The redistricting process got underway in 2018 when voters wanted to take the politics out of drawing maps.

Recently, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission released its first drafts of the new legislative and congressional districts. Starting this week, the public gets to voice their opinions on the new maps. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald talked with MLive political reporter, Lauren Gibbons, who has extensively covered the complicated process, and broke down the 7 things we need to know.


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