Idaho Redistricting

Idaho Redistricting Commission

According to the Idaho Constitution, no member may be an elected or appointed official while serving on the commission. The state constitution further requires that the commission produce draft congressional and state legislative maps within 90 days of the commission's formation. There is no explicit deadline for final plans.[33]

The state constitution requires that state legislative districts "be contiguous, and that counties be preserved intact where possible." State statutes require that both congressional and state legislative districts meet the following criteria:[33]

  • County lines must be maintained "to the extent possible."

  • Districts must "preserve traditional neighborhoods, communities of interest, and (if possible) voting precinct boundaries."

  • Districts should not be "oddly shaped."

  • In districts comprising more than one county or a portion thereof, "those constituent pieces must also be connected by a state or federal highway."

A look at proposing Senate Districts separate from legislative districts. State Senator Districts