state House of Representatives
consists of 150 members elected from 108 single or two-member districts
as provided for in the redistricting
plan developed by the Vermont General Assembly
following the 2000 U.S. Census
. The plan applies to legislatures elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. A new plan will be developed in 2012 following the 2010 U.S. Census
As of the 2000 census
, the state as a whole had a population of 608,827. As there are a total of 150 representatives, there were 4059 residents per representative.
Members per district
The Vermont Constitution
(Chapter 2, Section 13) requires that House districts be limited to one or two members. Representatives in two-member districts are elected at-large
throughout the district. There are 66 single-member and 42 two-member districts.
The process of drawing district lines and apportioning
representatives is spelled out in detail in Title 17, Chapter 34A of the Vermont Statutes
An initial plan divided the state into a number of districts ranging from one to fifteen members. The boards of civil authority in those towns in multi-member districts met (in joint sessions, where more than one town was involved) to decide on a plan to subdivide the district into one or two member sub-districts, in accordance with the state's constitutional
requirement that representative districts be one or two members. The legislature then enacted the... Read More