan. 7, 2022.
Public comment on the draft map will be accepted through January 7, 2022. Comments can be submitted through the web form below, emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to the Clerk of the Council, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947.