Component Method


To Calculate Ratio Share

Divide the town population by the total population – this assigns each town their share of the floterial plus their dedicated seats – divide by total seats and convert to percentage

3,286 27,640 = .1188 = 11.9%

To Calculate Deviation

Ratio Share + Other Seats in Town = Adjusted Number of Seats

1 + .119 = 1.119

Town Population Adjusted Seats = Component Population

3286 1.119 = 2936.55

(Component Population – Ideal Population) Ideal Population =

2936.55 – 2773 = 163.55 2773 = .0589 = 5.89%


See N.H. Redistricting Committee, Methods for Calculating Deviation, available at http://gencourt.state.nh.us/houseredistrict/deviationcalculation.html.