There was a point of contention in getting the maps completed and fully proposed to the state legislature on a timely basis. In short technically the deadling was missed, tossing the decision making to the supreme court, which in turn tossed the finalization of maps back to the commission who in turn were allowed to provide their work product to the legislature. It is assumed the legislature will agree with the districting maps and will finalize the process with the maps as they are presented on the redistricting commission website. Consequently, maps as provided on the legislative website are inaccurate until the finalization by the legislature takes place. The best information then, as to what district you may reside in at present resides on the commission website. You can access that information by clicking on this link.
The Washington State Redistricting Committee has released interactive maps from each of the commissioners for state legislative districts and for federal congressional districts which provides 8 separate maps for you to evaluate each with features allowing for comments on the maps. Take a little time to review how the proposed maps would impact your ability to achieve full legislative representation. Some maps may divide districts that would cause uneven representation for some areas causing differing representation in the same area as related to state and federal representation across the same area. Where it exists, this inconsistency in representation must be corrected.
Virtual Public meetings are scheduled:
On Tuesday, October 5 (7 p.m.) Statewide Virtual Public Outreach Meeting to receive feedback on state legislative district map proposals.
On Saturday, October 9 (10 a.m.) Statewide Virtual Public Outreach Meeting to receive feedback on congressional district map proposals.
A Conversation With Paul Graves About Washington State Redistricting
Reclaiming your liberty in part is making sure you find a way to involve yourself in determinations that will impact your voting and how you are represented in Olympia and Washington DC. CAPR's mission to inform and educate citizens is part of what we believe we should do to help further the cause of reclaiming our liberty.
One way to do that is to be heard and lend understanding to the commissioners of the Redistricting Committee. You can provide comment about how you would like your district boundaries to look and how they could become more representative for you by contacting the Redistricting Committee at this website https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/ where you will find links to meetings, and a map drawing tool you can use to submit how you would like your district boundaries to be drawn. The website is very informative with the history of redistricting and links you can use to become informed about the process of redistricting which happens every 10 years. Make sure you are heard today with your comments or emails to the committee!
The Secretary of State also has a website that discusses redistricting.
Please listen to and watch this video conversation with Paul Graves who is appointed to the redistricting committee for the 2021 redistricting process.
May 28, 2021