After months of public input and hundreds of hours of mapping sessions, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has released 10 proposed draft maps and is hosting five public hearings for community and citizen input.
The MICRC’s Proposed Draft Maps
The Commission has released 10 collaborative draft maps.
- Four Congressional
- Three State House
- Three State Senate
Five Public Hearings will be hosted from October 20th – 26th
- Detroit — Wednesday, October 20th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- TCF Center (1 Washington Blvd., Detroit)
- Lansing — Thursday, October 21st, 1:00 – 3:30 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing)
- Grand Rapids — Friday, October 22nd, 1:00 – 3:30 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom (303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids)
- Gaylord — Monday, October 25th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- Treetops Resort (3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord)
- Flint — Tuesday, October 26th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- Dort Center (3501 Lapeer Road, Flint)
Here’s how to make your voice heard
Reminder: All public comments will be limited to 90 seconds
In-person Public Comment: Upon arrival at the meeting, participants may sign-up for public comment at the sign-up table. After signing up, participants will be given a sticker listing a speaking order number. Sign-up closes at 7:00 PM on the day of the hearing.
Remote Public Comment: Members of the public must sign-up for remote public comment (via Zoom or phone) in advance. The link to sign-up for remote public comment is accessible via the Meeting Notice posted at Michigan.gov/MICRC in the Meeting Notices and Materialssection. Sign-up closes at 3:00 PM on the day of the hearing.
Public Comment Portal: Members of the public may submit comments in writing using the Commission’s online Public Comment Portal. This portal is open and available for public submissions 24/7 until final maps are adopted on December 30th, 2021.
NEW — Public Comment Map Display: The Commission invites members of the public to present their district plan or community of interest map to the COmmission for display during their public comment. Members of the public wishing to share their maps during public comment must provide the map ID number during public comment sign-up.
Would you like to volunteer at the upcoming public hearings?
Voters Not Politicians, along with other organizations, are helping to recruit volunteers to assist on-site during the public hearings. If you are interested in volunteering to help support the MICRC’s staff in facilitating a welcoming and inclusive public hearing tour, please sign up here.
This is the 2nd and final round public hearings. Now is the time to make your voice heard in this citizen-led redistricting process.
Voters Not Politicians