At-large


At-large

At-Large is a designation for representative members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example, a city, state or province, nation, club or association), rather than a subset of that membership.

As an elective system, at-large voting is in contrast to bloc voting and general ticket voting.

United States

tates with only one at-large seat

In the case of the United States House of Representatives, an at-large representative is one who is elected to represent an entire state either as the sole representative of that state, or as one member elected from the entire state when the same state had geographically defined districts as well.

* U.S. States with at-large congressional districts
** Alaska's At-large congressional district
** Delaware's At-large congressional district
** Montana's At-large congressional district
** North Dakota's At-large congressional district
** South Dakota's At-large congressional district
** Vermont's At-large congressional district
** Wyoming's At-large congressional district
*Former at-large congressional districts
** Alabama's At-large congressional district
** Arizona's At-large congressional district
** Arkansas's At-large congressional district
** Colorado's At-large congressional district
** Hawaii's At-large congressional district
** Idaho's At-large congressional district
** Illinois' At-large congressional district
** Louisiana's At-large congressional district
** Missouri's At-large congressional district
** Ohio's At-large congressional district
** Oregon's At-large congressional district
** Rhode Island's At-large congressional district
** Utah's At-large congressional district
* Non-voting at-large congressional districts
** American Samoa's At-large congressional district
** District of Columbia's At-large congressional district
** Guam's At-large congressional district
** Puerto Rico's At-large congressional district
*Former non-voting at-large congressional districts
** Colorado Territory's At-large congressional district
** Dakota Territory's At-large congressional district
** Illinois Territory's At-large congressional district
** Indiana Territory's At-large congressional district
** Michigan Territory's At-large congressional district
** Northwest Territory's At-large congressional district
** Orleans Territory's At-large congressional district
** Philippines At-large congressional district

tates with both at-large seats and geographically defined districts

This is a table of every instance of at-large representation in the United States Congress when the same state had geographically defined districts as well.

ee also

*General ticket
*Plural district
*United States Statutes at Large

Sources

*cite book|title = The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts|last = Martis|first = Kenneth C.|authorlink =|coauthors =|year = 1982|publisher = Macmillan Publishing Company|location = New York|id =

External links

* [http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html U.S. House of Representatives: House History]


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