Board of Commissioners Redistricting
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, the Port of Bremerton is required to redraw the boundaries of its internal Commissioner districts.
Final Adoption of 2021 Redistricting Map!
As proposed by staff with the assistance of FLO Analytics, the Port of Bremerton Board of Commissioners adopted a new internal districts boundary map at their Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Board Meeting. Public feedback was considered prior to adoption of the final district boundary map.
Please see link above to the New Commissioner District Boundaries map.
What is redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of changing boundaries of voting districts so that all districts have the same number of people. This is how we make sure that everyone has equal representation in government.
As states and communities grow and change, peoples’ representation in government begins to get out of balance. Redistricting brings everything back into balance to make sure that every member of the Port of Bremerton District is represented fairly.
2010 to 2020 Population Change Table
2010 to 2020 Population Change Map
Boundary Change Criteria+
State law requires that the plan for redrawn Port Commissioner district boundaries be consistent with the following criteria:
Each internal commissioner district shall be as nearly equal in population.
Each district shall be as compact as possible.
Each district shall consist of geographically contiguous area.
Population data may not be used for purposes of favoring or disfavoring any racial group or political party.
To the extent feasible, the district boundaries shall coincide with existing recognized natural boundaries.
To the extent possible, the district boundaries shall preserve existing communities of related and mutual interest.
September 2021: 2020 US Census Data released
September-November 2021: FLO Analytics analyzes data and creates Port of Bremerton Springboard Maps
November 23, 2021: Port of Bremerton Board of Commissioners Work Study Session to consider springboards and consider Draft Map Scenarios 0, 1, and 2
December 14, 2021: Present Draft Map Scenario 1 for public comment
December 9, 2021-December 19, 2021 – Public Comment period
December 20, 2021 – January 4, 2022 - Second Public Comment period (if revisions are necessary)
January 11, 2022 – Public Hearing is held and Board adoption of final map