Census Undercount Law and Legal Definition

In a Census, undercount means some people who are not counted. The word census undercount is used to record fewer than the actual number of people in the U.S. in a census.

The following is an example of a case law on census undercount:

A census undercount may reduce the voting power of voters who are the natural allies of the undercounted, since an adjustment might give more representation to voters in states in which the undercounted are concentrated. [Tucker v. United States Dep't of Commerce, 958 F.2d 1411, 1418-1419 (7th Cir. 1992)].