United States congressional apportionment
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Group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of appointing the president and vice president.
Each state appoints electors pursuant to the methods described by its legislature, equal in number to its congressional delegation (senators and representatives).
Officer of the United States House of Representatives, whose primary duty is to act as the chief record-keeper for the House.
Federal law requires the Clerk to notify each state government of the number of seats apportioned to the state no later than January 25 of the year immediately following each decennial census.
Congressional districts in the United States are electoral divisions for the purpose of electing members of the United States House of Representatives.
The Bureau of the Census conducts a constitutionally mandated decennial census whose figures are used to determine the number of congressional districts to which each state is entitled, in a process called "apportionment".
Method for allocating seats in a parliament among federal states, or among parties in a party-list proportional representation system.
In 1842 the method was adopted for proportional allocation of seats in United States congressional apportionment (Act of 25 June 1842, ch 46, 5 Stat.
Lower house of the United States Congress, with the Senate being the upper house.
Since 1913, the number of voting representatives has been at 435 pursuant to the Apportionment Act of 1911.
Census that is legally mandated by the U.S. Constitution, and takes place every 10 years.
The U.S. census is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which states: "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States... according to their respective Numbers... . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years".
The Reapportionment Act of 1929 (ch.
It was not clear whether these requirements were still in effect until in 1932 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Wood v. Broom(1932) that the provisions of each apportionment act affected only the apportionment for which they were written.
Principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
Article One of the United States Constitution (section II) directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College.
The Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia from May 25 to September 17, 1787.
Representation in both houses of Congress would be apportioned according either to quotas of contribution (a state's wealth as reflected in the taxes it paid) or the size of each state's non-slave population.
Method for allocating seats in parliaments among federal states, or in party-list proportional representation systems.
Statesman and future US President Thomas Jefferson devised the method in 1792 for the U.S. congressional apportionment pursuant to the First United States Census.