Michigan Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment (2014)

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The Michigan Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a fourteen member citizens redistricting commission to apportion state legislative and congressional districts.[1]

The fourteen person commission would be made up of the following:[1]

  • Five people selected by the political party whose candidate won the previous gubernatorial election.
  • Five people selected by the political party whose candidate came in second place in the previous gubernatorial election.
  • Four people who are not affiliated with either of the two political parties placing first and second in the previous gubernatorial election.

People who served as elected or appointed government officials, as officers of a political party or received compensation as a lobbyist during the preceding ten years would not be eligible to serve on the citizens commission. People appointed to the commission would not be allowed to run for office or receive compensation as a lobbyist for five years after their appointment to the commission.[1]

Any final decisions on redistricting would require the agreement of at least nine members of the commission, including at least three members from each of the two political parties placing first and second in the previous gubernatorial election and three members not-affiliated with either of the two political parties.[1]

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The following officials sponsored the amendment in the legislature:[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution

In order for the state legislature to place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote is required in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate.

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