Marquette County Apportionment Committee approves final redistricting map

Move comes after the vote from Oct. 8 was tabled because of no formal motion on the floor
Vote held on new redistricting map
Vote held on new redistricting map(WLUC)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 6:52 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette County Apportionment Committee met again late Tuesday afternoon to vote on a new redistricting map for county board districts.

A vote for map 6c was previously tabled when the committee met last Friday because there was no formal motion on the floor.

On Tuesday, attendees expressed concern about the lack of transparency because map 6c was not posted on the county website for the public to see.

In the end, the committee unanimously voted on map 6a, which Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma, says will benefit voters. This map keeps the county with six districts, and Marquette Township remains in one district. Map 6c would have split Marquette Township into two districts.

“We want the voters and their votes to count, and we want the cities and townships to work well,” said Talsma. “As a county officer, I think that’s important to make sure that that happens.”

The plan was submitted to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson before Tuesday’s 8:00 p.m. deadline.

To look at how Marquette County will be split for the next ten years, click here.

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