A press release from Washington State Redistricting Commission.
Each of the four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission (WSRC) published their proposed map for state legislative districts today. The public can access the proposed maps on the WSRC website (redistricting.wa.gov) and comment directly on specific areas of each proposed map.
“The Commission looks forward to hearing the public’s feedback on these proposals,” said Commission Chair Sarah Augustine. “With the final deadline of November 15 looming for the Commission to finish its work, now is the time for residents of Washington to let us know what they like and/or don’t like in the proposals put forth today.”
The Commission will hold a virtual public outreach meeting on Zoom. Those who wish to comment on the state legislative map proposals can sign up to testify at the meeting to be held on October 5 at 7 p.m. by visiting the “Public Outreach Meetings” page on our website and clicking the “Register for Public Comment” button.
There is no need to register for the meeting if you simply want to watch the meeting. You can watch the Commission’s meeting live on TVW or on our YouTube page.
The meeting will be broadcast in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. If a member of the public requires interpretation in another language, they can request it upon registration.
The public will find several ways to comment in any language on the proposed maps at the Commission’s website on the “How to Participate” page.
Commissioners will see all comments made regardless of the method of comment or language used. All map submissions, comments on proposed maps, and comments sent using the various methods available on our website are subject to public disclosure under the Washington State Public Records Act.
The Commissioners will release their proposals for congressional districts on Tuesday, September 28.