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2020 Census Determines the Number of Seats in U.S. House of Representatives

Arizona could gain a congressional seat in the United States House of Representatives if everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.  

The U.S. House of Representatives votes on new laws and introduce bills, among other duties. The number of seats each state receives is determined by the Census every ten years. Every state gets at least one seat, no matter how small the population. However, if a state has more residents, they will gain congressional districts in the House of Representatives.  

Currently, Arizona has 9 representatives/seats. If everyone is counted, Arizona is likely to gain another seat because it’s one of the fastest growing states in the nation. Our population increased 13.9% (+886,429 people) since seats were last determined from the 2010 Census.  

Now is the opportunity to get an accurate number of seats to represent Arizona for the next 10 years. Let’s make it count! 

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