CHICAGO (AP) – Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he has a plan for redistricting reform that will pass Illinois Supreme Court muster.
The Democrat unveiled his plan Tuesday in Chicago, saying he thinks the state’s high court should appoint a Fair Redistricting Commission every ten years after the U.S. Census. Quinn says that commission should redistrict the state’s legislative and representative districts.
According to Quinn’s plans, no more than six members should be from the same political party. At least seven members must approve the redistricting plan.
Quinn is hoping for a 2018 voter referendum on his amendment.
The Illinois Supreme Court last week ruled that a voter referendum seeking to change how the state draws political boundaries was unconstitutional and can’t appear on the November ballot.