A Commissioner's Guide to Redistricting in Michigan

In November 2018, Michiganders voted overwhelmingly to put congressional and state legislative redistricting in the hands of an independent citizens' commission. The campaign was supported by a coalition led by Voters Not Politicians. Information about the Commission's work can be found on its website.

In collaboration with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, a group of Master's in Public Policy students at the Princeton School of Public & International Affairs wrote a report on next steps in Michigan. The report covers redistricting law, best practices for mapmaking, lessons from past independent commissions, and more. It is intended to guide the work of the first commission. This report is the result of a semester of research, interviews with state officials, academics, and people who have worked on independent commissions in other states, such as Arizona and California.

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