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Congressional_Districts_Cartogram.zip
Council_Districts_Cartogram.zip
Legislative_Districts_Cartogram.zip
README.md
Voting_Precincts_Cartogram.zip
Voting_Precincts_Deformation_Grid.zip
gg14-turnout-by-party-by-precinct.csv
hocomd-2014-general-election-turnout-by-precinct.csv
hocomd-2014-precinct-council.csv

README.md

hocodata/datasets

This directory contains the following datasets for Howard County, Maryland:

  • gg14-turnout-by-party-by-precinct.csv. This dataset is a CSV version of GG14_Turnout_by_party_by_precinct.xlsx, state-wide precinct-level turnout data published by the Maryland State Board of Elections as part of its 2014 general election reports. Variables and values have been converted to mixed case for better readability.

  • hocomd-2014-precinct-council.csv. This dataset maps the 118 Howard County election precincts to the county council districts in which those precincts are included. The data is taken from the per-precinct 2014 general election results (PDF) from the Howard County Board of Elections. The dataset has two variables with meanings and types as follows:

    • Precinct. The precinct designator in the form '000-000', e.g., '006-035' (character string).
    • Council.District. The county council district ('1' through '5') in which the precinct is included (character string).
  • hocomd-2014-general-election-turnout.csv (obsoleted by gg14-turnout-by-party-by-precinct.csv). This dataset contains turnout statistics for each of the 118 Howard County precincts in the 2014 general election. The data is taken from the per-precinct 2014 general election results (PDF) from the Howard County Board of Elections. The dataset has five variables, with meanings and types as follows:

    • Precinct. The precinct designator in the form '000-000', e.g., '006-035' (character string).
    • Polling.Place. The polling place for the precinct, which may serve multiple precincts (character string).
    • Reg.Voters. The number of registered voters (of all parties) in the precinct as of election day (integer).
    • Cards.Cast. The number of people casting ballots in the precinct on election day (integer).
    • Pct.Turnout. The number of people casting ballots in the precinct on election day as a percentage of registered voters in that precinct (numeric).
  • Voting_Precincts_Cartogram.zip. This dataset contains a map of Howard County precincts sized according to the number of registered voters in the precinct at the time of the 2014 general election (ESRI shapefile). For more information see the documents “Creating Howard County Precinct Cartograms Based on 2014 Registered Voters”, Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Council_Districts_Cartogram.zip. This dataset contains a map of Howard County Council districts matching the precinct-level cartogram (ESRI shapefile).

  • Legislative_Districts_Cartogram.zip. This dataset contains a map of Maryland state legislative districts matching the precinct-level cartogram (ESRI shapefile).

  • Congressional_Districts_Cartogram.zip. This dataset contains a map of US Congressional districts matching the precinct-level cartogram (ESRI shapefile).

  • Voting_Precincts_Deformation_Grid.zip. This dataset contains the defomration grid by which the precinct and district cartograms above were created (ESRI shapefile).