The DuPage County Board voted Tuesday, Oct. 26 to approve new County Board district boundaries for the next decade.
The County Board is required by state law to complete the reapportionment process every 10 years following the U.S. Census to ensure each County Board district represents a substantially equal number of people. The population deviation between each County Board district is less than 1 percent.
By law, the districts must be substantially equal in population, contiguous, and as compact as practical. Jim Zay, chairman of the Redistricting Committee, said the committee set a goal to keep villages and cities in the same district to the extent possible.
“From the beginning, our goal has been to create a fair map that keeps communities intact,” said Zay. “I’m proud of the County Board for putting politics aside to create a fair, transparent, bipartisan map.”
The County’s Redistricting Committee was established in January 2021 and held 11 meetings and four open house forums to discuss the maps. In addition to an online portal, allowing for residents to provide feedback.