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How long is a Senate's term?


Senators are elected for terms of six years.  The United States Constitution lays out the length of US Senator's terms in Article I Section 3:

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote."

The US House of Representatives are elected every two years.  And, the election of US Senators are staggered to where 1/3 of senators are up for reelection every two years.

To read the entire article of the US Constitution about the US Senate, please visit the LawDocs section of

Friday, 23 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010

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