Board of Commissioners Redistricting

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.

We want your feedback!

In partnership with FLO Analytics, the Port of Bremerton Board of Commissioners has recommended a new proposed map for final adoption at the Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Board Meeting.  Public feedback will be considered prior to the adoption of a final district boundary map.

Please see link above to the Proposed Commissioner District Boundaries map.

Provide feedback on the proposed map

 

Redistricting Information+

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.

Why redistrict?

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.

Redistricting Timeline+

  • 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

Proposed District Boundaries+