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- adj. of an electoral district composed of two or more towns or precincts due to an inability of either town to produce a sufficient constituency for its own representation.
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The amendment would do this by allowing "floterial" districts in which representatives are elected by more than one town or ward to maintain the correct ratio of House members to residents.
The state used floterial districts, which "float" above other districts, until the court rejected them because they allow variations in population among districts.
The proposal from committee chair Rep. Paul Mirski, R-Enfield, nearly doubles the number of House districts and nearly triples the number of single-town or ward districts, said Bates, while reducing the number of representatives from large, multi-community floterial districts.