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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Now that the Welsh Labour elite have ignored the popular grassroots demand for one person, one vote, which is the process used by the English and Scottish Labour parties, it's imperative that the unions ballot their members.
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