Secretary of State Benson Files Lawsuit with Michigan Supreme Court

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has filed a lawsuit with the Michigan Supreme Court to make sure Michiganders can give feedback on redistricting.

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will draw the new voting district maps. The group is also behind the lawsuit which requests a new deadline to finalize the maps.

The cites a delay in census date from the federal government.

Right now, the redistricting deadline is in September. The lawsuit hopes to move that deadline to December, with final maps getting approved next January.

This new timeline would give the Bureau of Elections enough time to update the voter registration database so clerks can give voters the right ballot.