Redistricting Advisory Group

The Charter Commission appoints an advisory group of up to nine eligible voters in the City, who advise them about redistricting.

Overview

Staff look at current map of council wards and voting precincts

In 2010, voters approved a ballot question giving authority for redistricting to the Charter Commission. The Charter Commission selects an advisory group of up to nine eligible voters in the City. This group, the Redistricting Advisory Group, advises the Charter Commission about redistricting.

They work together to:

  • Prepare new ward and park district maps
  • Hold and attend public meetings
  • Review all written public comments

The Charter Commission then has the final authority to approve new boundaries.

Position description and requirements

The Charter Commission will appoint up to nine eligible voters who will bring an array of diversity. The work of the Redistricting Advisory Group will begin in August 2021 and may extend through November 2022. These positions are:
  • Unpaid, volunteer roles
  • Expected to be nonpartisan and serve without previous bias

View and download the full position description

Required eligibility

Members of the Redistricting Advisory Group must be eligible voters in the City. Within the two years of being appointed, members must not have:

  • Held any elected public office
  • Appeared on a ballot listing their partisan affiliation in any election
  • Worked as an employee of any political party (as defined by the Minnesota election law)
  • Worked as an employee for the City in any capacity other than as an election judge

See Charter § 2.2.c2. (A) Advisory Group

Advisory Group application

Apply now for appointment to the 2021-2022 Redistricting Advisory Group. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 24, 2021.

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