A measure seeking to establish an independent commission to draw Michigan’s congressional districts will be allowed to appear on the ballot in November, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.


If approved by voters in November, the measure would create an independent commission made up of four Democrats, four Republicans and five independents selected by Michigan’s secretary of state.

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  1. All members of the commission will be politicians? I think I prefer the make up of the NZ equivalent – the Representation Commission. It consists of a Chairperson appointed by the the Head of State (a non-political role), the Surveyor-General, Government Statistician, Chief Electoral Officer, and Chairperson of the Local Government Commission, and two additional members nominated by the House of Representatives to represent the government and opposition respectively.

    In other words, only 2 of the seven member commission are chosen by politicians. Keep in mind that civil servants, including the heads of departments are not chosen by politicians, but by the independent State Services Commission. The governments role is limited to specifying its priorities in relation to chief executive positions. After that it’s out of the politicians hands.

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