Secretary of State
The first convening of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will be held Thursday, September 17 through Friday, September 18 from 9am-5:30pm. The meeting will be livestreamed, and more details on how to view will be posted to social media channels @RedistrictingMI on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram prior to the convening.
The Department of State distributed an agenda and orientation materials to the Commissioners in advance of the meeting.
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, district lines for political offices must be redrawn in states across the country to accurately reflect their population. In Michigan, a randomly selected commission of citizens is responsible for drawing U.S. Congressional and Michigan State House and Senate district lines. Voters amended the state constitution in the November 2018 general election to make citizens — not legislators or special interests — responsible for drawing district lines (called “redistricting”). The commission will be composed of 13 randomly selected Michigan registered voters: four who affiliate with the Democratic Party, four who affiliate with the Republican Party, and five who do not affiliate with either major political party.