OLYMPIA – The Washington State Redistricting Commission is pleased to unveil phase one of its online mapping tool. The tool allows for the public to draw congressional and legislative districts using the most accurate population estimates available. Phase one of the tool will continue until official 2020 Census Bureau population data is available in late-August. The commission is releasing the tool now with population estimates so that the public can familiarize themselves with the tool and better see population trends across our state.
The commission welcomes map submissions using the population estimates. Since the population and demographic data available are estimates, the commission recommends submitting the final version of your drafted maps once official census data is released.