Southeast Alaskans get their say on election district boundaries at a meeting today in Juneau.
The Alaska Redistricting Board is taking comments from noon to 4 p.m. at the Capitol.
Those outside Juneau can call in via teleconference at 1-855-463-5009. The board says testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker.
The board has proposed seven plans of its own. Eleven others are from a variety of organizations. Some of those are variations of earlier plans.
Links to plan details are at http://www.akredistricting.org/
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