The United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, and the Code of Virginia require that the Commonwealth and its localities redistrict following the Decennial Census. In accordance with the Supreme Court of Virginia's final order, the districts for U.S. Congress, Virginia Senate and House of Delegates have changed. Registered voters are able to view their voter information and new districts by accessing the Citizen Portal on the Virginia Department of Elections website. The City of Suffolk is now located in the 2nd U.S. Congressional District, the 17th VA Senate District and the 84th & 89th VA House Districts. Voter Notification Letters were sent to all City of Suffolk registered voters in June 2022.
The City of Suffolk Council approved the Alternate C option for redistricting changes at the July 20, 2022 council meeting. Following the adoption and implementation of new precincts and polling places within the redrawn boroughs, new Voter Information Notices will be mailed to voters who will be affected by the changes. These notices will tell voters what boroughs/precincts they live in as well as where their voting location. Registered voters are also able to view their voter information and new districts by accessing the Citizen Portal on the Virginia Department of Elections website.