The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is looking for public comment on two proposed maps to divide the state into two congressional districts – CP 10 and CP1. Written comments are particularly encouraged, either directly on interactive maps of the proposals or using the commission’s webform. Comments can also be submitted by email at [email protected], or by mail to Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission, PO Box 201706, Helena, MT 59620.
On Saturday, October 30, the commissioners will consider Montanan’s thoughts on two proposals – CP 10 and CP 11 – to divide the state into two congressional districts. In the afternoon of the 30th, the commissioners will select a single map for another public hearing on Thursday, November 4.
- Comments received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 will be provided to the commissioners that evening.
- Comments received after that time but before October 30 will be given to the commissioners prior to or at the meeting.
- Comments received on October 30 or during the meeting will be provided to the commissioners prior to their next meeting.
More details on that single map will be available after October 30. Agendas for both meetings are now online at the commission’s website and details are below.
October 30 – 9:30 a.m. – Room 102, State Capitol
November 4 – 9:30 a.m. – Room 317, State Capitol
For more information on the commission or the proposed maps, please visit the commission’s website.
Commission website: mtredistricting.gov/
About the maps:
CP 10 – Proposed by the Republicans
CP 10 excludes portions of Gallatin County from the Western District, while also excluding Lewis and Clark County. It includes the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and all of Flathead County in the West.
CP 11 – Proposed by the Democrats
CP 11 keeps Gallatin County completely intact. The map also puts Park County in the West as well as Lewis and Clark County. Congressional Proposal 11 divides Flathead County, putting Whitefish in the West, while Kalispell and the bulk of Flathead go the east. The proposal also puts the Blackfeet Reservation in the Eastern District.