Montana State Legislature

2020 Districting and Apportionment Commission

(Commissioners left to right: Dan Stusek, Jeff Essmann, Sheila Stearns (former presiding officer), Kendra Miller, Joe Lamson)

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is an independent five-member commission authorized by 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.

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August 17, 2021
State Capitol Room 137 and Zoom

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Upcoming Meeting Dates:

August 17
Additional Fall Dates TBD

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May 3, 2019

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May 13, 2019

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August 1, 2019

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November 1, 2019

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February 19, 2020

June 10, 2020

August 4, 2020

August 20, 2020 -- Panel with League of Women Voters Montana

May 25, 2021

June 10, 2021

July 8-9, 2021

July 20, 2021

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The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is an independent five-member commission authorized by 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.

Commissioners may not be public officials. Four commissioners are appointed by legislative leadership and have 20 days after appointment to select the fifth member, who will be the commission's presiding officer. Should the first four commissioners fail to agree on a fifth, the Montana Supreme Court selects the fifth member.

2020 Commissioners

 

Maylinn Smith, Presiding Officer, appointed by the Montana Supreme Court
Missoula, MT
Maylinn.Smith@mtleg.gov

 

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Jeff Essmann, appointed by Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas
Billings, MT
Jeff.Essmann@mtleg.gov

 

Joe Lamson, appointed by Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso
Helena, MT
Joe.Lamson@mtleg.gov

 

Dan Stusek, appointed by House Majority Leader Brad Tschida
Helena, MT 
Dan.Stusek@mtleg.gov

 

Kendra Miller, appointed by House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner
Bozeman, MT
​​​​​​​Kendra.Miller@mtleg.gov

 

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How To Submit Written Comments document

Written public comments that were distributed by a speaker during a commission meeting are included as exhibits for that meeting. Please see the meeting summary minutes to access the exhibits.

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