Voting Districts

Question(#7): In Democratic Nations, legislators and political parties typically redraw boundaries for voting districts after the release of data from ______

In Other WORDS

What data will reveal the most about an area's political beliefs?

Vocabulary

Democratic: characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality, representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

Political Party: an organization to gain political power

Boundary: a line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Voting District: to include the wide variety of small polling areas, such as election districts, precincts, or wards, that State and local governments create for the purpose of administering elections

Legislate: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

Simpler Terms

Voting Districts are redrawn in order to get a better idea of an areas political preference, and also assist in knowing how the area will react to changes (elections, bills, laws). Political boundaries also allow political parties and canidates to have a better understanding during election time of who will be voting for them, and who they need to campaign for (in order to get their vote).

A National Census

A national census is a collection of data regarding a nations population. A census provides reliable data on a nations demographic, their populations income, and what political party a person belongs to, therefore making it a common tool used by "democratic nations, legislators, and political parties" when "redrawing voting districts".

If your Still A little Confused

I have provided a link to our governments national census home page. They explain what the census is meant for, and what information is found in the census very simply and clearly.

http://www.census.gov/about/what.html

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