Since the ’90s, local issues have been playing a growing part in forming political consensus and in political mobilizing strategies. This study analyzes the «weight» of the territorial dimension using Statistical spatial analysis methodology, in particular the univaried and multivaried versions of the Moran index, to explore global and local autocorrelation. In presenting these statistics, certain critical aspects of operalization of space emerged, know as Modificable aerel unit problem (Maup). Considerations and possible interpretations were advanced based on Moran statistics. This essay concludes with the presentation of a case study where, starting from the political elections of 1992-2008, the aim is to analyze the spatial and time-space dynamics that mark the absentee geography in Calabria.