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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

2021 THIRD EXTRAORDINARY session

Originating

House Bill 302

By Delegate Howell

[Originating in the House Redistricting Committee, October 12, 2021.]

A BILL to amend §1-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reapportionment of the counties of this state into congressional districts following the 2020 decennial census.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

§1-2-3. Congressional districts.

The number of members to which the state is entitled in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States are apportioned among the counties of the state, arranged into three two congressional districts, numbered as follows:

First District: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood.

            COUNTY                                 POPULATION

            Boone                                                  21,809

            Braxton                                                12,447

            Cabell                                                   94,350

            Calhoun                                                 6,229

            Clay                                                        8,051

            Fayette                                                 40,488

            Gilmer                                                    7,408

            Greenbrier                                            32,977

            Jackson                                                27,791

            Kanawha                                            180,745

            Lincoln                                                 20,463

            Logan                                                   32,567

            Mason                                                  25,453

            McDowell                                             19,111

            Mercer                                                  59,664

            Mingo                                                   23,568

            Monroe                                                 12,376

            Nicholas                                               24,604

            Pendleton                                               6,143

            Pocahontas                                            7,869

            Putnam                                                57,440

            Raleigh                                                 74,591

            Roane                                                  14,028

            Summers                                             11,959

            Wayne                                                  38,982

            Webster                                                 8,378

            Wirt                                                        5,194

            Wyoming                                              21,382

DISTRICT 1 TOTAL                                      896,067

Second District: Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur and Wirt.

            COUNTY                                 POPULATION

            Barbour                                                15,465

            Berkeley                                             122,076

            Brooke                                                 22,559

            Doddridge                                              7,808

            Grant                                                    10,976

            Hampshire                                           23,093

            Hancock                                               29,095

            Hardy                                                   14,299

            Harrison                                               65,921

            Jefferson                                              57,701

            Lewis                                                    17,033

            Marion                                                  56,205

            Marshall                                               30,591

            Mineral                                                 26,938

            Monongalia                                        105,822

            Morgan                                                 17,063

            Ohio                                                     42,425

            Pleasants                                               7,653

            Preston                                                34,216

            Randolph                                             27,932

            Ritchie                                                    8,444

            Taylor                                                   16,705

            Tucker                                                    6,762

            Tyler                                                       8,313

            Upshur                                                 23,816

            Wetzel                                                  14,442

            Wood                                                   84,296

DISTRICT 2 TOTAL                                      897,649

Third District: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to reapportion and assign the counties of this state into congressional districts to adjust for population as determined by the 2020 decennial census.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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