COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
What is the CEC Mission?
Educate the Community about their civic duties (rights and responsibilities)
Engage the Community in activities to encourage their involvement in civic duties
Enhance how our Community is perceived by the community at large on Civic engagement.
1. The Michigan Redistricting Commission has completed drawing new maps for Congress, State House and State Senate. Click here to check out who represents where you live!
2. Elections happen year-round, click here to see upcoming elections in Michigan!
3. The House of Representatives consists of 110 Members who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents. Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms. Legislative districts are drawn on the basis of population figures through the federal decennial census. Locate your Michigan State Representative here!
4. The Senate consists of 38 members who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 212,400 to 263,500 residents. Senators are elected at the same time as the governor and serve 4-year terms concurrent with the governor’s term of office. Locate your Michigan State Senator here!
5. The U.S. Senate, together with the U.S. House of Representatives, makes up the U.S. Congress. The Senate holds certain unique powers and obligations. Its makeup is different too: two senators represent each state, and senators serve staggered six-year terms. Locate your U.S. Senator here!
6. As per the Constitution, the U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states. Locate your U.S. Congressperson here!
7. Your vote makes a difference, especially locally! Locate your local elected official (mayor, county executive, etc) here!