Wash. redistricting panel to unveil map proposals
Monday, September 12, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A panel tasked with redrawing Washington's congressional and legislative districts is preparing to unveil its draft proposals.
The Washington State Redistricting Commission will release maps during a hearing Monday morning. Each of the four voting members will provide maps, and then the bipartisan panel will begin collecting public comment before working on a final plan.
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.