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At the request of Rep. Howard Nielson, R-Utah, the U.S. Census Bureau will hold a special public information meeting May 25 on the 1990 decennial census.

The meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Provo City Council Chambers, 359 W. Center St. Census Bureau officials from Washington and Denver are scheduled to discuss preparations for the census and will answer questions.The federal government conducts a census every 10 years as required by the Constitution. The 1990 census will take place on the 200th anniversary of the first federal census in 1790.

Figures from the census are the basis for allocating federal funds to individual states, allocating seats in Congress and establishing the size and composition of state representative and senatorial districts.

Census results also could spark changes in the boundaries of Utah's congressional districts.