2. How will the ten-member independent commission (“the Commission”) be appointed?
Each of the four legislative leaders will appoint two members, and two additional members will be appointed by a vote of not less than five of the original eight members. These two additional members will not have been enrolled in either of the two major political parties in the preceding five years. For the first time, the redistricting process will include equal representation among the four legislative leaders and appointees not of the Republican and Democratic parties.
LATFOR is comprised of six members, with two each from the majority parties in each house with only one each from the minority party, effectively giving the majority parties full control of the process, ignoring the views of the minority parties.