At their first public meeting, the Minnesota Citizens Redistricting Commission will be accepting testimony, written and in person, about the principles that should be used to guide their decision-making.
The U.S. and the Minnesota constitutions limit where lines can be drawn — such as drawing districts that contain equal population. Minnesota statute imposes other requirements. However, even where there are legal limits, line-drawers still have room for considerable discretion in where to place the lines, and the Commission will be establishing and prioritizing the principles that will guide their decision-making. View the description of redistricting principles at the Brennan Center for Justice site.
If you would like to submit comments for review by the Commission, or would like to testify in person on Saturday, July 30th at 1 pm, please submit your name and contact information on the attached survey. Electronic submissions should occur before 5 pm on Friday, July 29th.
Public testimony will be taken at 1 pm on July 30th at:
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue #20
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
(Please note to allow time for construction delays.)