Over the past couple weeks, King County has been sending out new voter registration cards. If you live in east Ballard, your legislative district may have changed. Based on findings from the new census, King County adjusted the boundaries of numerous districts. The county is required by law to realign boundaries every ten years to reflect changes in population distribution, according to the King County Districting Committee.
King County adjusted many congressional, legislative, and county council boundaries. Ballard is still in King County Council District 4 the boundary for which has expanded east to I-5 and north to N. 145th St., represented by Councilmember Larry Phillips. Ballard is also still in Congressional District 7, which has been expanded north to include Shoreline and represented by Jim McDermott. However, Ballard’s legislative district boundaries have changed, as the boundaries for the 36th, 43rd and 46th districts were adjusted.
Here is a map of the new legislative boundaries:
2012 Legislative district boundary map, click here for the full map from King County Elections
Here is a map of the previous legislative boundaries since 2002:
2002 Legislative district boundary map, click here for the full map from King County Elections
To learn more about redistricting in King County, click here.