ENGAGING IN THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS
Voters passed Proposal 2 in 2018 to put an end to gerrymandering and allow citizens, not politicians, to draw our legislative district lines. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, the citizens selected to draw our maps, are looking for input from Michiganders on how lines should be drawn.
The process of having a citizen-led commission drawing district lines is crucial to ensuring officials aren’t able to divide neighborhoods in ways that will silence some voices. Sharing your thoughts on what defines a community and how lines should be drawn is an important part of this process.
You can attend the commission's meetings to listen in, or make public comment. In order to make public comment remotely, you must sign-up before 8 a.m. on the day of the meeting. To sign up, go to the redistricting website, click on the Meeting Notices & Materials tab, then select the meeting notice for sign-up links.
Attend A Public Hearing
October 20 in Detroit: sign up
October 21 in Lansing: sign up
October 22 in Grand Rapids: sign up
October 25 in Gaylord: sign up
October 26 in Flint: sign up
For meeting dates and the full timeline of the redistricting process, click here.
To track the commission's progress, see when future meetings will take place, and get meeting locations, times and agendas, click here.
Here’s how you can get involved: