Town Council approved final reading of an ordinance that redraws the boundaries for the Island's six Town Council wards. The new ward boundaries are effective immediately. View the News Release

Redistricting ensures people have effective representation in the various levels of government as populations change and communities grow and shrink.

Equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution and the SC Constitution and state law require South Carolina to redraw electoral lines to ensure they are equal in population and allow for each person to have equitable voting opportunities. SC Code of Laws §4-9-90 requires counties to redistrict every 10 years following the federal decennial census. The Town Council of Hilton Head Island is responsible for redrawing lines for the Island's six council wards.