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 submit public comment to the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission by emailing [email protected] or online using the public comment tool


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:

Register to Vote NOW!

Together we can leverage our influence in Lansing and across the state to protect and promote access to the ballot for all eligible Michigan voters.

Voting is easy! Check your voter registration or get registered so you are ready to participate in the next election.

 

Check your Registration

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to check if you are registered to vote at your current address. You may also do this by calling your clerk’s office.

 

How to Register

Register to vote online or in person! Visit the city or township clerk’s office where you live or register online at mi.gov/voterregistration.

 

Where is my city/township clerk’s office, and when is it open?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center or call your city/township clerk’s office.  City and township clerks’ offices must be open during their normal hours, for at least 8 hours the weekend before each election, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

 

Do I need a photo ID or proof of citizenship to register to vote?

No. You will be asked for a photo ID if you register to vote in person. If you don’t have one or don’t have one with you, you can sign a simple form and then register to vote.  If you register to vote through the mail, and you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card, or a social security number, enter the numbers on your voter registration application where indicated. 

Poll Worker Recruitment

We launched this video and radio ad to help recruit poll workers in Michigan. If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, go to michiganvoting.org to sign up!

With the passage of Proposal 2 (Voters Not Politicians) and Proposal 3 (Promote the Vote) in 2018, there is no better time to engage on democracy and voting rights issues. Michigan LCV Ed Fund is building a comprehensive, statewide program for long-term collaboration with community groups in key areas to advance voting rights and wider civic engagement across the state for years to come.

The passage of same day voter registration, no excuse absentee voting and automatic registration when applying for a Michigan license or state ID — among other reforms — represent powerful tools for increasing participation in elections.