Seattle City Council Districts

In 2013, Seattle voters passed a measure amending our city's charter to establish City Council districts. In 2015, voters will elect seven out of the nine City Council members by district. The remaining two positions will be elected "at-large" (city-wide) in positions 8 and 9. Read the City Auditor's Report on district elections.

Find out which district you live in by clicking on the 2015 Council District Interactive Map and entering your address.

District Map

Find out what district you live in at the 2015 Council District Interactive Map.

This map is for informal purposes only. The data on which this map is based has not been audited and is subject to verification, revision or correction. Use of or reliance on this information for any purpose is at your own risk. The City of Seattle makes no representations regarding this information and disclaims any responsibility for any and all claims or actions arising out of the use of this information.

More information will be available online or by calling King County Elections by phone 206.296.8683(VOTE). Information for prospective candidates can be found HERE.

In 2015:

  • All nine Councilmember seats will be up for election and the transition will occur during that city election
  • Seven districted Councilmembers will be elected to four-year terms
  • The remaining two at-large Councilmembers will be elected to a two-year term

In 2017:

  • The two at-large seats will be elected to four-year terms
  • The at-large Councilmembers will from this point forward be on the same election cycle as the Mayor and City Attorney


Questions?

When do district boundaries go into effect?

The 2015 elections will be the first elections conducted by district. Candidates seeking election to any of the seven district seats will need to have been a resident of the district for at least 120 days prior to filing a declaration of candidacy.


How were the new district boundaries decided?

Charter Amendment 19 included the district boundaries in the initiative and were based on population. When voters adopted district elections, they also adopted the district lines included in the initiative.


Where and when can candidates who want to run for Council seats file?

For campaign disclosure purposes, a person running for office must file a Form C-1 (Statement of Organization) and Form F-1 (Personal Financial Affairs) within 2 weeks of becoming a candidate. Both of these forms are available on-line.

Candidates must file campaign disclosure reports with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and the State of Washington's Public Disclosure Commission, and they must file a Declaration of Candidacy with King County Elections to ensure that their name will appear on the ballot.

The deadline for getting on the ballot in 2015 is currently Friday, May 15, 2015. Candidates must pay a filing fee or submit signatures in lieu of the filing fee when they submit their Declaration of Candidacy. For the most current information on this process, please consult King County Elections.


When will boundaries be redrawn and how?

Per the voter-approved change to the City Charter, in the fall of 2022, and every ten years after that, a five-member Districting Commission will be created to redraw the district boundaries. To the extent practical, the redrawn district boundaries shall follow existing district boundaries, recognized waterways and geographic boundaries, and Seattle communities and neighborhoods.