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|Madison, Wis. — Today, the People’s Maps Commission released nine preliminary maps as part of a virtual informational hearing. The hearing was livestreamed and recorded on the Wisconsin Department of Administration YouTube channel and livestreamed by WisconsinEye.
“The draft maps we release today are more than a year in the making,” said PMC Chair Christopher Ford. “I am proud of the work we’ve done to ensure a transparent, collaborative, and nonpartisan effort to provide Wisconsin voters with impartial maps that reflect the reality of the communities where they live, work, and vote.”
Over the course of the last year, the nine PMC commissioners representing Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts, have hosted multiple public hearings to ensure Wisconsinites were an integral part of the map drawing process.
|The PMC public comment portal will remain open for feedback until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, where previously submitted input and draft maps can be viewed.
Members of the public will have through October 7 to submit feedback and suggestions as the Commission works to create the final set of electoral maps. The Commission aims to incorporate public input and vote on the final electoral maps by mid-to-late October.
About the People’s Maps Commission
Selected by a three judge panel, the People’s Maps Commission is a nine-member nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps for the State of Wisconsin.
The Commission has thus far engaged input from 1,800 Wisconsinites, representing 68 counties, and 321 municipalities, as well as 18 leading redistricting experts. Wisconsinites across the state submitted recommended maps and identified dozens of communities of interest.
More information about the Commission is available at https://wisconsin.gov/