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Elections panel to discuss Rep. Klevorn proposal tonight to establish Redistricting Advisory Commission

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

ST. PAUL – Representative Ginny Klevorn (DFL- Plymouth) will present legislation this evening to the House Elections Subcommittee to establish a Redistricting Advisory Commission. The purpose of the commission is to submit recommended legislative and congressional redistricting plans for approval by the legislature following each decennial census.

“Our current redistricting process at the legislature is not working efficiently,” said Rep. Klevorn. “Over the last couple of decades, courts have needed to intervene and it’s been costly in terms of time, resources and public trust. Minnesotans deserve unbiased recommendations with the goal of producing fairly redistricted lines for future elections.”

The commission consists of 12 members of the public and five retired judges. The bill also establishes a series of principles that must be used in drawing district boundaries. The Minnesota Constitution requires that the legislature adopt new congressional and legislative districts following each decennial census.

The next decennial census will occur next year.

What: An Elections Subcommittee hearing to hear discuss HF 1605

When: This evening, Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

Where: 500S, State Office Building. 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul