Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Redistricting & Census

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.

The commission is currently preparing to create the maps and holds meetings every Thursday and Friday. 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. 

You can submit public comment to the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission at any time by emailing [email protected] or online using the public comment tool.

To track the commission's progress and see when future meetings will take place, click here.

Sign-up here to receive alerts, like meeting notices. The MIRC also has a YouTube channel which citizens can use to view commission meetings and public hearings.

Here’s how you can get involved:

SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT ONLINE | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS

For more information please visit the Commission’s website at mi.gov/micrc

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