Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Planning & Development

2021 Redistricting

Under Section 59.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes, county governments in Wisconsin must create new county board district boundaries every ten years, immediately after the federal census.  In 2016, the Dane County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance Amendment 2016-OA 32, which created a nonpartisan independent citizen Redistricting Commission.  The Commission is tasked with submitting at least three draft supervisory district maps to the County Board by deadlines under state law.  Over the course of 2021, the Redistricting Commission will oversee a map drafting process that:

  • Is independent, impartial and fair;
  • Is accountable and transparent;
  • Meets all state statutory deadlines;
  • Fully engages the public.  





Commission Recommendation to the Dane County Board
On September 30, 2021, the Dane County Redistricting Commission recommended three options to the Dane County Board of Supervisors:
•    OPTION A (2021 DISC-037)
•    OPTION C (2021 DISC-039) & 
•    OPTION G (2021 DISC-043)

An interactive web version of these three map OPTIONS is also available.

  • On October 4, 2021, The Commission presented its three recommended options to the County Board at the Board’s meeting of the Committee of the Whole.
  • On October 6, 2021, the County Board Executive Committee recommended Sub. 1 to Resolution 2021 RES-199, which adopts OPTION C as the county’s tentative district plan, to the full county board.  
  • On October 14, 2021, the Dane County Board of Supervisors voted to approve Sub. 1 to 2021 RES-199.
  • By November 5, 2021, municipalities will adjust their ward boundaries and submit ward plans to the county.
  • On November 18, 2021, the Dane County Board of Supervisors will vote on a final supervisory district plan.

Public Input

Other Resources