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A Multiobjective Algorithm for Redistricting

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Author(s): E. A. Rincón-García | M. A. Gutiérrez-Andrade | S. G. de-los-Cobos-Silva | P. Lara-Velázquez | A. S. Ponsich | R. A. Mora-Gutiérrez

Journal: Journal of Applied Research and Technology
ISSN 1665-6423

Volume: 11;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 324;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: redistricting | simulated annealing | mutiobjective.

ABSTRACT
Redistricting is the redrawing of the boundaries of legislative districts for electoral purposes in such a way that thegenerated districts fulfill federal and state requirements such as contiguity, population equality and compactness. Inthis paper we solve the problem by means of a single objective and a multiobjective simulated annealing algorithm.These algorithms were applied in two real examples in Mexico. The results show that the performance of themultiobjective approach is better, leading to higher quality zones.
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