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) - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Author: The Associated Press
The long, bitter fight over the redrawing of Nevada's voting districts is over.
No challenges were filed by a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline to a court order adopting maps drawn by a panel of special masters after plans passed by the Democratic majority in the Legislature were twice vetoed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The new voting boundaries redraw Nevada's 21 Senate and 42 Assembly districts, and carves a fourth Congressional seat out of an existing three.
Northern Nevada's 2nd Congressional District held by Mark Amodei remains solid Republican territory, while the 1st District in the south stays a Democratic stronghold.
Democrats have a sizeable advantage in a new 4th Congressional District, while the 3rd District currently held by Republican Rep. Joe Heck has a slight Democratic edge.
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