Redistricting Commission Is Holding A Public Hearing This Week In Gaylord

Michiganders will have two opportunities this week to help shape Michigan’s federal and state political boundaries for the next 10 years.

Earlier this month, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission selected their final maps. They’re now touring around the state, looking for public feedback.

On Monday, October 25th, the commission will host a public hearing at Treetops Resort in Gaylord. People can attend online, over the phone or in person.

All public hearings are available online to view virtually via the MICRC YouTube Channel.

Details are at michigan.gov/MICRC under “Meeting Notices & Materials.”

The second public hearing this week will be on Tuesday in Flint.

That will be the final stop on the tour with these map drafts. The commission will then select final drafts before another public comment phase and then the official maps can be finished.

These maps will be used in 2022, giving candidates and clerks less than a year to prepare. That is if the commission meets their goal to be finished by year’s end.