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The League of Women Voters supports an Independent Redistricting Commission (click here to see our position). We are pleased that Proposal 2, a constitutional amendment, was passed by Michigan voters in the November, 2018 election which authorizes the establishment of an impartial commission of voters (not politicians) who are charged with creating new district maps for state and congressional offices. The maps will be drawn after the 2020 census figures are available, and cannot favor one party or candidate. This commission will operate in a completely transparent manner and will create maps based on fair criteria. 

Information about Michigan's Redistricting Process, including meeting schedules, links to past meetings, commission information and timeline can be found here

Visit our Archives Page to access information about LWV Michigan's work on redistricting prior to 2018.



People Powered Fair Maps™ is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide in all 50 states + D.C. In June of 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina that no fair test exists for courts to determine when partisan gerrymandering has gone too far. As a result, federal courts will be hands-off in the redistricting process even when new district lines are drawn to intentionally decrease the voting power of voters based solely on their political party. People Powered Fair Maps was launched in September 2019 to create fair and transparent, people-powered redistricting processes that eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering nationwide.  For more information about this program, click here

Leagues across the state have undertaken a widespread educational effort to help voters understand redistricting and to ensure the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is being what voters have asked: for citizens to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests, and for the commission to respect Communities of Interest. Townhall meetings across the state happened in April and May. Below the table are links to some of the townhalls that were recorded. Most are under 1 hour.


April 8, 6:00pm Detroit LWV Alpha Kappa Alpha Completed

April 11, 3:00 pm

Leelanau County LWV

April 13, 7:00pm Lansing Area LWV   Completed


April 14, 7:00pm


Mt Pleasant LWV

Isabella County Commissioners




April 16, noon

Eastern Upper Peninsula LWV  



April 19, 7:00pm Ann Arbor LWV   Completed


April 20, 6:30pm


Copper Country


Portage Lake Library



April 20, noon Grand Traverse LWV   Completed


April 21, 7:00pm

Tecumseh/Lenawee Co LWV  



April 22, 7:00pm Grosse Pte LWV Grosse Pte Library Completed
April 22, 7:00pm Holland Area LWV Holland Museum Completed

April 22, 3:00pm

Leelanau County LWV




April 22, 7:00pm

Dearborn/Dearborn Hts LWV  



April 22, 7:00pm NE Michigan   Completed
April 22, 6:00pm Crawford County LWV   Completed
Apil 27, 6:00pm Jackson County LWV Jackson Library


April 27, 7:00pm Manistee   Completed
April 29, 6:30pm Saginaw LWV   Completed
April 29, 7:00pm Brighton/Howell LWV Howell Library Completed
April 29, 7:00pm Calhoun County Willard Library Completed
April 29, 7:00pm Kalamazoo LWV   completed


May 3, 7:00pm


Macomb County LWV

Clinton/Macomb Library



May 6, 7:00pm Berrien-Cass LWV   Completed
May 12, 7:00pm Flint LWV   Completed
May 13, 2:30pm Oakland Area LWV AAUW Completed
May 17, 7:00pm Midland Area LWV   Completed
May 18, 1:00pm Oakland Area LWV Birmingham Sr Ctr Completed
May 26, 7:00pm NW Wayne County LWV Plymouth Library Completed



Held in Detroit, March 9.  Click here to view.

Held in Copper Country, April 20.  Click here to view.       

Held in Crawford County on April 22.  Click here to view. Passcode: kY!+D!47

Held in Dearborn on April 22.  Click here to view.

Held in Leelanau County on April 22.  Click here to View.

Held in Plymouth on May 26.  Click here to view.