(CBS Detroit ) – Out of thousands of applicants, Michigan selects 13 residents to redraw the state’s political districts.

It’s a group of four Democrats, four Republicans, and five independents.

Their ages range from 27 to 73-years-old.

They live in several cities in the state including Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Ypsilanti.

Their decision will impact Michigan’s political landscape for the next 10 years.

Back in 20-18 voters changed the state’s constitution by requiring the creation of an independent redistricting commission.

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