The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and residents a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census.
The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes total population, ideal population and deviation information for every district in all 95 counties.
The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office continues to provide information and assistance to county governments as they work to complete the 2021 redistricting process. Redistricting helps ensure legislative bodies are meeting the one person, one vote principle of representative government after the completion of a new census.
Counties will work with either the comptroller’s office or the County Technical Assistance Service or utilize expertise within their own county government to complete the redistricting process.
Redistricting plans for all 95 counties must be adopted by Jan. 1, 2022.
To view the new online dashboard, visit tncot.cc/redistrictingdash. For more information about the local redistricting process in Tennessee, visit tncot.cc/redistricting.