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: Nevada (NV) - Friday, November 4, 2011
Author: SANDRA CHEREB - Associated Press
The Nevada Supreme Court has denied Secretary of State's emergency petition seeking a review of a lower court's handling of redrawing voter boundaries.
In a unanimous order filed late Friday, justices canceled oral arguments in the case that had been scheduled for Nov. 14.
Lawyers for both the Republican and Democratic parties this week also opposed the hearing, saying the issues raised by Miller became moot after District Judge James Todd Russell accepted the legal findings and voting boundaries drawn by a panel of special masters.
The high court agreed, and said parties can still file a direct appeal of the redistricting plan.
Miller filed his petition in October, arguing Russell improperly abdicated his duties to decide key legal issues to the appointed, three-person panel.
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