The City of Hyattsville undergoes redistricting of its five Wards every 10 years following the taking of the U.S. Census. This effort ensures an equitable population distribution amongst the Wards for equal representation on the City Council. The Wards cannot have a population distribution of greater or less than 10% from smallest to largest Ward.
Following the 2020 Census, it was determined that Wards 3 and 5 were no longer compliant with the +/- 10% population distribution. City Council selected a nine member Redistricting Commission to evaluate current Census data and make recommendations for new Ward boundaries.
Why does my Ward matter?
Your City Ward determines who represents you in our local government!
Your City Councilmembers are responsible for developing the policies, programs, and projects that serve you and your neighbors. This includes things like street and sidewalk improvements, local environmental initiatives, City events and celebrations, social services for individuals and families, and more.
Redistricting of Hyattsville's Ward boundaries does not affect your County, State, or Federal government representation. It also does not affect School Board representation or school attendance areas.
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The City's volunteer Redistricting Commission began meeting in June 2022 to review available data, seek public feedback, and make Ward boundary recommendations to City Council. Learn more about the redistricting process and view all the maps developed for Council consideration at hellohyattsville.com.
At the December 19, 2022 City Council meeting, Council voted to adopt new Ward map boundaries and amend the City Charter. The updated map will go into effect on February 6, 2023.
Households affected by the Ward boundary changes will receive a public notice in the mail in early January 2023.
- 2002 Redistricting Commission Memo to City Council, December 23, 2002
- 2012 Redistricting Commission Memo to City Council, March 29, 2012
- 2022 Redistricting Commission Summary Report, September 19, 2022
- 2022 Redistricting Commission Memo to City Council, November 7, 2022
- 2022 Redistricting Commission Memo to City Council, November 21, 2022