LWV-SC, in partnership with Everett Districts Now, is working for districted voting in the city of Everett. This seeks to address the disparity in representation on the City Council in Everett where all council members are elected at large. The League supports a five-district, two-at-large city council.
Want to learn more about the LWV-SC position on districted voting in Everett?
- Letter to Everett City Council, October, 2017, explaining the League's position.
- Letter to the Editor, Everett Herald, dated November 22, 2017, explaining the League's support of a five-district, two at-large system.
- The November, 2017, Magazine on the Air program provides updates on the 4/3 or 5/2 districts, and more.
In 2017 and 2018, EDN circulated petitions to put a districting measure on the November ballot. The petitions called for five districts plus two at-large for the governance of the city (5/2 choice).
On the November, 2018, ballot are two propositions regarding Everett districting. Proposition 1 asks whether the Everett electorate approves changing the Everett City Charter to reflect district representation. Proposition 2 has two options: Option A will be the 5/2 representation choice; Option B will be the 4/3 choice.
LWV-SC and Everett Districts Now, together with local endorsing leaders, unions, and civic groups, support Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, Option A, the 5/2 choice.
Going forward, EDN is using the configuration and map based on population per the last census in 2010. New lines will be drawn on the map from the 2020 census.