2020 Voters GuideDistricts
For those living outside of Washington State
We hope that the information included in this guide on topics such as the Presidential Race, the roles and responsibilities of various positions, and other information will be of interest and use to you. You can also reach out to candidates in your local area and ask them the questions we posed to each candidate in producing this Guide.
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Each address has an assigned Legislative (State) and Congressional (Federal) district. Click on the link below to use the Districts Finder Tool to find out which districts you reside in. Just type in your address, select “Legislative” or “Congressional” under District Type, and click “Find My District.”
Every 10 years, since 1790, the United States has conducted the U.S. Census which counts every person. States are divided into districts that contain approximately equal numbers of people for the purposes of voting and equal representation at the Federal and State levels. Population data from the U.S. Census is used to divide people into voting districts of approximately equal population. The boundaries are adjusted using Census data every 10 years.
Washington has 49 legislative districts, each with a population of approximately 137,000 people.
Note: To determine which legislative districts to cover in this Voters Guide, the Governmental Affairs & Special Projects team worked with the Tribe’s GIS team to determine which 3 legislative districts the most Tribal Members live in (Districts 5, 38, & 39). In the 2012 and 2016 Voters Guides only District 5 was included so we are excited to now include two additional Districts!
The 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are redistributed among the 50 states every ten years following the Census. Each state receives at least one congressional seat. The remaining 385 seats are divided or “apportioned” according to the state population. While Washington had 9 Congressional districts for many years, the 2010 Census data information for Washington reflected state growth and with that growth Washington earned a tenth congressional seat. There are 10 total Congressional districts in Washington State, each with a population of approximately 672,000 people.
All 10 of Washington’s Congressional Districts are covered in this Voters Guide