2021 Redistricting Data

Andrew Drechsler filed this request with the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission of Michigan.
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2021-05

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From: Andrew Drechsler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any raw data that the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has used or will use as part of the decennial redistricting process following the 2020 Census to draw draft and/or final district maps for the Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan State Senate, and U.S. Congressional districts, which could include any of the following:

-Primary, general, and special election results for any elections state legislative, US congressional, statewide candidate or ballot measure between 2011-2020
-Primary, general, and special election precinct boundaries for any elections between 2011-2020
-Voter registration and turnout data between 2011-2020
-Incarcerated population reallocation data
-Candidate and incumbent address data
-Population projections
-Voter file data

As well as any other data used by the Commission in preparing draft or final maps.

In addition to the raw data, which means the original data collected before it has been processed, transformed, or otherwise altered, I hereby request any documentation describing how the raw data was collected and processed for use in map drawing, as well as any internal communication among elected officials and/or government employees about data preparation, management, cleaning, formatting, or otherwise changing or manipulating the data, or about map drawing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew Drechsler

From: Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

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**To:** MDOS-Redistricting <Redistricting@Michigan.gov>
**From:** 117262-34473959 <requests@muckrock.com>
**Subject: ** Michigan Freedom of Information Act Request: 2021 Redistricting Data
**Message:**

Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

FOIA Office

PO Box 30318

Lansing, MI 48909

August 5, 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

Any raw data that the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
has used or will use as part of the decennial redistricting process following
the 2020 Census to draw draft and/or final district maps for the Michigan
House of Representatives, Michigan State Senate, and U.S. Congressional
districts, which could include any of the following:

-Primary, general, and special election results for any elections state legislative, US congressional, statewide candidate or ballot measure between 2011-2020
-Primary, general, and special election precinct boundaries for any elections between 2011-2020
-Voter registration and turnout data between 2011-2020
-Incarcerated population reallocation data
-Candidate and incumbent address data
-Population projections
-Voter file data

As well as any other data used by the Commission in preparing draft or final
maps.

In addition to the raw data, which means the original data collected before it
has been processed, transformed, or otherwise altered, I hereby request any
documentation describing how the raw data was collected and processed for use
in map drawing, as well as any internal communication among elected officials
and/or government employees about data preparation, management, cleaning,
formatting, or otherwise changing or manipulating the data, or about map
drawing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this
request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me
of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the
request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if
not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look
forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as
the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew Drechsler

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From: Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Dear Mr. Drechsler:
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) acknowledges receipt of your request for records under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 et seq. Pursuant to section 15.235(1) of the FOIA, your requests were considered received by the MICRC on August 6, 2021, the business day following the transmission of your email message.
In order to determine whether the MICRC possesses existing, nonexempt public records responsive to your request, we are extending the time for responding to your request by 10 business days (in addition to the standard 5 business days allowed for a response), as permitted by FOIA, MCL 15.235. A notice will be issued to you on or before August 27, 2021.
Sincerely,

Julianne Pastula
General Counsel
State of Michigan
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

From: Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Dear Mr. Drechsler,

Attached please find the following documents:

1. Response Letter dated September 1, 2021;
2. MGGG Report dated August 26, 2021; and
3. Written Public Summary of MICRC FOIA Procedures and Guidelines.

Please note this represents the Final Determination of this request.

Sincerely,

Julianne Pastula
General Counsel
State of Michigan
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

From: Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Dear Mr. Drechsler:

Please be advised the responsive records regarding election and census data in use by the MICRC are available on its website. The data can be accessed at: MICRC - Mapping Data (michigan.gov)<https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/0,10083,7-418-107190_108508---,00.html>.

Sincerely,

Julianne Pastula
General Counsel
State of Michigan
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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