Chapter 2.47
SNOHOMISH COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS

Sections:

2.47.010    Purpose.

2.47.020    Standards for precinct boundaries.

2.47.030    Precincts adopted.

2.47.040    Revision of precinct boundaries

2.47.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for adoption and revision of voting precincts and to implement boundary changes resulting from redistricting following the federal decennial census, local annexations and incorporations, and other causes.

(Added Ord. 92-084, July 15, 1992; Amended Ord. 02-013, April 24, 2002, Eff date May 9, 2002).

2.47.020 Standards for precinct boundaries.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 29A.16.040, RCW 29A.16.050 and RCW 29A.76.010, all precinct boundaries shall follow visible, physical features delineated on the most current maps provided by the United States census bureau except as provided therein. Pursuant to RCW 29A.16.050 and RCW 3.38.050, no precinct boundary may be dissected by a congressional district, legislative district, county council district, or district court district boundary.

(2) Precincts shall contain no more than one thousand active registered voters per precinct.

(Added Ord. 92-084, July 15, 1992; Amended Ord. 97-024, § 1, May 14, 1997, Eff date May 26, 1997; Amended Ord. 02-013, April 24, 2002; Eff date May 9, 2002; Ord. 05-037, June 15, 2005; Eff date June 26, 2005; Amended by Ord. 12-008, Feb. 29, 2012, Eff date March 15, 2012).

2.47.030 Precincts adopted.

(1) The adopted voting precinct boundaries for the county are those set forth in the precinct map books maintained on file with the clerk of the council and the Snohomish County auditor’s office, subject to revision from time to time in accordance with SCC 2.47.040.

(2) To implement boundary changes resulting from redistricting following the federal decennial census and to implement changes that are necessary to maintain conformance with applicable laws in accordance with SCC 2.47.040, the precinct boundaries adopted by subsection (1) of this section are revised cumulatively as set forth in the following documents:

(a) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 02-016.

(b) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 03-046.

(c) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 04-054.

(d) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 05-037.

(e) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 06-035.

(f) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 07-028.

(g) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 08-061.

(h) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 09-021.

(i) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 10-015.

(j) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 11-012.

(k) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 12-016.

(l) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 13-019.

(m) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 14-014.

(n) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 15-018.

(o) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 16-012.

(p) Exhibit A attached to Ordinance 17-012.

Copies of these documents are on file with the clerk of the council and the Snohomish County auditor’s office.

(Added Ord. 92-084, July 15, 1992; Amended Ord. 97-024, § 2, May 14, 1997, Eff date May 26, 1997; Ord 02-016, April 24, 2002, Eff date May 9, 2002; Ord 03-046, May 21, 2003, Eff date June 8, 2003; Ord 04-054, May 26, 2004, Eff date June 13, 2004; Ord. 05-037, June 15, 2005; Eff date June 26, 2005; Ord. 06-035, May 31, 2006, Eff date June 15, 2006; Ord. 07-028, May 16, 2007, Eff date May 28, 2007; Amended by Ord. 08-061, April 30, 2008, Eff date May 17, 2008; Amended by Ord. 09-021, April 1, 2009, Eff date April 17, 2009; Amended by Ord. 10-015, April 21, 2010, Eff date May 6, 2010; Amended by Ord. 11-012, Apr. 20, 2011, Eff date May 6, 2011; Amended by Ord. 12-016, Apr. 4, 2012, Eff date Apr. 21, 2012; Amended by Ord. 13-019, April 24, 2013, Eff date May 6, 2013; Amended by Ord. 14-014, April 16, 2014, Eff date April 27, 2014; Amended by Ord. 15-018, March 25, 2015, Eff date April 10, 2015; Amended by Ord. 16-012, March 2, 2016, Eff date March 17, 2016; Amended by Ord. 17-012, April 5, 2017, Eff date April 16, 2017).

2.47.040 Revision of precinct boundaries

(1) Following each federal decennial census the auditor shall propose and submit to the county council for adoption revisions to the voting precincts adopted under this chapter as necessary to implement boundary changes resulting from redistricting, provided that the proposed revisions shall be submitted to the council for adoption by ordinance no later than May 1st of the applicable year.

(2) The county auditor may temporarily adjust precinct boundaries as set forth in RCW 29A.16.040 and 29A.16.050 to maintain conformance with applicable state laws, provided that the revised voting precincts shall be submitted to the county council for adoption by ordinance no later than May 1st of each year.

(Added Ord. 92-084, July 15, 1992; Amended Ord. 02-013, April 24, 2002, Eff date May 9, 2002; Ord. 05-037, June 15, 2005, Eff date June 26, 2005).