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Redistricting Seattle

A group called Seattle Districts Now has been trying to get an initiative on the ballot that will require seven of the nine Seattle City Council members to be elected by districts instead of city-wide voting. After submitting 46,633 signatures to the City Clerk's Office, it looks like they may have done it. Seattle has rejected district elections multiple times, most recently in 2003, but with a districting map in place, two at-large seats and a focus on electing officials to represent specific areas and needs, this could end up being the one that gets approved. [Seattle Times]