One Person, One Vote

One Person, One Vote

The principle that all citizens, regardless of where they reside in a state, are entitled to equal legislative representation.

This principle was enunciated by the Supreme Court in reynolds v. sims, 377 U.S. 533, 84 S. Ct. 1362, 12 L. Ed. 2d 506 (1964). The Court ruled that a state's Apportionment plan for seats in both houses of a bicameral state legislature must allocate seats on a population basis so that the voting power of each voter be as equal as possible to that of any other voter.

Cross-references

Baker v. Carr.

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This case presents the court with the opportunity to restore the important principle of one person, one vote to the citizens of Texas and elsewhere," the organization's leader, Ed Blum, said in a statement earlier this year, according to The Washington Post.
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