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  •  Has anyone done a preceient analysis? (1+ / 0-)
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    oysterface

    What I mean here is whether there is a comparison between the number of voting locations and the population. I wonder if urban areas tend to have less locations that less densely populated areas

    Progressive Indian-American Law Student From NJ-6 (Home). DE-AL (school)

    by lawstudent1 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 05:32:58 PM PDT

    •  Probably on a per-capita basis, I would guess so (1+ / 0-)
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      oysterface

      What I mean is, if you have a small town of 1,000 residents, then it will have one polling place. If you have a metropolitan area of say 1,000,000 it might have 1 per 20,000 residents because several precincts and wards might share a single place (like my inner ring 'burb which has a school gym that serves 2 wards each of which has at least 5 precincts.). So if you have 100 towns of 1,000 people you'd have 100 polling places for them. On the other hand your met area would only have 50.

      On the other hand, due to population density, it might well be that the polling place is actually closer to the person living in the met area, than the polling place to the person living in a rural location.

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