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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1981 NO. 4 > Feb 26 1981

A legislative redistricting plan formulated by a statutorily-created redistricting commission could not become effective without being enacted into law by the legislature in the manner that other laws, generally, are enacted.

AGO 1992 NO. 12 > Jun 29 1992

When the boundaries of a legislative district for the Office of State Senate have been changed by redistricting, a special election for the remainder of the existing senate term should be conducted in the newly redistricted senate district.  Candidates for that election must be residents of the new district as required by RCW 42.04.020.