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PSC Apportionment Contest

Entry Form
Click on the Bob Head for access to the contest entry form.

Robert Groves

Contest Rules
The contest is limited to the PSC Community - Faculty, PostDocs, Trainees, and Staff.

All entrants with the correct apportionment projection will be winners. Winners will be announced at the first Wednesday coffee in the New Year.

You may enter as many times as you wish but only your last entry will be judged.

Submissions are due before the Census Bureau presents the counts to Congress.* The Census Bureau's deadline is December 31, 2010. Do not be surprised if Bob Groves turns the numbers in early.

Apportionment Resources

PSC Apportionment Calculator
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2010 Apportionment Projections by Experts
If you do not want to fiddle with the apportionment calculator, take a look at some apportionment projections. Notice that sometimes the experts have more than one prediction. They also do not always agree with each other. You will have to make a choice.

Population Estimates - Census Bureau and ESRI
These estimates or some modification of them are a good starting point for input to the apportionment calculator. The ESRI estimates are included in this table, because this is the source for the latest projections by Election Data Services. For simplicity, Washington, DC - Taxation Without Representation - has been excluded.

*The winners are defined on the basis of the counts that the Census Bureau sends to Congress. There are likely to be challenges to these, but the litigation can take years.