VT Edition Interview: Jim Bozeman on using math for legislative redistricting

03/03/09 3:28PM By Jane Lindholm
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On Town Meeting Day, government happens on a very local, town by town level, of course. But on other election days, when Vermonters go to the polls to choose representatives to the Statehouse or to Congress, legislative districts come into play. Vermont has one Congressional district, 108 state representative districts and 13 senate districts all based on population. But, one Lyndon State Professor says he might have a better way of drawing districts, and he uses math to do it. Math Professor Jim Bozeman joins us now to explain.

Click here to read Jim Bozeman's paper, Nearly Convex Sets And The Shape of Legislative Districts (pdf)
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