Timeline and Workplan

Redistricting Timeline

OCTOBER 2021 Commission formed.
FEB-MAY 2022 Public Redistricting Process begins with education and public comment on the four draft map proposals.
MAY-JULY 2022 Public forums in each District with four draft map proposals.
JULY-AUG 2022 Commission creates and publishes final proposal.
AUG-SEPT-OCT 2022 Commission solicits public comment on final proposal.
NOV 2022 Commission approves and files final map.

Redistricting Workplan

To comply with Chapter 29A.76 RCW and the spirit of Article IV Section 2.D of the City Charter, the Commission is advised to adhere to the following timeline:
Date Complete Item
August 16 - September 30, 2021: State forwards Redistricting population data to local jurisdictions for local Redistricting within 45 days after receipt from Secretary of State. 
By November 30, 2021: City Council appoints two members of the Seattle Redistricting Commission; Mayor appoints two members of the Seattle Redistricting Commission;
Commissioners appoint one additional member of Seattle Redistricting Commission;
Commission meets and establishes a meetings schedule, selects chair, approves workplan and budget 
Within two months after appointment of the fifth member, Commission must appoint a District Master.
March 15, 2022 - November 14, 2022 District Master submits redistricting plan to Seattle Redistricting Commission; 

Seattle Redistricting Commission conducts at least one public forum in each district; 

Seattle Redistricting Commission develops and publishes draft proposal;

Within 10 days and at least 1 week before adopting plan, Seattle Redistricting Commission conducts at least one more meeting to include notice and comment: 

Seattle Redistricting Commission amends and submits draft based on comments received at least one week before final approval; 

Seattle Redistricting Commission invites additional written comment; 

Seattle Redistricting Commission approves and files final plan with City Clerk. 

November 15, 2022 Deadline for local jurisdictions to send redistricting plans to County Auditors. The City Clerk must transmit the redistricting plan to King County auditors no later than this date. https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/Redistricting/Redistricting-and-census-timeline.aspx

Seattle Redistricting Commission

Pursuant to the Seattle City Charter, the Seattle Redistricting Commission is responsible for overseeing the development of new City Council electoral district boundaries based on the recently completed 2020 federal Census data.