How you are represented in government

 

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In the U.S. Congress, each state has two U.S. senators. They represent the state at large. Each state is divided into seven congressional districts. Each congressional district has a different U.S. representative (sometimes referred to as a congressman or congresswoman).

There are 435 congressional districts in the country. The district boundaries (lines) are supposed to be drawn so that districts reflect the population distribution proportionally. After every 10-year census, the lines are redrawn to adjust for population changes. Colorado's districts are scheduled to be re-evaluated again in 2020.

State

The State of Colorado is divided into 35 Senate districts and 65 House districts. There are no at-large positions.  Each voters is represented by one state Senator and one state House Representative.

The district boundaries (lines) are supposed to be drawn so that districts reflect the population proportionally. After every 10-year census, the lines are redrawn to adjust for population changes. Colorado's districts are scheduled to be re-evaluated again in 2020.

County

The State of Colorado is divided into 64 counties. Each county has a board of county commissioners. The county is divided into county commission districts.

Municipal

Municipal governments generally include a mayor and city council. City council positions may be at-large positions, positions for specific districts or a combination of the two.

Other districts

The state is also divided into school districts. In addition, there are numerous "special districts." You may or may not be in a special district. Special districts are set up for specific funding purposes or local services.

What districts are you in?

You can find out all of your district numbers by calling your county clerk's office or visiting votesmart.org with your 9-digit zip code

 

 

 


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