Sign on to put Everett council districts on fall ballot

The Everett City Council is the main governing body of Everett. Did you know that Everett City Councilmembers do not represent a particular district? Do you think at least some of them should? Signature gatherers will be coming to your door soon for the citizen initiative to create voting districts for Everett City Council. If you are a registered voter, living in Everett, grab a pen and sign on! If you are not yet registered to vote, most signature gatherers can help you register.

Currently all seven members of the Everett City Council are elected at-large. If enough signatures are gathered by July to qualify the initiative for the ballot, residents of Everett will be able to vote on whether they want to elect five of the seven council members by district. The initiative proposal is to amend the city charter to create five city council districts with each district electing a resident of their district to the city council. Two council members will continue to be elected at-large by all city residents.

This is a great opportunity to help create a more diverse and inclusive city council. So, if you see a signature gatherer for Everett Districts Now, grab your pen and sign on to give us a chance to vote on this initiative in the fall, 2017 election!

Lynn Lichtenberg

Everett

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