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TERM LIMITS: SIMPLIFIED
WHAT ARE TERM LIMITS?
A term limit is a legal restriction on the length of time an elected official may hold office
DO PRESIDENTS HAVE TERM LIMITS?
Yes, they do. The President of the United States is limited to a maximum of two (2) four year terms as defined in the twenty-second
amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1951.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VICE PRESIDENT BECOMES PRESIDENT THROUGH SUCCESSION?
WHAT IS THEIR TERM LIMIT THEN?
If someone rises to the Presidency through succession they may serve up to an additional two years (ten years maximum in total).
DO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE TERM LIMITS?
No, they do not! However, SENATORS must run for re-election every 6 years. Senate races are staggered over even years so that
only 1/3 of the Senate is up for re-election at once. Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are up
for re-election every even year.
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