Wash. redistricting proposals coming in 2 weeks
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The panel tasked with redrawing Washington's congressional and legislative districts will release draft proposals in two weeks.
Each of the four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission will unveil their ideas on Sept. 13. The bipartisan panel will then begin collecting public comment on the draft proposals before working on a final plan later this year.
The redistricting process that takes place every 10 years can shape the political makeup of districts. The state is also gaining a 10th congressional seat, and potential candidates are closely watching how the district takes shape.