The latest voter registration information from the secretary of state’s office breaks the numbers down by legislative district. Forty-eight of the 49 have totals between 5,000 and 8,000. One district, the 43rd, has 12,000 voters. That district is in Seattle, stretching from the waterfront north to take in the Fremont area and, significantly, the University of Washington. Dave Ammons of that office says there’s been a pretty heavy registration drive in that area by WASSHPIRG (Washington Public Interest Research Group), plus a lot of students switch their registration from their original homes to their college addresses.
That’s House Speaker Frank Chopp’s district, by the way, so in terms of one man, one vote, his constituents are being short-changed.