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How often do House of Representatives elections take place?
House of Representives elections take place every two years. Currently, Republicans hold 246 seats, while Democrats hold 188.
How many people are elected to the Senate and the House of Representatives?
Each state is represented by two senators in the Senate. In the House, 435 congressional members are apportioned by the total population of each state. The more populous states, such as California and New York, have more representatives in the House than sparsely populated states such as Alaska and Vermont.
How long is a senator’s term of office?
A term of office in the Senate is six years. Approximately, a third of Congress is up for election or re-election every two years.
What’s the retirement age for elected officials in Congress?
There is no official retirement age. Though the average age ranges from 50 to 65.
What constitutional amendment lowered the voting age to 18?
The 26th Amendment, passed in 1971, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. The 15th Amendment, passed in 1870, extended the right to vote to African-Americans. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery after the Civil War, and the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920.
What’s the minimum age requirement to be a member of the House of Representatives?
To run for the House, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a U.S. citizen for seven years minimum and a resident of the state that they want to represent. To run for the Senate, candidates must be at least 30 years old and a citizen for nine years, as well as a resident of their chosen state.
Who presides over the Senate?
The vice president serves as the president of the Senate and casts the deciding vote whenever there is a tie.
What happens if a member of Congress dies in office?
Unless the state legislature authorizes the governor to appoint a successor, the governor must call a special election to select a replacement. Most states have given their governors the power of appointment.
Which of the following will prevent you from being allowed to vote?
All citizens of the U.S. who have not been convicted of a felony are allowed to vote, provided they are at least 18 and have registered.
What is an initiative?
Initiatives allow a state’s voters to amend the state’s constitution or adopt laws. Referendums allow a state’s voters to reject laws and amendments proposed by the state legislature.
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