By: Camille Evans


Must be 30 years old

Citizen of the United States for 9 years before elections

Legal residents of the state they represent

All voters of each state elect senators, at large, or statewide.

Term Of Office

Elections held in November of even numbered of years

Begin terms on January 3, after the previous election held in november

Senators are given 6 year terms, but 1/3 of the senate had a Re- election every 2 years.

If a senator dies or resigns b efore the end of there term, the state legislature may authorized the the governor to appoint some one to fill the vancancy until the next election.

Governor may also call a special election to fill the seat

Salary & Benefits



Free from arrest in all cases except treason, felony, and breach of the peace when they are attending congress are on their way to or from congress

Members of congress can not be sued for anything they say in the house or senate floor.

Judge member qualifications