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Commission submits districting plan

 

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After more than a month of planning, gathering comments, negotiations, and two deadline extensions, the Blaine County Commission has submitted a proposal to create districts for commissioner elections.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro of Las Vegas ruled that Blaine County's at-large voting districts, in which the entire county voted in each commissioner election, violated the voting rights of Native American voters. On March 20, Pro directed the commissioners to submit a plan to divide the county into districts.

"I think we had some good input," Commission Chair Vic Miller said today. "We had...



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