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SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

Over the next three months, we will be working with Voters Not Politicians in Michigan and other partners to protect votes across the country.

Slay the Dragon Logo

SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Montana

Process

Montana's state legislative and congressional districts are drawn by an independent redistricting commission. Currently, Montana has only one at-large congressional district.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Montana law requires that state legislative districts be compact, contiguous, and preserve political subdivisions. Consideration of partisan data is prohibited except where required by federal law or as a remedy in a lawsuit, as is favoring or disfavoring a party or or candidate for office.

Issues

Potential underrepresentation of communities of interest.

Based upon a recent estimate of congressional seat changes following the 2020 census, Minnesota is estimated to gain one congressional seat. If this estimation is correct, Montana's congressional districts will be drawn by its independent commission.

Actions

Participate in the Commission's public comment process.

  • Obtain Montana redistricting data from OpenPrecincts.

  • Use software tools such as Dave's Redistricting App and Districtr to draw district maps showing either (a) what a fair map would look like, or (b) where the community you believe should be better represented is located.

  • Submit these maps to the Commission as a public comment.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

State Boundaries: Drawn by independent redistricting commission
Legislative Control: Republican
Governor's Political Party: Democratic
Last Updated: Jan 28 2020