US Representatives are elected by district. The 2022 Election is the first election using the new district maps. Allegheny County residents are in either District 12 or District 17. To locate your district, you can:
- refer to the map on the left
- refer to the text descriptions below
- enter your address at Vote411.org
- check your voter registration at vote.pa.gov
Description of office: The US Constitution requires that the House of Representatives be composed of Representatives from each state, elected in proportion to population. There are 435 members of the House of Representatives, with 17 Representatives allotted to Pennsylvania after the 2020 census. US Representatives serve 2-year terms, and all 435 seats are up for reelection every 2 years.
A US Representative must be at least 25 years old, have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and be a resident of the state they seek to represent at the time of the election (though not necessarily the same district). The House of Representatives is responsible for introducing and voting on bills, resolutions and amendments, and for approving the budget. Representatives also serve on various policy committees. The House may send Articles of Impeachment of elected officials to the Senate and elects the President if there is a tie in the Electoral College.