the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
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How to use reapportionment in a sentence
This left Congress at an impasse, and over the next few years, reapportionment stalled.
The law, the Apportionment Act of 1929, created what we know as the “automatic” reapportionment process today.
So even though the average House district will have just over 760,000 people after this round of reapportionment, each state’s average district will vary quite a bit, especially as states get smaller in size.
So based on population patterns and local political considerations, here’s our best judgment about which party will benefit from reapportionment in each state.Which States Won — And Lost — Seats In The 2020 Census? | Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) | April 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
The reapportionment data “almost always masks significant over-counting and undercounting at the local and community level,” she said.Will Americans be able to trust the results of the 2020 Census? | Tara Bahrampour | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
In this reapportionment Sangamon County's delegation had been enlarged to seven representatives and two senators.
There is a new reapportionment every ten years, counting from 1821.
In the dawn Parr hobbled down the line of yawning porters, checking the reapportionment of burdens.Sacrifice | Stephen French Whitman
A reapportionment act was therefore to be expected from the next legislature.Stephen A. Douglas | Allen Johnson