Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson asked Michigan citizens to provide their input on the application language and eligibility guidelines for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The commission was created through a vote on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot. It shifted the responsibility of drawing Michigan Legislature and U.S. Congressional districts from the state legislature to a 13-member citizen-led commission. The secretary of state is charged with administering the process for application and selection of the commissioners.
The application process to serve on the commission will launch this fall, with a deadline of June 1, 2020. Commissioners will be selected at random by September 1, 2020. Final maps will be selected by November 2021 and will take effect for the 2022 elections.
The proposed language and guidelines can be viewed at RedistrictingMichigan.org. The public comment period runs through Friday, August 9.
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