The City of Ypsilanti is proposing small changes to the current Ward Structure based on the results of the 2020 Census.
Michigan Law does not indicate how Wards must balance, only that they balance. The City has employed MCL 4.261(1)(d) in past redistricting processes, which governs how the state legislature must balance its representation. That statute requires that districts balance within 5% of the population per district. The total population of the City, as determined by the 2020 Census, is 20,648. If balanced equally, each ward would include 6,883 residents. A 5% deviation amounts to 345 people, providing a range of balance between 6,538 and 7,228 people.
The below links will allow you to access the precinct map as borders are currently and a map of the precinct that includes the new proposed boundaries.
The Election Commission will be meeting to present the proposed changes three times during the month of December. The meeting dates and times are as follows:
- Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 9:00 am Please click here to access the recording of the meeting
- Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm
- Monday, December 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm
The meetings will be held on the Zoom Platform and can be accessed using the below information.
Election Commission Special Meetings Virtual Access Link
When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 815 9076 6167
Election Commission Special Meetings Toll-Free Phone Number Access
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
If you are unable to attend any of the meeting dates but would still like to make comment please email the City Clerk