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Sign-Up Begins for Redistricting Commission

Signup is underway for those who would like to serve on Michigan’s new legislative redistricting commission.

The commission will be charged with drawing state house and senate, and U.S. house district boundaries based on data from the 2020 census, for elections beginning in 2022.

It will be formed based on criteria passed by voters last year. 13 members will be randomly selected – four Republicans, four Democrats, and five independents.

The application period will be open through June 1st.

A large group of people who have been involved in partisan activity, lobbying, and their family members are not eligible.

Applicants will be winnowed down until the commission is in place by next September. The job will run from October, 2020, until results are due in November, 2021. Some follow-up work may also be required.

The job pays almost $40,000, and officials say the commitment could be nearly full-time. To see more details and the application, click here.

The application process is continuing despite a lawsuit filed by Michigan Republicans, hoping to derail the commission.

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