Invitations to join redistricting commission ready to go
Invitations will soon be in the mail asking voters to apply to be part of Michigan’s new redistricting commission.
The commission will draw new congressional and legislative district lines.
250 thousand voters were randomly selected to get letters from the state. People can also apply to serve whether or not they receive a letter. These are all steps outlined in the amendment that was adopted overwhelmingly by voters last year.
Nancy Wang is with the Voters Not Politicians campaign.
“Everyone is invited and welcome to apply to serve on the commission.”
Wang says the ultimate goal is to find 13 people who represent an accurate cross-section of the voting public. It’s supposed to reflect age, ethnicity, and where voters live, as well as a balance of Republicans, Democrats, and independents.
The letters should arrive in mailboxes by the end of the year or early January. The process of selecting commissioners is moving ahead despite a legal challenge.