Title

The Political Geography of Yakima, Washington: Latino Voters and their Representation

Document Type

Creative works or constructive object presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

I am cartographically visualizing in the form of an ArcGIS Online Story Map demographic information describing certain features of the population of the City of Yakima, and, more specifically, how Latino voters are represented in relation to the seven council districts. Within the boundaries of the its city limits, the Eastern District Court of the United States ordered the partition of Yakima from a city-wide at-large voting system to a district voting system to better represent Latino residents living within one of seven city council member voting districts. Using public and proprietary data I will show the sharp geographic and demographic differences specific to Latino voters. I will employ ESRI proprietary software to cartographically symbolize the contrasts between the older, higher-income west side of the city and the younger, lower-income east side of Yakima.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Sterling Quinn

Department/Program

Geography

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/the-political-geography-of-yakima-washington-latino-voters-and-their-representation/

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May 18th, 12:00 AM

The Political Geography of Yakima, Washington: Latino Voters and their Representation

Ellensburg

I am cartographically visualizing in the form of an ArcGIS Online Story Map demographic information describing certain features of the population of the City of Yakima, and, more specifically, how Latino voters are represented in relation to the seven council districts. Within the boundaries of the its city limits, the Eastern District Court of the United States ordered the partition of Yakima from a city-wide at-large voting system to a district voting system to better represent Latino residents living within one of seven city council member voting districts. Using public and proprietary data I will show the sharp geographic and demographic differences specific to Latino voters. I will employ ESRI proprietary software to cartographically symbolize the contrasts between the older, higher-income west side of the city and the younger, lower-income east side of Yakima.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/61