Each redistricting dataset merges the electoral data the SWDB collected and processed over the preceding decade with the most current census data (PL94-171). The result is a census block level dataset that allows for longitudinal analysis of electoral data over time on the same unit of analysis. Electoral data consist of the Statements of Vote (SOV) and Statements of Registration (SOR) for each statewide election. These data are collected from the Registrars of Voters for each of the 58 California counties with each election.
The SWDB collects the Statement of Vote and the Statement of Registration along with various geography files from each of the 58 counties for every statewide election. The Statement of Vote is a precinct level dataset and precincts in California change frequently between elections. The goal of the SWDB is to make election data available that can be compared over time, on the same unit of analysis – a precinct, a census block or a census tract.
Associated Press State Wire: Alaska
February 16, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court is standing by its decision ordering that the state's redistricting plan be redrawn for the 2014 elections.
The court late Friday released an opinion correcting from 36 to 22 the number of House districts that were unchanged after the Alaska Redistricting Board was initially ordered to redraw the map, giving greater deference to Alaska constitutional requirements. The court otherwise denied the board's petition for rehearing.
Chief Justice Dana Fabe and Senior Justice Warren Matthews dissented.
The board has not yet decided whether it might ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.
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