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Districting & Apportionment Commission August Update


Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
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Districting & Apportionment Commission, Legislative Services Division

Redistricting Commission to Hold Week-Long Review of Draft Plans

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission will meet Aug. 13-17 in Helena after taking the summer to consider the comments it received earlier this year on five draft legislative redistricting plans. The August meetings start at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, in the Capitol. Meetings on subsequent days will begin at 9 a.m.

Commissioners will also meet at least twice after August. First, they will consider possible state Senate pairings on Nov. 15 in Helena. The commission will then meet in Helena on Dec. 11 for its statutorily required hearing on the entire redistricting plan, encompassing all 100 House districts and 50 Senate districts.

In early 2013, the commission will submit the final draft redistricting plan to the 63rd Legislature for its review and comment. The Legislature has 30 days to provide recommendations to the commission, which may then choose to accept all, some, or none of the recommendations. A final redistricting plan should be completed in early spring of 2013.

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