Redistricting Beaufort County

Redistricting is the process of enacting new district boundaries. District lines are redrawn every ten years following the completion of the United States census. Federal law stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and not discriminate based on race or ethnicity. Boundaries must also be as contiguous and compact as possible and keep communities of interest in their entirety.

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Redistricting Timeline

Once the map has passed County Council, it will be submitted to the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to review and then enact the new district maps.

  1. November 8 – 24

    Staff will analyze key data points, receive feedback from council members, and draw district maps

  2. November 24

    Maps will be posted for public review

  3. November 29 - 6pm to 8pm

    Public Hearing for Districts 1,2,3,4,5 at  USC-B Auditorium, 805 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

  4. November 30 - 6:30pm to 8pm

    Public Hearing for Districts 5,6,7,9 at  Bluffton Recreation Center, 61B Ulmer Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

  5. December 1 - 6:30pm to 8pm

    Public Hearing for Districts 8,10,11 at Hilton Head Island Recreation Center , 20 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

  6. December 2 – 5

    Staff will take public comments and see if any adjustments to the boundaries will need to be made

  7. December 6 - 2pm

    The final two maps will be presented to the Executive Committee to decide which map to recommend for approval

  8. December 13 - 6pm

    1st Reading at County Council meeting

  9. January 10 - 6pm

    2nd Reading at County Council meeting

  10. January 24 - 6pm

    3rd and Final Reading at County Council meeting

Key Documents

Map Alternative 3A - Forwarded to Council For Consideration

View Map Alternative 3A

Presentation on Redistricting from Townhall meetings

View Presentation

2020 Beaufort County Redistricting Bench Mark report

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Additional Documents For Alternatives 3a and 3b

Coastline Redistricting Special

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