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Mapping Redistricting Changes in Hyattsville

Hyattsville's new ward boundaries are official. Use this map to see if your council ward has changed.

Last night, the Hyattsville City Council gave formal, The charter amendment was unanimously passed with barely any comment. 

The new ward boundaries don't unseat any incumbents, but it does dramatically alter the local legislative landscape for a few neighborhoods.

Residents of Ward 3, currently represented by Councilor Tim Hunt, were the most likely to see their wards change, especially if they lived in neighborhoods on the southern end of Hunt's ward. Because of the mid-decade annexation of the University Hills area, Ward 3's population was greater than all other wards and thus had the most residents to split among the other four wards to meet Voting Act requirements that ward populations be as equal as possible. 

But neighbors in other areas found themselves on the flip side of their familiar council ward boundaries, too. The above map shows every area of the city which flips wards as a result of the new redistricting plan. There's also a PDF of the final redistricting plan attached to this article. 

As a note, the above map is a bit of an approximation. I tried as best as I could to recreate the boundaries of the neighborhoods which switch wards, but some amount of error, especially in areas where ward boundaries bisect a city block. If you spot an error, let me know in the comments below and I'll modify the map. 

Now we've covered the redistricting process in something approaching exhaustive detail. If you want a good description of the new ward plan,

Otherwise, for a rundown on the history of the whole process, be sure to check out or Hyattsville Redistricting topic page.  

Shani July 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM
The map is quite helpful in visualizing the areas affected by redistricting, but it's missing the area east of Queens Chapel between Nicholson and Oliver St. that will change from Ward 3 to Ward 2.
Michael Theis July 17, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Good catch, I'll make the edits post haste.
Michael Theis July 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Updated!

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