How to load legislator & district info

LDS (Legislative Demographic Service) can provide legislative and district information in an electronic format.  Contact Semarca  at 512/343-1049 for more information and prices.

In order to load the legislator and district data, you must first COPY the files into your Q:\ drive.  Once you do that, then you can load your data.  It will not run from the CD.

NOTE:  This load will take a long time - it is the largest .dbf file associated with Semarca.

NOTE:  You can run these two files at different times.

Once the files are copied, go to...

The LDS District and Legislator Load Form window will open.  The necessary files will automatically be filled in.

To load the legislators...

To load the zip district information...

It is no longer necessary to enter your states abbreviation when choosing the input file names.  SAMS should list them automatically.