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: Oklahoma (OK) - Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Oklahoma Senate has asked an Oklahoma County judge to let it intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the chamber's new election districts.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman of Sapulpa says a motion was filed late Thursday afternoon to allow the Senate to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Sen. Jim Wilson of Tahlequah.
Wilson says new Senate election districts violate a state constitutional requirement that consideration be given to compactness, historical precedent, economic and political interests, and contiguous territories when drawing election districts
The Senate's motion says the case should be dismissed because Wilson raised the same argument in an earlier lawsuit he filed in the Oklahoma Supreme Court. That challenge was rejected just last week.
A hearing on the Senate's motion has not been set.
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