Redistricting

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.

Please click here to access a presentation on the proposed changes

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. 

Map as precinct boundaries are currently

Map with proposed boundaries outlined

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:

The meetings will be held on the Zoom Platform and can be accessed using the below information.

Election Commission Special Meetings Virtual Access Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81590766167

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

Click Here to access the entire public notice

If you are unable to attend any of the meeting dates but would still like to make comment please email the City Clerk

ahellenga@cityofypsilanti.com