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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 01:56 AM
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41. The mysterious 4-number code... and lookie, they forgot to scramble!
Note that the 4-number code always contains the alphabetical portion of the precinct in the last one or two digits:

C = 3

-7903 Lockland C
-3803 Madeira C
-4943 Sharonville 4-C

And in the case of cincinnatti, the numeric portion is in the
first digits. So it's a chummed up version of the BoE's precinct number probably done by hand, squeezing as much data about the
town and precinct number in there as they could on an ad-hoc basis.

Let's take a look at the precincts in the NEP file, sorted by NEP's precinct number... the other numbers are the district number and the geocode.

Precinct 1/ 2/5: 25 voters
Precinct 2/ 2/5: 52 voters
Precinct 3/ 4/4: 29 voters
Precinct 5/14/2: 36 voters
Precinct 7/ 8/5: 45 voters
Precinct 8/ 8/5: 32 voters
Precinct 9/ 2/5: 53 voters
Precinct 11/11/1: 53 voters
Precinct 14/10/1: 47 voters
Precinct 15/11/1: 30 voters
Precinct 21/10/1: 21 voters
Precinct 23/14/1: 51 voters
Precinct 24/10/1: 52 voters
Precinct 26/12/3: 46 voters
Precinct 27/ 9/4: 50 voters
Precinct 33/15/3: 48 voters
Precinct 36/15/3: 25 voters
Precinct 39/15/3: 24 voters
Precinct 39/15/: 4 voters
Precinct 41/12/3: 29 voters
Precinct 42/ 7/3: 51 voters
Precinct 47/18/3: 92 voters
Precinct 48/18/3: 15 voters
Precinct 49/ 2/5: 34 voters
Precinct 51/ 1/5: 53 voters
Precinct 52/ 2/5: 31 voters
Precinct 54/ 1/5: 52 voters
Precinct 55/ 2/5: 16 voters
Precinct 57/ 1/5: 28 voters
Precinct 63/ 2/5: 48 voters
Precinct 67/14/2: 38 voters
Precinct 72/ 9/4: 44 voters
Precinct 74/ 9/4: 67 voters
Precinct 76/17/2: 32 voters
Precinct 78/ 6/2: 53 voters
Precinct 88/ 8/5: 70 voters
Precinct 91/17/2: 51 voters
Precinct 94/ 5/4: 46 voters
Precinct 98/ 2/3: 32 voters
Precinct 100/ 5/4: 52 voters
Precinct 101/16/2: 29 voters
Precinct 103/13/2: 31 voters
Precinct 104/13/2: 53 voters
Precinct 105/13/2: 48 voters
Precinct 106/13/2: 22 voters
Precinct 114/18/2: 55 voters
Precinct 115/15/3: 43 voters
Precinct 118/16/2: 28 voters
Precinct 119/16/2: 37 voters
Precinct 120/ 5/4: 43 voters

Note the grouping of district numbers and geocodes. You know what this means, right? They were lazy. They didn't scramble the numbers. The numbers are in alphabetical order by county, my guess, and probably in some order after that by precinct name/number. Perhaps the four-digit numbers above would give us a clue as to how they are sorted beyond the county.

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