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Any voter registered in Michigan can apply to serve on the Commission. At the same time, the state will randomly mail a minimum of 10,000 registered Michigan voters an invitation to apply. As part of the application, applicants must indicate the political party, if any, with which they affiliate with. The state will then randomly draw applications to arrive at three groups of applications: 60 each from the two parties who received the most votes in the last election (in 2016, this was Democrats and Republicans), and 80 applicants who identify with neither party. The majority and minority leaders in the state House and Senate can strike up to 5 applicants each, for a total of 20. The final 13 Commissioners - 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats, and 5 who are neither - will be randomly selected from the remaining groups. This approach mirrors the process used in other states that were the most successful securing fair outcomes. 


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