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County Commissions

Counties will also re-draw the commission and school board district boundaries this year.

Hernando County

The Hernando County Commission approved a redistricting plan on Dec. 13 that takes into consideration where most of the announced commission candidates live. Read more here
See the committee's meeting agenda and a PDF of the map.

Read more coverage from the Hernando County Government reporter, Barbara Behrendt.

Pasco County

Pasco commissioners and School Board members gave initial approval on Aug. 16 to new political boundaries that reshuffle the county's population after the last census.
Download the new boundaries.
State Senate seat in Pasco: Proposed new Senate District 11 pits Legg against Simpson
Congressinal seat in Pasco: Redrawing Florida's 5th Congressional District puts west Pasco at an advantage

See more coverage from the Pasco County Government reporter, Lee Logan.

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County commissioners voted in April to hire a consultant to help redraw their political boundaries using new population figures from the U.S. census. Hispanic voters also asked for a voice in the process.
See more coverage from the Hillsborough County Government reporter, Bill Varian. Catch up on the commission's activities on the Bay Buzz politics blog.

Pinellas County

Because Pinellas didn't have the population gains that other counties did, redistricting had a lower priority than budget debates and other subjects.

  • See a map of proposed commission district changes. County officials agreed to make the maps public only after the St. Petersburg Times pressed for them under Florida's open records law.

Other redistricting resources

State redistricting committees

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