Redistricting Proposal: Senate Version Overview

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 4 comments

Some of us are just big picture people and would like to know the bottom line or main idea quickly.

This overview is designed to quickly show you all 5 steps of the Senate proposal without all the detail.

Links to the posts with the details will be added as they become available.

Now what are we waiting for? Let’s get started! Remember to click on the maps to make them bigger.

Step 1: County Apportionment

Step 2: Create Regions and Verify Within Range

Smallest District: 268,100 (Dauphin)
Largest District: 244,670 (Allegheny)
Est. Overall Variant: 9.58%

Step 3: Divide Oversize Regions

Step 4: Verify Compliance with the Voting Rights Act

Philadelphia Map Before Adjustments

Philadelphia Map After Adjustments

Step 5: Add District Numbers

# of splits by . . .

  • County: 16/67 (was 30/67)
  • Municipality: 2 (was 3)
  • Ward: 4 (was 30)

# of districts that include splits of . . .

  • Counties: 12/50 (was 42/50)
  • Municipalities: 8/50 (was 11/50)
  • Wards: 5/50 (was 10/50)
Pittsburgh Up Close
Philadelphia Up close

You can make a difference, too!

Help make this map a reality. To support the Holt Proposal, simply contact the commission to let them know. It’s that easy.

And there you have it — the at-a-glance version of the whole Senate proposal. What do you think?

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