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How do you determine your voting district in Pennsylvania?

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Pennsylvania residents can identify their voting districts using the interactive "Find Your Legislator" tool at the Pennsylvania General Assembly website. After you enter a street address or select a county, the system will display the assigned Pennsylvania House and Senate district numbers, as well as the names of the currently serving elected officials.

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To find the address of your assigned voting location, enter your street address in the "Find Your Polling Place" tool at the Pennsylvania Department of State website.

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania underwent a major voter redistricting project that concluded in 2013. The project modified the previously existing boundaries of voting districts in order to maintain appropriate legislative representation based on the population. This process was managed by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission based on 2010 U.S. Census data, and the commission's recommendations were finalized and approved by the Supreme Court in May 2013. Interactive map tools showing the changes in districts over time and the new boundaries are available online at Redistricting.State.PA.us.

Pennsylvania lost one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives due to a population decline between the 2000 and 2010 censuses. The Pennsylvania Constitution specifies that the commonwealth assembly consist of 50 state senate and 203 state representative districts.

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