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If you think that redistricting won't affect you--Provo City Mayor Michelle Kaufusi is here to tell you how it will!

Mayor Kaufusi and Utah Independent Redistricting Commission Chair Rex Facer joined Fresh Living to tell us how we can get involved with redistricting.

Redistricting is a process that occurs every 10 years, where states use the most recent census data to create electoral boundaries within the state.

Redistricting impacts all of us! From congressional districts and school boards to community growth, as Utah changes demographically, redistricting helps to make sure that each Utahn is heard and represented.

The districts are designated by the Redistricting Commission--a bipartisan group composed of seven commissioners appointed by both Democratic and Republican party leaders, and a chair appointed by Utah’s governor.

The Commission wants to hear from you! The Commission is seeking the public’s input on their maps, to understand what the people of Utah consider their "communities of interest."

Utahns can participate first-hand in the redistricting process for the first time in the state’s history through UIRC’s new interactive website.

By visiting UIRC’s website, Utahns will be able to explore the 2020 census data, submit formal comments and ideas on the suggested draft maps, and even create their own maps using cutting-edge mapping software!

The deadline for public feedback and map submissions is Oct. 22. Then the Commission will prepare the final submission to give to the legislature on November 1.

Public hearings run through Oct. 22. All public meetings will be streamed online.

For more information about UIRC, the redistricting process, or to submit a map, visit

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