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electoral district

The geographical area from which one or more representatives is chosen at an election is called an electoral district. Electoral districts are also called ridings or constituencies.  The number of members to be chosen from an electoral district is often called its district magnitude . At present the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is composed of 79 members each elected from one of 79 single member electoral districts (district magnitude of 1); see also at large election ; multimember district ; single member district .
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