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Minnesota Redistricting and the Secretary of State:
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts, and is done in the United States after the completion of the decennial Census. The voters who live in each district then elect individuals to represent the people of the district in a legislature or other governing body. The purpose of redistricting is to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented.
In Minnesota, the state legislature has statutory responsibility for redistricting congressional, legislative, and Metropolitan Council districts. County boards are responsible for redistricting county commissioner districts, city councils for redistricting city wards, and school boards for redistricting board member districts. In addition, cities and townships will establish (or reestablish) their precinct boundaries as part of the redistricting process, as will counties that have unorganized territory. For details of dates relevant to redistricting, see the Additional Resources linked below.
Although it does not draw any boundaries, the Secretary of State does have some specific redistricting-related responsibilities in Minnesota Statutes:
State Plan Correction Orders
Census Bureau Resources:
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