What: Public hearing for redistricting
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18
Where: County Council Chambers, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia
Richland County Council has begun redrawing maps of the County’s 11 Council districts. This process, known as redistricting, comes in response to population changes following the U.S. Census and takes place every 10 years.
Why is redistricting necessary, and what’s driving it?
The “Redistricting in South Carolina” document, published by the S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, answers frequently asked questions about redistricting.
View the proposed maps
View the County’s proposed maps, based on 2020 Census figures, on the Council Districts webpage.
Give your input
Residents are encouraged to provide input on the redrawn maps ahead of their final approval by emailing comments to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nov. 18, 2021 – Council conducts a work session to receive the 2020 Redistricting Benchmark Report from S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs and set a course of action for redistricting.
- Dec. 16, 2021 – Council approves first reading of an ordinance establishing new electoral districts for the election of members of Richland County Council.
- Dec. 17, 2021-Jan. 18, 2022 – public review and comment period, with proposed redistricting maps available online and at specified Richland Library branches
- Jan. 4, 2022 – Second reading of the ordinance
- Jan. 18, 2022 – Public hearing
- Feb. 8, 2022 – Third reading of the ordinance