Billings Public Library and the League of Women Voters will host: “Redistricting, Elections and the Census” with Dr. Peter Miller in the Library Community Room. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Important questions are the focus of a four-city speaking tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters featuring Dr. Miller, a nationally recognized expert on elections and redistricting.
Will Montana gain a second Congressional district after the 2020 census? What criteria are used to ensure that the boundaries of each district are fair? How well have Montana’s Redistricting Commissions done in the past to create equitable districts for Montana’s legislature? Why are redistricting commissions controversial in other states?
Dr. Miller is a political scientist who graduated from high school in Billings and went on to earn a doctorate and a master’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tampere in Finland, a Podlich Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine, and a Templeton Foundation Fellow in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Supreme Court cited Dr. Miller’s work in the 2015 decision Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. He is a frequent commentator on topics related to redistricting reform, voting rights, and elections.
Miller is currently a researcher at the Brennan Center for Justice focusing on redistricting, voting, and elections.
For more information, please call Billings Public Library at 406-657-8258.