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.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
April 26, 2011
LONG BEACH - The state's Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday night at Long Beach City Hall.
The commission is taking testimony before drawing its first round of draft maps of congressional, state Assembly, Senate and Board of Equalization district borders.
The 14-member independent panel will take testimony from 6 to 9 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
Potential speakers can learn more about how to effectively present information by visiting www.drawthelines.ca.gov. A "toolkit" can be found on the home page under "upcoming events."
Any person wanting to request assistive aids or services, including translation, should call 866-356-5217.
The first round of maps are scheduled to be released in June.
Final district maps must be certified by the commission and presented to the secretary of state by Aug. 15.
- Joe Segura
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