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Commission seeks suggestions for new U.S. House district maps

Free online tools mean Montanans can draw their own political maps and submit them for consideration

HELENA - The commission tasked with dividing Montana into two U.S. House districts for the first time since the 1980s has a Nov. 14 deadline to submit a final district map to Montana's secretary of state. To help it do that, the commission is seeking public input in the form of written comments and specific mapping proposals. 

The five-member Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission formally acknowledged receipt of detailed data from the 2020 U.S. census at a meeting last week, kicking off a 90-day process for drawing new congressional districts for the first time since Montana los...