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Redistricting Drive Closer To The 2018 Ballot

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(MPRN-Lansing) A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday. They dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot. 

People formed a line, and stood shoulder to shoulder as they passed 188 boxes containing petitions from the back of a truck to the front door of the elections bureau. The “Voters Not Politicians” proposal would create a 13-person independent redistricting commission, which would take the job of drawing congressional and legislative district lines from the Legislature.

“Voters Not Politicians” leader Katie Fahey says she’s confident the question is going on the 2018 ballot.

“We are ready to do it. We are going to do it, and this is the next step in doing that!”

Now, a state elections board must certify the signatures collected by the campaign.

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