Redistricting in Michigan

April 8, 2010

In Michigan, the state legislature currently draws both congressional and state legislative districts, subject to a few selfimposed constraints comporting with Michigan’s “constitutional history,” and subject to federal constitutional and statutory limitations.

Article IV of the Michigan Constitution governed redistricting until the pertinent provisions were struck down by the courts; now, sections 3.61-64 and 4.261-263 of the Michigan Statutes control, subject to the courts’ commands to abide by Michigan’s “constitutional history.” In the 2001 cycle, redistricting was subject to unified Republican control.

Read about Michigan's redistricting process.

Other Resources

View an analysis of Michigan's 2010 redistricting proposal: HB 5914

View testimony of Myrna Perez and Justin Levitt before the Michigan House Judiciary Committee on HB 5914.