People’s Maps Commission to Vote on Map-Drawing Criteria Tonight April 15

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Madison, Wis. — The People’s Maps Commission (PMC) will hold a virtual Executive Session tonight from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. to discuss and vote on draft map-drawing criteria that will be used to sift and winnow the 2020 U.S. Census data.

The criteria were developed by the Commissioners after hearing from more than 1,000 Wisconsinites, representing 65 counties and 245 municipalities, as well as engaging 18 redistricting experts from across the U.S. and Wisconsin. 

The PMC criteria are ordered into four groups based on their importance and ultimate feasibility. These four groups create a data funneling process that will guide the next phase of the Commissioners' work and lead to the ultimate goal of fair district maps in Wisconsin. 

The four grouping criteria are: 

  • GROUP 1: Traditional Districting Principles
  • GROUP 2: Communities of Interest 
  • GROUP 3: Population Tuning 
  • GROUP 4: Partisan Fairness

A high-level overview of the draft criteria is available for review HERE. A more in-depth explanation of the draft process is available HERE.  

There will not be an opportunity for public comments during the Executive Session; however, written comments remain strongly encouraged throughout the tenure of the PMC initiative. Written comments can be submitted at any time using the feedback form available on the People’s Maps Commission website HERE


People's Maps Commission Virtual Executive Session

A full copy of the open meeting notice with the agenda is available HERE.


5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15


The hearing will be live-streamed on the Department of Administration’s YouTube channel HERE.




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