From October 24, 2019 to June 1, 2020, the Department of State made applications available to serve on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as required by the Michigan Constitution. Now that the application deadline has passed, this page contains an archive of the applications and materials that were made available to interested applicants and community members.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions during the application phase provided guidance for applicants experiencing technical difficulties with their application, or applicants with questions about the role and responsibilities of commissioners.
FAQ Archive: Application Phase Questions
The following answers to frequently asked questions during the application phase provided guidance for applicants experiencing technical difficulties with their application, or applicants with questions about the role and responsibilities of commissioners.
The application period closed on June 1, 2020. These FAQ are no longer relevant to applicants, but provided here in an archive form.
You can view the FAQ on the random selection.
For current FAQ on other elements of the redistricting process, please visit the ICRC Frequently Asked Questions page
In addition to an online application portal, and a constitutionally required mailing of 250,000 applications to Michigan registered voters selected at random, the Department of State made applications available in several languages.
In the first year administering the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Process, the Department of State periodically opened an optional public comment period to solicit feedback from the public.
From February 26 through March 27, 2020, the Department of State opened public comment on the random selection methodology that will be used to select the 200 semifinalists in June 2020. Additionally, from July through August 2019, the Department of State opened public comment on the draft application and eligibility guidelines for applicants.
You can view a chronological list of all public comments received during these periods below.