Multi-Seat District Plans
In order to show potential changes that could occur in
the elections of members of the U.S. House of Representatives under
a full representation system,
FairVote's Jill Dannay has
made sample plans for each state with at least three seats in the
House. Each state's October 2004 congressional districts have been
combined into "super districts" of between three and five
seats. These sample plans show the potential effect of a move
to multi-seat districts on both
racial and partisan representation in the House.
state FairVote has assessed the likely impact on partisan results and
voting rights of these particular plans. Because these plans
are based on congressional districts as of October 2004, which are often the
results of gerrymandering, the proposed super district boundaries
are not as compact as they could be. The use
of current congressional districts also limits our ability to
achieve the best possible partisan representation and voting rights. These
issues could be easily rectified in a similar set of proposals that
made use of sub-congressional district data.
A national analysis of the effects on representation in the House and
each state's sample plan should soon be available.
View each state's multi-seat districting plan and