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Appendix 1 The Huntington - Hill Method

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The Huntington-Hill method is easily compared to Webster’s method, although the way we round up or down is quite different In Webster’s method, we round in the conventional way, so the cutoff for Webster’s method is.5 (halfway between the modified lower quota and modified upper quota)

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In the Huntington-Hill Method the cutoff is not 0.5, but rather it is found by: H = where L is the modified lower quota If the quota is below H, round down If the quota is above H, round up

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Huntington-Hill Method 1) Find a divisor D such that when each state’s modified quota is rounded according to the Huntington-Hill rounding rules, the total is the exact number of seats to be apportioned 2) Apportion to each state its modified quota, rounded using the Huntington-Hill rules.

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Page 172 Table 4-23 on page 172 may save you some time on calculations!

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Example M=100ABCTotal Pop3,48046,01050,510100,000 Sd:1,000 SQ:3.4846.0150.51 Cutoff for HH 3.4646.49750.49 Rounded quota 44651101 (Too high)

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Example cont: Raise divisor M=100ABCTotal Pop3,48046,01050,510100,000 MD:1001 MQ:3.4845.9650.46 Cutoff for HH 3.4645.4950.498 Rounded quota 44650100

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Assignment Do page 160 – 161 # 1-6 using the Huntington-Hill Method

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