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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Electoral Districts

Grzegorz Kuca

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 August 2021

Subject(s):
Electoral courts — Electoral districts — Scheduling of elections — Electoral systems — Restrictions on voting — Right to vote

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 An electoral district (also known as a constituency) is a whole or a part of a state’s territory or a territorial subdivision, in which voters choose their representatives in elections for specified posts (eg president) or in order to act in specified functions (eg to represent a given group—parliamentary or local elections). The character of electoral districts is one of three fundamental elements, apart from the electoral formula and the vote’s structure, of each electoral system, which determine its type as well as its political consequences. The decision...
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