Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented. This process is done throughout many levels of government.
The county’s responsibilities in redistricting are limited to:
- Once available, the County Auditor sends the newly drawn state legislative and congressional redistricting plans to the cities within Ramsey County. The cities will have 60 days to redraw or re-establish precinct boundaries and polling places.
- The county board establishes new commissioner districts once the cities have completed their redistricting duties. The board has 20 days to complete this work once the cities have provided them their newly established plans.
- The County Auditor will update voter registration records in the Statewide Voter Registration System to reflect the newly established districts and precinct boundaries. This will ensure that all voters are voting in their correct precinct. Voters will be notified on this change by a direct mailing, through social media and from local news media outreach.
Legislative and Congressional boundaries
- Feb. 15, 2022 (intended deadline) or 25 weeks before primary.
Municipal precincts and wards
- March 29, 2022, or 19 weeks before primary or
- Within 60 days after legislative districts reestablished or redistricted.
Other districts: April 26, 2022 or 15 weeks before primary
- Or within 80 days after legislative districts reestablished or redistricted.
- County commissioner districts, school districts (county responsibilities).
- Publish 3 weeks’ prior notice of board or commission meeting to discuss plans.
Statutes that govern redistricting
- M.S 2.91 - Redistricting Plans
- M.S. 204B.14 - Election Precincts
- M.S. 204B.135 - Redistricting of Election Districts
- M.S. 205.84 - Redistricting; Cities with Wards
- M.S. 375.025 - Commissioner Districts