Outreach Language

Describe your Community

We want to hear about what makes your community whole!

Send the Commission your comments and insights, also called "testimony," about your community and what makes it whole. You can do this by mail, email, phone, webform, or by recording and submitting a video. You can also share your testimony at live public meetings. Visit our Attend & Testify page to learn how.

How to Prepare Your Community Testimony

Your personal story is important, and the Commission wants to hear from you and your community members. What makes your community unique? What do you and your community members have in common? There is no wrong way to describe your community, and we invite you to consider the following, individually and with your neighbors, to prepare your community testimony.

If you were describing your community to someone who lives elsewhere, what would you choose to tell them about? Are there long standing traditions or festivals that unite you and make you unique? Are there physical characteristics, such as waterways, processing plants, parks or forests, that contribute to your community identity? Can you describe issues that your community has come together over, such as advocating for services, for infrastructure changes, or other local challenges?

Upload Your Own Maps

You can upload district maps drawn with a third party mapping tool. In the Submit Public Comment form there is the opportunity to attach certain files. This opportunity is provided in addition to the official mapping tool on the Draw tab.

Ways to Provide Public Comment

You can submit testimony to the Commission at any time, in any language, in multiple formats, before or after District's outreach meeting.

Submit Your Comment Online

You can submit your comment through our secure webform.

Record and Submit Video Comment Online

You can upload video comment through our secure webform.

Send Your Comment by Mail

The Commission also accepts your comment by mail. Your written public comment may be mailed to:

Submit Comment By Email

You can email your public comment in any language. Please mention if your comment is:

  • Regarding a regularly scheduled meeting, including the date and/or agenda item
  • Your District meeting, and community feedback
  • If your comment requires a response

Leave a Voice Message

We have a phone message line set up to receive your comments. You may leave a voice message in any language.

Draw Your WA

Tell the Commissioners about the boundaries of your Community of Interest or comment on the existing Legislative and Congressional Districts with our community mapping tool.

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Attend Public Meetings & Share Your Testimony

The Commission welcomes and encourages your input on all Commission matters. Attend your district's outreach meetings or a Commission business meeting online and sign up to provide live public testimony.

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Collaborate with Your Neighbors

Work with your neighbors to gather and share your desired community boundaries, or join a community group and participate in the public feedback process together.

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The 2021 Commission has finished its work.

If you wish to file a public records request, Washington law (Chapter 42.56 RCW) requires that identifiable public records be made available promptly to members of the public for inspection and copying upon request. Since the 2021-22 Redistricting Commission has ceased to exist, please contact the Secretary of State Elections Office for assistance.

Contact the Secretary of State Elections Office