Making Democracy Work
LWVWA wants to insure transparency in our map drawing process. We are holding listening session around the state to understand how communities want to be represented in the 2021 maps. We will submit the set of maps we create to the WA State Redistricting Commission.
Issue Chair: Alison McCaffree, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 720-6813
Mapping Input Overview
Your voting power starts here. Where the lines are drawn for Legislative and Congressional districts affects your voting power for the next 10 years. LWVWA is putting together mapping solutions. We are working with our coalition partners: Redistricting Justice Washington, Win/Win, More Equitable Democracy and the Washington Census Alliance to draw maps the represent communities of interest. These maps will comply with all redistricting statutes and aim to balance representation for all residents of Washington.
Want to give your own input to us? Here's 3 ways:
Listening Sessions - Mapping listening session are conversation with your community about what is right and what is wrong about the current districts. How can they better represent your community. We are hosting listening session all around the state. These can me by County, Legislative or Congressional district or any area that makes sense to you. Please contact Alison McCaffree at email@example.com if you would like assistance. You can also join our statewide Listening sessions on 6/10, 7/15 and 8/12.
Representable.org - We encourage you to answer the simple questions and fill out a neighborhood map on this easy to use website.
Email - If it is easiest, simply email Alison McCaffree at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thought about your district or the surrounding communities. We can't respond to all emails, but will try to get back to as many people as possible.
These maps are meant for discussion purposes and should not be considered the position of LWVWA.
Washington has been divided up into regions and then by smaller areas of county of parts of counties. Scroll down to read the summary of the input we have received on each area of the state. These ideas will be considered when we are putting together our mapping solutions. Remember that a good map is balance between all needs for representation. Our goal is maps that maximize the number of people that feel like they can elect who they want to represent them.
REVIEW NEEDED: Please review the comments below and send any input to Alison McCaffree at email@example.com.
Olympic Peninsula / Kitsap Co
Central & East Seattle
South Seattle and South King Co
South Sound ( Pierco Co, Thurston Co)
South West WA
South Central (LD 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 31)
North East WA
SpokaneCity of Spokane
South East (LD 8, 9, 13, 16) (CD 4th and 6th)TriCities
The numbers from the 2020 Census are at the heart of redistricting. The U.S. Census Bureau has delivered the apportionment numbers (4/16/21) and confirmed that Washington State will remain with 10 representatives in the U. S. House of Representatives. ,The redistricting numbers will be delivered by September 30th with a possibility that they will be delivered by August 16th. LWVWA's next steps are: