First draft of redistricting maps coming in late September


August 12, 2021

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The map shows the legislative district boundaries in Washington following redistricting in 2011. The state is divided into legislative districts and congressional districts. How these districts are formed and how long they last are established by the state's Redistricting Commission.

By Sen. Mark Schoesler

OLYMPIA–Every 10 years, under Washington's constitution, the Redistricting Commission is re-established to draw new legislative and congressional district maps in our state for the next decade. The redistricting process occurs after the completion of the national census, which is taken every 10 years, most recently in 2020. The commission includes five members. The leader of...

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