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Gerrymandering: How can you tell that an electoral map is unfair?

  • Tue, November 01, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual
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Gerrymandering is one of the several ways in which our political system adjusts the rule of “one person, one vote” to serve special interests. The drawing of electoral maps is a complex math problem for which there is no one correct answer — and the arguments over the acceptability of any given answer tend to be heated.

Fortunately, Jordan Ellenberg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at UW, has given much thought to this issue and is willing to give a webinar to help UWRA members think about this problem. He plans to give us an informal introduction to the rules governing the construction of electoral maps and the criteria by which those maps can be judged. The session will allow plenty of time for Q&A; so please plan to ask questions.

If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Millard Susman at msusman@wisc.edu by Tuesday, October 25.


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Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 28.

Registration:  

Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


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