ABSTRACT

Apportionment and Redistricting Process for the U.S. House of Representatives [Updated May 12, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Every 10 years, the U.S. population is counted through the national census, and districts for the U.S. House of Representatives are readjusted to reflect the new population level and its distribution across states through the federal apportionment and state redistricting processes. The requirement to have proportional representation in the House is found in the U.S. Constitution, and constitutional provisions also underlie other elements of the census, apportionment, and redistricting practices. 'Figure 1' provides a generalized timeline for how these three interrelated processes occur, and the sections of the report that follow provide additional information on apportionment and redistricting."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45951
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Date:
2021-05-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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