How to Participate

Review and comment on the draft map below, created by the Seattle Redistricting Commission on August 2, 2022 and posted on August 3, 2022. Send us your written and verbal public comments at our upcoming public forums.

Maps of Seattle Redistricting Committee's draft Council District boundaries     map of Seattle's current Council District boundaries

Redistricting Commission Citywide Public Forum #1 on 8.09.2022 | Watch Recording

Draft Mapping Retreat - 8.02.2022 | Watch Recording

Rules for Redrawing Districts

District boundaries will be drawn in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the following rules. 

City Charter Subdivision D. COUNCIL REDISTRICTING (3) and RCW 29A.76.010(4):

  • Boundaries shall be drawn to make districts that are as compact as possible and geographically contiguous.
  • Districts shall not be gerrymandered, and population data may not be used for purposes of favoring or disfavoring any racial group or political party.
  • Districts shall be as nearly equal in population as possible to each other; the population of the largest district shall not exceed the population of the smallest district by more than one percent [of the population of the smallest district].This means that the largest district’s population must be no greater than 101% of the smallest district’s population.
  • The new City Council district boundaries will not be based on the residence of any person. In drawing their map, the Commission and GIS consultants shall not consider the residence of any person.
  • To the extent practical, new boundaries should shall follow existing district boundaries.
  • To the extent feasible, new boundaries shall follow recognized waterways and geographic boundaries.
  • To the extent possible, new boundaries shall preserve Seattle communities and neighborhoods.