Our state legislature and U.S. Congressional maps have been drawn based on the recent 2020 census and population changes. They were approved by Gov. Brian Kemp late last year. These maps determine Georgia’s General Assembly and U.S. Congressional districts, leading to reallocation of funds and resources.
Make sure you know what your new state and federal districts are so that your voice can be heard in the election process. To find the specific districts or current elected officials for your address go to My Voter Page. This is also a great time to update your voter registration status on the my voter page if you have moved since the last election.
Look for more non-partisan communications on voter registration, and upcoming elections. Here is what we know now.
The new district maps have a number of impacts to Sandy Springs districts. For a detailed view of the redistricting here is more information:
- The 11th Congressional District (light green) no longer includes any portion of Sandy Springs.
- The 6th Congressional District (teal color) has been extended into North Fulton.
- The 5th Congressional District (yellow) now includes what used to be the southern part of the 11th district.
There used to be four state senate districts in Sandy Springs – now there are two districts:
- District 14 covers the majority of the city.
- District 6 is in the southwest part of the city.
There are four Ga. State House of Representatives Districts in Sandy Springs:
- District 51 has an amended boundary.
- District 52 has an amended boundary.
- District 53 is a new district and now includes Western Sandy Springs and much of North Fulton.
- District 54 now includes the Southeastern part of Sandy Springs.
- DIstrict 45 and 80 no longer include any portion of Sandy Springs.
The 2020 census also showed population changes in Sandy Springs, so the city council district lines will have to be redrawn before the next council elections in 2025. Officials in Sandy Springs have not yet communicated how the city redistricting process will be performed.
The redistricting process is important to adhere to the principle of one person, one vote. It is one of America’s most important values. But redistricting also creates challenges in staying informed about your representation.
In the 2022 elections and beyond, the changes to maps and district lines will provide the opportunity to elect new faces and re-elect valued incumbents to represent residents of Sandy Springs at both the state and federal levels.
Sandy Springs Together will continue to update you on candidate filings and other nonpartisan election information.