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MAPPING AMERICA One community at a time.
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Your Community

by identifying shared interests and community needs.

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Draw a
Community Map

by choosing units that make up your community.

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Your Map

as public input for map makers to use when drawing new voting districts.

WA State Mapping Drive

Organized by League of Women Voters of Washington in WA

People throughout Washington State should make their ideas heard. Complete your Community Map today on and make sure the 2021 Redistricting Maps reflect you.

This organization has partnered with Representable to allow people to draw communities of interest and share information about the interests and needs in those communities.

Making this information available encourages mapmakers to take these communities into account during redistricting, in order to avoid gerrymandering and the “packing and cracking” of marginalized groups.

In Washington, districts are drawn by a five-member Redistricting Commission. The redistricting commission submits its plans to the Legislature, which may amend them if two-thirds of each house approves the amendment within thirty days.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Washington’s state constitution and state statutes require that state legislative and congressional districts: 

  • be compact
  • be contiguous
  • do not favor or discriminate against any political party or group
  • preserve political subdivisions
  • preserve communities of interest
  • be drawn to promote competitiveness

In the redistricting process, your state requires the consideration of communities of interest (COIs). Though currently undefined under state law, a community of interest is typically a population that shares cultural, historical, or economic interests. Communities do not necessarily share the same political viewpoints or support for certain candidates or political parties. Add your community to contribute your voice to the redistricting process.

See community maps drawn in Washington