(CNN) – The Justice Department approved Arizona's recently redrawn congressional lines on Monday.
In a statement, the department's Civil Rights Division cleared the new map, saying it meets all requirements.
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The announcement clears the way for elections in the newly formed districts, which now total nine after population changes caused the state to pick up one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, which drew the new lines, approved the map in January.