What is redistricting?

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented.

Redistricting is done in the United States after the completion of Congressional reapportionment, which decides how many seats each state has in the 435 member House of Representatives. Reapportionment happens following the Decennial Census.

What is the County responsible for?

Local governments are responsible for redistricting other election districts:

  •  County boards are responsible for redistricting county commissioner districts
  •  City councils are responsible for redistricting city wards
  •  School boards are responsible for redistricting board member districts

In addition, during the redistricting time period, cities and townships will establish (or reestablish) their precinct boundaries as part of the redistricting process, as will counties that have unorganized territory. The county auditor coordinates redistricting processes with cities, township, school districts, and the secretary of state.

Redistricting Resolution for Morrison County Commissioner Districts

On April 5, 2022 the Morrison County Board of Commissioners approved the attached resolution for redistricting Morrison County commissioner districts. This resolution also sets election term lengths for Morrison County commissioner district seats effective for the 2022 elections cycle. The resolution was sent to the Minnesota Secretary of State for filing. 

Approved Resolution for County Commissioner Districts # 2022-030 (PDF)

Official Publication of Notice of Public Hearing for Redistricting (PDF)

Morrison County at a Glance (2020 Census)

  • Total Population : 34,010 people
  • Population increase from 2010 to 2020: 2.4%

Census Quick Facts for Morrison County for 2020

Date Event
February 15, 2022 Deadline for legislature to draw, debate, and enact new congressional 
March 29, 2022 (or within 60 days following enactment of legislative districts, if earlier) Deadline for reestablishment or redistricting of municipal precincts, additional local redistricting may begin upon adoption of new precinct boundaries.
April 26, 2022 (or within 80 days following enactment of legislative districts, if earlier)  Deadline for adoption of new local government election districts
May 17, 2022 - May 31, 2022 Candidate filing period for federal, state, and county offices filled at the state general election
August 9, 2022 State Primary Election
November 8, 2022 State General Election. Candidates are elected based on the newly drawn districts