Rick Pildes, an election law expert at New York University, notes that of all the countries that use election districts
, the United States is the only one that doesn't have some kind of independent body to draw those districts.
We compared administrative districts in the GIS files and the election district
maps for the 1967 and 1971 elections.
Comparing with the least-populated districts, the majority of Justices in this case held that the 5 to 1 ratio of voters per delegate in the first election district
of Chiba Prefecture violated the principles of equality under the law, unless otherwise justified by rational election policy.
State and local governments generally rely on data compiled by the Census Bureau when drawing election district
58) The term gerrymander first appeared as an amalgam of the name of Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry and the "salamander-like" odd outline of an election district
Gerry was credited with forming to protect the Antifederalist party political advantages.
The seven TEPJF judges cited statutes in Mexico's electoral code (Codigo Federal de Instituciones y Procedimientos Electorales, COFIPE), which stipulate that only voting officials at each respective election district
are entitled to view the ballots.
If you live in a hotly contested election district
, you're likely familiar with "robo--calls"--the prerecorded pleas from pols that litter answering machines in the weeks before an election.
A party that draws election district
boundaries does so with the principal objective of enhancing its own electoral prospects.
69) </pre> <p>Jack's first job, like that of so many other West Indian immigrant members of the New York Democratic Party, consisted of collecting signatures on voting petitions and other menial jobs, but he quickly worked his way up to captain of his Election District
, an impressive position for an African American man in the Depression era.
The claim by lobbyists about the cost advantages of a DRE is that they would cost "roughly $7,500 an election district
The unfinished, junk-filled basement with an open toilet that O'Hara claimed was his "apartment" was an uninhabitable sham residence, intended to permit him to vote and campaign in the election district
where he was a perennial candidate and which, after redistricting, no longer included his true residence.
We want universal registration, recognizable in every election district
in the country, and multiple opportunities before election time to prove required residence.
The constitution required a voter to be an inhabitant of the state and "a resident of the county where he may offer his vote" and also specified that he must vote "in the election district
of which he shall at the time be a resident, and not elsewhere.
If a party controls even one of the three crucial sectors of a state's government--governorship, state senate (upper house), or state assembly (lower house)--it can block a redistricting plan drafted by the opposing party and send the plan to the courts, where it can be relatively sure the judges will draw up a much fairer congressional election district
Urbanization shows the extent of urbanization in a member's election district