Wisconsin commission unveils new district maps

MADISON (WKBT) — A Wisconsin redistricting commission has unveiled its proposed district maps that Gov. Tony Evers says are nonpartisan and fair.

The People’s Maps Commission, which was appointed by Evers and tasked with preparing redistricting maps, shared its planned maps. This is the third and final iteration of maps shared by the commission, which previously released two sets of proposed changes.

“From the beginning, our effort to create fair and accurate redistricting maps was unique,” said People’s Maps Commission Chair Christopher Ford. “As a nonpartisan commission, at each step we have followed best practices for creating new legislative district maps with transparency, consensus, and voter input in mind rather than partisan advantage. We are grateful to the expertise provided by the MGGG Redistricting Lab in this process, and we fully stand behind our work to ensure Wisconsinites have fair voting maps that fully represent where they live, work, and vote.”

Read the commission report here.

Republicans in Wisconsin released their proposed maps Oct. 20.

The public gets a chance Thursday to tell Republican lawmakers what they think of their redistricting plan that would keep solid GOP majorities in place.

Republicans unveiled legislative and congressional maps last week that are largely based on the current districts. The joint legislative hearing Thursday comes just days before the Legislature is expected to vote on the maps, which would set political boundary lines for the next 10 years.

The proposed maps and the current maps

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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