Michigan Elections Board Approves Redistricting Ballot Initiative

The Michigan elections board has approved a redistricting initiative for the statewide ballot in November.

The board voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the constitutional amendment aimed at preventing gerrymandering.

That’s when politicians manipulate the boundaries of districts to gain the advantage for a certain party.

The initiative will now task an independent commission with drawing congressional and legislative districts once every 10 years, instead of allowing the partisan Legislature to do it.