The commission filed the final legislative redistricting plan with the Montana Secretary of State on February 12, 2013. Upon filing the plan, the commission was dissolved.
Redistricting is the act of drawing new political boundaries. In Montana, the five-member Districting and Apportionment Commission has authority under the Montana Constitution to draw the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts every 10 years. Using population data from the most recent U.S. Census, the commission must draw districts with approximately the same number of people in them.
In early 2010, the commission adopted districting criteria to use when creating and judging maps; the commission's operating procedures provide more detail about how it would complete the redistricting task.
The Districting and Apportionment Commission was dissolved on February 12, 2013. If you have questions about the process or the redistricting plans, please contact Legislative Services using the following contact information.