2021 County Board Redistricting

Phase 1: County Adopts a Tentative Supervisory District Plan - Complete

Established goals in the creation of the county's plan:

  • Districts that are substantially equal in population
  • Districts that are compact
  • Districts that provide proportional representation for City, Village and Town residents
  • Districts that follow municipal lines
  • Districts that minimize the number of ballot styles

On September 8 the Washington County Board of Supervisors adopted a tentative supervisory district plan.

Phase 2: Municipalities Adopt Ward Plans - Complete*

All municipalities with a population greater than 1000 people need to divide their community into wards.  Wards cannot cross a supervisory district line.  Wards also cannot cross alderperson/trustee district lines.

Wards do not need to be equal in population, but must fall within statutory defined ranges.  The range depends on the total population of the municipality.

  • If the total population is >1,000 and <10,000, then the ward size range is 300-1000.
  • If the total population is >10,000 and <39,000, then the ward size range is 600-2,100  

View Interactive Ward Map

* As of October 14, 2021 all cities, villages and towns in Washington County, with the exception of the City of Milwaukee, have approved ward plans. Within Washington County the City of Milwaukee is a single parcel and census block. A single ward will be created from that census block. All that is unknown is the final ward number.

Phase 3: County Adopts a Final Supervisory District Plan - Complete

Discrepancies between the tentative supervisory district plan and municipal ward plans are reconciled. Changes made to to the tentative supervisory district plan are documented in this story map.

The Washington County Executive Committee approved the final supervisory district map on October 20, 2021.  On November 10, 2021 there was a public hearing, after which the county board adopted the plan.

District 1 District 2 District 3
District 4 District 5 District 6
District 7 District 8 District 9
District 10 District 11 District 12
District 13 District 14 District 15
District 16 District 17 District 18
District 19 District 20 District 21