Seattle voters will elect council members by district for the first time this fall. Tell us what campaign issues are shaping the debate in your neighborhood.
Seattle City Council elections will be a bit different this year, with voters electing representatives by district for the first time.
The change has drawn a larger and more diverse pool of candidates than in years past, with nearly 50 candidates vying for seven district seats and two at-large positions. The tone of the campaigns is also different as many of the candidates work to appeal to voters on hyperlocal, neighborhood issues.
The seven new districts vary in terms of income, racial makeup and age. But the boundaries have also put some neighborhoods with differing economic and demographic profiles in the same district (think Madison Park and the Central District in District 3).
That means some issues will matter more than others in certain districts and some issues will be unique to a neighborhood. At the same time, quality-of-life issues like public safety and transportation are citywide concerns that could dominate the debate in many districts.
What is the most important issue in your district? What will you ask a candidate who rings your doorbell or appears at a public forum?
Scroll below the map to find the form and share your thoughts. The map is updated frequently as new responses come in.