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date: 14 December 2018

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Redistricting—also known as redistribution and delimitation—refers to the redrawing of the boundaries of geographically based districts for electing representatives to legislative office. A majority of countries rely to some degree on electoral districts that must be delimited, but the impact that redistricting has depends on the electoral system in place, as well as the authority assigned the task of redistricting, the role that parliament and the courts play in the process, and the rules that govern the redistricting process. This chapter discusses the redistricting practices countries have adopted and considers their potential impact on the election process and its outcome.

Keywords: redistricting, redistribution, electoral boundary delimitation, electoral districts, constituencies

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