Best Answer

Wards are just like any other political division, though they are perhaps the smallest politically-relevant one possible.

As with other political boundaries, they are subject to be being redrawn by the political entity responsible for them. In this case, wards are almost always a function of city government, though in rural areas, they can often fall to county government.

What triggers a ward redrawing can be myriad: requirements from the city/county charter, state-level requirements, or even merely desire by the responsible government entity. Typically, changes in resident population are the most common, though they can often also be a result of zoning and redistricting changes. Wards may also need to be redone when the "owning" government entity changes, so (for example) if a formerly unincorporated area is brought under control of a city government, new ward boundaries are likely to be created.

Note that wards are mostly irrelevant today - they almost always serve merely as a convenient way to determine where voting is done for local residents of the ward, and little else. Consequently, there is generally very little incentive or desire to redraw existing ones.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-01-06 14:37:58
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How and why have the political ward boundaries changed?
Write your answer...
Related questions

How do warsaffect political boundaries?

After wars, political boundaries are often changed

what factor has changed the world's political boundaries.?

In the twentieth century, independence movements and decolonization changed the world's political boundaries and new nations were formed

What factor has changed the world's political boundaries?

In the twentieth century, independence movements and decolonization changed the world's political boundaries and new nations were formed

What map shows boundaries?

A 'political' map will show boundaries. A 'geographical' map will usually not show boundaries.

How do wars effect political boundaries?

Wars sometimes change political boundaries.

Are most of Pennsylvania's boundaries physical or political?


Which type of region is based on political boundaries?

A region based on political boundaries is a formal region.

Are political boundaries man made?

Yes, political boundaries are man-made although they may follow geological boundaries such as shorelines, rivers, or mountains.

What are three non political boundaries?

Personal bubble, mental boundaries, and scientific boundaries.

How can you tell the difference between physical and political boundaries?

Firstly you have to consider political boundaries which is primary and official. Physical boudaries are subortinaded to the political ones.

What is a ward boss?

A ward boss is the leader of the political machine, in a particular area (ward) of the city.

Why are there political boundaries?


What are the political boundaries?


Which word mean to with draw district boundaries for political boundaries?


In which way were the results of world war 1 and world war 2 similar?

The political boundaries of Central and Eastern Europe changed significantly.

Maps are especially useful for showing aspects of the world that cannot be seen directly These include what?

political boundaries

What is a political map used to show?

A political map is used to show different political units and boundaries of certain areas (such as the boundaries of states, territories, countries, and provinces).

What is the diffreance between a political and natraul bounderies?

A: the difference is that political boundaries have been established by the government, and natural boundaries were formed by nature

How do political boundaries differ from geographic regions?

Political boundaries are the boarders of a country. Geographic regions are like deserts, tundra, and grasslands.

How do political boundaries in Israel create conflicts?

These unrecognized political boundaries by the United Nations are against the Original land Palestinian inhabitants and residents

What is a political line on a map?

A political line on a map is an indicator of governmental boundaries. It may show boundaries between countries as well as such boundaries within countries as for counties, provinces or states.

What is political boundary on a map?

Political boundaries on maps show governmental boundaries of countries. They also may show boundaries within a country, such as for provinces or states and for counties.

Why is there such wide ethnic diversity within African nations?

The colonization of Africa created artificial political boundaries based on exploitation of the resources. This conflicted with the tribal boundaries and created ethnic tension within the colonies.

What are political boundaries?

Like the borders of the states or provinces/territories. That's political.

What the political boundaries of Tennessee?

all the way