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Redistricting commission plans public hearings across Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho commission charged with redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts will hold public hearings across the state over the next several weeks. The Idaho Press reports the hearings — one in each region and another online — will allow the commission to gather public comment with an aim toward finishing its work by October, a full month before the late November deadline. Under a 1994 constitutional amendment approved by Idaho voters, the six-member bipartisan commission is in charge of drawing new district lines to match up with the results of the most recent Census, to ensure the one-person, one-vote principle is preserved in Idaho elections amid population shifts.. 

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