An at-large representative is a member of the House whose congressional district is their entire state. Under the Constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states. They are reapportioned every ten years following the decennial census. Every state is entitled to one seat under the Constitution (Article. I. Section. 2.), and seven states, because of their relatively small population in the 2010 census, have just one seat. These states are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. These same seven states also were apportioned one seat each following the 2000 census.
115th Congressional District Wall Maps are available from the Census Bureau.
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- § 2.40 Reapportionment and Redistricting, § 5.10 Members of Congress: Service, Qualifications, Characteristics, and Filling Vacant Seats, in Congressional Deskbook
- “Congressional Redistricting: Legal and Constitutional Issues,” CRS Report R44199 (20-page PDF)
- “House Apportionment 2012: States Gaining, Losing, and on the Margin,” CRS Report R44199 (14-page PDF)
- “Congressional Apportionment – Census 2000 Brief,” Census Bureau C2KBR/01-7, July 2001 (8-page PDF)
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